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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 October 15, 2018
The Cincinnati Region
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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 September 17, 2018
Dayton, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great camp spot by the edge of the woods. Ready enjoyed the hiking trails and spending time with friends.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed June 6, 2019

Camping with our old dog was a pleasure. Campers all around us were very nice! Liked that the "Walk-Ins" campers were all together which is nice for families!~

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

Although the other facilities were closed, we spent 2 nights in the upgraded cabins. Wow, what a surprise! Beautiful tiled bathroom, gas fireplace, new flooring/carpeting, comfortable beds...very nice. I think there still may be older ones, so read the details before booking.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank colormerose
Reviewed September 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 556dawnc
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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.
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