Bowman Lake State Park
|Description: Scenic park roads wind through evergreen and hardwood forests. A lake
that is stocked annually with trout is located here, and birdwatchers can
spot as many as 103 species of birds. In winter, snowmobilers and crosscountry
skiers enjoy the added benefit of outstanding scenery on 8 miles of
Wildlife to Watch: Lucky visitors may encounter a wide variety of wildlife, including whitetailed
deer, red foxes, woodchucks, raccoons, eastern gray squirrels,
cottontail rabbits, beavers, geese, ducks, finches, warblers, hawks or woodpeckers.
Bald eagles and northern river otters have sometimes been spotted.
Special Tips: The park is open year-round, but hours vary by season. There is a
vehicle entrance fee. Hunting is allowed in designated areas during deer season.
607-334-2718, 745 Bliven Sherman Road, Oxford, NY 13830
Other Activities: In addition to the designated cross-country skiing and snowmobile trails,
gently rolling terrain offers hiking and nature trails to be enjoyed during
Ownership: NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Size: 660 acres
Closest Town: Oxford
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing: