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Cowan Lake State Park

1750 Osborn Rd, Wilmington, OH 45177-8615
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Happy Campers

Cowan Lake is truly one of the nicest state parks in our area. Their campsites are well maintained... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
Beautiful campground

Nice spacious camp sites, BUT there is no sewer or water hookups at each one. There is water... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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“fish” (6 reviews)
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1750 Osborn Rd, Wilmington, OH 45177-8615
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Cowan Lake is truly one of the nicest state parks in our area. Their campsites are well maintained, fairly level, and spacious. The bath houses and restrooms are clean, and nicer than most state parks. They have great hiking trails, and prime real-estate for bike...More

Thank tabithaw282
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Nice spacious camp sites, BUT there is no sewer or water hookups at each one. There is water hydrants to fill your fresh water tanks with and hydrants throughout the park to fill water jugs. The bathrooms and bath houses need some updating and de-molding....More

Thank YorkForrester
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I have been to many state and national parks and this was one of the worst. Lake was a deep green murky color, cabins were outdated and needed maintenance (Cabin #6 had a drippy bathroom faucet with black mold under the sink), lack of hiking...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy a remote quite relaxing weekend this is a great place to go to. They allow small boat engines 9.9 and under. The fishing is great with Crappie and Muskie. Campground is very nice and beautiful.

Thank ronniet862
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Cowan lake is a beautiful small lake that great for sailboating and small water crafts. It has a limit on the size of motor you have on your boat so if speed boating is your cup of tea, this won't do for you. It has...More

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Not recommended for water sports, fishing, skiing or scuba diving! Proceed at your own risk! Only went once and a far cry from last visit decades pastg!

3  Thank Sam K
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Puns aside, the acres of water and acres of trees make for a nice escape whether you're a family, a couple, or wanting to spend some time alone with your thoughts. I live close by so have enjoyed Cowan each of the three ways. In...More

Thank Leonard C
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely location with nice size sites--we just have to look for a level one that is long enough. State parks in Ohio were built before these were requirements. Two areas with lots of trees and another flatter area that get more sunshine. Beautiful in the...More

Thank DebW0413
Reviewed 18 October 2016

had a wonderful time camping set up a projector and did movies after dark . It was fun even the neighbors enjoyed it

Thank cindycox382
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We brought my 13 month old son for a picnic lunch with my inlaws and decided since it was a beautiful day to let him put his feet in the water. It was beautiful and my son and husband enjoyed wading in the lake and...More

Thank smkymtnlover
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29 September 2017|
Response from tabithaw282 | Reviewed this property |
There isn’t a pool, just a beach on the lake.
joni c
2 October 2016|
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Response from Gary P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I did not use, or even see, the cabins. Go with Gary J's response.
29 August 2016|
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Response from Gary P | Reviewed this property |
I checked their website, I can't list it here, but search for "Ohio State Parks", they don't specifically say an age, but they do say "Juveniles are permitted to camp without adult supervision ONLY if written permission from... More