Bowman Lake Campground
The campground is walk-in only, with carry-in canoe access. This quiet and secluded campground is very popular with fisherman and hunters.
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At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Annual services at the site will resume for spring on May 3.|
|Operational Hours:||Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.|
|Area Amenities:||Boat ramp,Parking|
|Permit Info:||Special Use Permit -
|Open Season:||May 3 - October 10|
|Restrictions:||As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors. These rules are available to you on-line or at any office of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. Please take time to read and understand them. General Topic orders apply across the Forests. Applicable Orders -
|Operated By:||Baldwin White Cloud Ranger District - 650 N. Michigan Ave. PO Box D, Baldwin, MI 49304|
From Baldwin -
- Travel west on 56th St. for 6.5 miles.
- The site is located on the right.
Location - Bowman Lake, Bowman Lake Semi-Primitive NonMotorized Area
Nearby Recreation Areas -
- North Country National Scenic Trail
- Bowman Lake Trail
County - Lake
Seasonal and Other Information -
- This site is not gated during the off season.
- This site is not maintained in winter:
- Access road and/or parking lot are not plowed.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
- Tent Pads
|No. of Sites||Single: 4|
|Reservation Info||No reservation needed. All sites are first come, first serve.|
Lake and Pond Fishing
|Fishing Mode||Boat, Shore, Wade|
|Fishing Method||Fly, Pole|
Glacial depressions are found in this area and provide homes for many species of wildlife. Gray diamond-shaped confidence markers for the Bowman Lake Trail. The trail goes around the lake.
An online version of the Michigan Wildlife Viewing Guide is available on the MI-DNRE website.
Boating - Non-Motorized
|Type of Craft||Canoe, Kayak, Rowboat|
This trail is not groomed in winter.
|Parking:||10 vehicle capacity|