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Cowan Lake State Park

1750 Osborn Rd, Wilmington, OH 45177-8615
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Quiet and peaceful

Cowan lake is a beautiful small lake that great for sailboating and small water crafts. It has a... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Kathy R
Clarksville, Ohio, United States
Swim areas are pollouted and smell bad!

Not recommended for water sports, fishing, skiing or scuba diving! Proceed at your own risk! Only... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Sam K
Springfield, Illinois
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1750 Osborn Rd, Wilmington, OH 45177-8615
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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 1 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!

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
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
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...More

Thank melissa w
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...More

Thank Gary P
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....More

1  Thank SilloNibor
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joni c
How far is the lake cottages 3 and 4 from lake and can you walk to lake on paved road
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.
How old to do have to be to rent a campsite for the weekend
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
Cindy A
How much is it to set up a tent for a night
28 August 2015|
Response from Bill T | Reviewed this property |
It's $20 a nite with out electric., $25 with electric. Cheaper if for a week. You can book online. Google Cowan Lake State Park. Spaces fill up fast for Holiday weeks and weekends.