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Spots pretty spread out and amazing views. Will be back for sure! Water and bathrooms available. Firewood for purchase from rangers. Nice little trails within the campground too! Make sure to catch the sunset over emerald bay from the top of the walking trail towards the middle of the campground.
Great October stay here. Scenic spot nestled in the woods and yet conveniently close to town. It’s a big campground though and many of the sites seem to be tightly spaced. Seems the outer rim sites are more spacious than inner. Suspect our experience would have felt differently on that inner rim.
Access to the lake is convenient and super scenic to mention nothing of canoeing and kayaking and swimming opportunities.
Looks like most people lived here. Good place to stay when needing a rest on the way back from or to the mountains, but it’s not much of a destination stop.
Has all the amenities though! Pool. Bathrooms. Showers. Hookups.
Right by kidd lake. More amenities than Long Lake sites, but not quite as remote/pretty
There are several primitive campgrounds to choose from. Some right near the lake. There is a pit toilet, but no water or fire rings. The drive is long and fairly rough. Having a vehicle with some clearance helps. It is possible to get a smaller trailer there but not recommended. The lake is beautiful and try to hike to the waterfalls at the creek at the end of the lake if you can. We’ve never had issues with animals or bugs at Bowman Lake.
Most likely due to COVID and it being off season, the campground was barely a 3rd full. We had site 157 about 150 yards from the road. Road noise was not too bad and the ability to see the lake made up for anything we heard. The campground was well maintained. The snow added to the scenery. Our pad was paved, but pretty skinny. Our fold out stairs did not reach the ground due to the small drop off from the pavement. I added a few boards to solve that. Remember you have to park in the campground and then walk across the street to check in.
The beach was amazing. We had 2 small dogs so they went allowed on the Zephyr Cove beach, but a short walk to the right there is a dog friendly beach. I would argue it’s even better part of the beach. Nice rock formations and sandy beach.
Unhook and go see Emerald Bay. Make sure you check out the waterfall and short like to eagle lake. All from the Eagle Falls parking lot. Kiva Beach is also a great place to go if you have have dogs or even if you don’t