Area Status: Closed
Bowman Lake Campground is a very remote campground with limited services. Therere are 7 campsites with tables, fire rings and bear proof food lockers. There is no trash service. The road to access the campground is very rough, rocky, and narrow. Bowman Lake is a large, beautiful lake surrounded by rocky cliffs and scattered pines that is great for fishing, and swimming. A few islands are found within the lake.
There is no boat launch facility at Bowman Lake.
At a Glance
||Vault Toilet (1)
||Nevada Irrigation District
Pack-in/pack-out (no garbage receptacles)
From Nevada City: Take Hwy 20 east towards Truckee approximately 20 miles. Turn left of Bowman Lake Road (Forest Road 18). First 8 miles are paved, next 3 miles are gravel (2 lanes), and last 3 miles are very rough and road is one lane.
From I-80: Take Hwy 20 cutoff on I-80 heading west toward Nevada City for approximately 5 miles. Turn right on Bowman Lake Road (Forest Road 18). First 8 miles are paved, next 3 miles are gravel (2 lanes), and last 3 miles are very rough and road is one lane.