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Nice stay in the cabins,

A friend and I wanted a weekend exscape so we rented one of the cabins up at Cowen Lake. It was a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cincinnati, Ohio U.S.A.
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My family has been coming to Cowan Lake on and off for the last 50 years. The cabins have changed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Linda M
Dayton, Ohio
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1750 Osborn Rd, Wilmington, OH 45177-8615
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A friend and I wanted a weekend exscape so we rented one of the cabins up at Cowen Lake. It was a nice time. The cabin could have used an updating but I was told by the cleaning crew that the cabins are being updated....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family has been coming to Cowan Lake on and off for the last 50 years. The cabins have changed throughout the years and we have always had a great time. We went this past weekend to celebrate my son's 40th birthday and my nieces...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Was impressed with this state park. We spent one night August 30 at last notice they had an opening and the store was clean, staff was friendly. No sewer or water but the showers and bathrooms were clean. If we ever RV this direction I...More

Thank 250amd
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Stayed on nonelectric site #17. Which is great for the little shade but the sewer manhole is right there. Bathroom at boat dock there was dirty. Kayaking on the lake was great! Beautiful lily area in the cove. Showers at electric site were clean. Park...More

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed July 12, 2018

My husband and I just returned from a one night stay in the non electric campground. The grass, beach, sidewalks, boat ramps, roads etc are covered with geese droppings. I counted over 200 geese this morning. There were only a couple of people on the...More

3  Thank wcsail
Reviewed July 4, 2018

The cabin we stayed in was completely updated and very clean. All the linens, pillows, cooking and eating utensils were provided. Views from the screen porch were lovely. If you're staying here in the summer, I would recommend bringing a fan and some camp chairs...More

Thank rglessner
Reviewed August 14, 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 August 13, 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 August 9, 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

2  Thank Susan S
Reviewed July 12, 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.

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September 28, 2017|
Response from tabithaw282 | Reviewed this property |
There isn’t a pool, just a beach on the lake.
joni c
October 2, 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.
August 28, 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