TRAIL TALK

OFF the TRAIL

LOCATION

Bowman Bridge
Exact Location:
Lake County- On 56th St. at the Pere Marquette River.
 
Bowman bridge campground
Bowman Bridge access on the Pere Marquette River (photo by jhy)

The Bowman Bridge Campground is a National Forest Campground operated by an independent contractor. There is a 0.4 mile spur trail to the North Country Trail, and the bridge is 1.5 miles from where the trail crosses 56th St. (A loop hike is thus possible but not pleasant, as 56th St. is paved and somewhat dangerous to walk with no shoulder and fast traffic.)

Bowman Bridge campground
Bowman Bridge campsite (photo by jhy)
Campsites require a fee. Picnic tables, fire rings, potable water, latrines, boat launch on the Pere Marquette River. No electric sites.

On July 25, 2005 the area was hit by a Class 1 Tornado. 80% of the trees in the campground were damaged. Repairs were completed, and the site re-opened in 2007. Although the area is more open than it was in the past it is still a nice campground.

There are individual sites and group sites.

Also see:
Bowman Lake
Bowman Trails
Bowman Campsites
Bowman Semi-Primitive Area
Pere Marquette River

Sources:
Get Off The Couch
personal experience


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The North Country National Scenic Trail is 4600 miles long, spanning seven states. For more information, visit the North Country Trail Association


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