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Overview of Bowman Lake Campground

The campground is walk-in only, with carry-in canoe access.

Number of Sites 4

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 787 ft / 239 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Bowman Lake Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon Voice Only
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 9/27/2019
T-Mobile 3G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/11/2020
Kevin
North Aurora, IL
4 reviews
“Wonderful backpacking campsite next to lake”

Reviewed 7/11/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Overall Rating

The Bowman Lake Campground is located inside the Manistee National Forest, off of West 56th Street via Forest Road 6903. From the parking lot, it's a roughly 1/2 mile hike down to the campground. The four sites are located next to Bowman Lake and connected to the North Country Trail.

Each of the sites were easily reached and offered some amount of privacy and even lake access. We saw several sites which were taken by early afternoon and ran into some very friendly campers who were tubing on the lake.

Would recommend this campground for backpackers and those who pack light. This is a USFS campground and thus has no fees.

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Verizon
T-Mobile 3G

Kevin would stay here again

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2 reviews
“Nice little out of the way spot”

Reviewed 9/27/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 1
Overall Rating

Only four spots and you have to hike in but its beautiful and off the track. Nice view of the lake and decent fishing, however there's no water or toilets. I would definitely would come back here again. we were here in August and the bugs were not bad and there is little to no cell service at the site.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
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AT&T
Verizon Voice Only
T-Mobile

H3lv would stay here again

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Pets
  • pets

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