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Address: 1750 Osborn Rd, Wilmington, OH 45177-8615

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Very nice camping area

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Wilmington, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 addition to the boating, swimming, fishing, and various hiking trails, there is all the wildlife... More 

Thank Leonard C
Wilmington, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 fall with the turning leaves. Nice hiking trails. Nice lake nearby. No sewer hookup. Nice... More 

Thank DebW0413
Wilmington, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Georgetown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 getting their feet in the sand.

Thank smkymtnlover
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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15 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Attempted to swim there and decided not to, because of smells coming from the water. It is filthy and toxic, in my opinion!

Thank 909crosscountryman
Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We camped in "class B" which is tent only camping. Our spot was okay but the sites are right on top of each other. We had to drive to use the shower house or fill up our water containers (way too far to walk). There are only a couple trees providing minimal shade on lots B10-18. Our site B9 had... More 

Thank melissa w
Sykesville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We enjoyed our 3-day stay here! We are not "water people", so I can't comment on that other than to say the beach looked ok. The pad we had was nice, long enough but I wold have preferred it to be at least several feet wider as the trailer step came down mere inches from the significant drop off from... More 

Thank Gary P
Parkersburg, West Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This was our first stay ever at a state park and we very much enjoyed it. The cottage was newly refurbished with new paint, flooring, kitchen appliances, countertops. The a/c was heavenly! One bedroom had a Q bed and the other had a full/twin combo. The TV was new. The screened porch was a nice respite from the throngs of... More 

Thank SilloNibor
Waynesville, Ohio
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

In the seventies, every-weekend we'd camp here. Lots of trees great commissary,nature program,clean beach. But with emerald ash disease trees are for the most part gone. State cut-backs have made an impact on this park. Cabins have remain unchanged since the seventies as well as the bathrooms. Never has there been a nice water pressure. We camp here now on... More 

Thank leci7804
Wilmington, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Cowan Lake is a wonderful place to commune in nature. Most weekends there are several free opportunities, (canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boards, archery, and many exciting explorations in the Naturalist Cabin). The naturalist at the State Park organizes all of these spectacular events. Some of the cabins have been totally remodelled, but they are all nice. The lake is... More 

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