OFF the TRAIL
Lake County- around Bowman Lake. Access 1/4 mile from the 56th St. Trailhead via the North Country Trail or Bowman Trails. Lake and campsites are 200 feet west of the NCT.
Prior to 2004, several campsites had been marked with numbered posts by the Forest Service around Bowman Lake, and they had fire rings, but there was not a level surface on which to put a tent. Beth Heckman contacted the North Country Trail Association about making a gift in memory of her husband. Prior to his death, he had loved the NCT, in particular the area around Bowman Lake.
With the approval of the Forest Service, the chapter constructed tent pads and leveled areas in early 2004. Two sites are on the east and two on the west side of the lake.
A dedication ceremony was held in May of 2004. Several members of the Heckman Family traveled to the location for the event.
Bowman Bridge Campground
Bowman Semi-Primitive Area
Spirit of the Woods Chapter of the NCTA
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