Summer is fast approaching, which means there will be more time to be spent at Cowan Lake. The area now known as Cowan Lake was once a stronghold of both the Shawnee and Miami Indians. However, in 1797, William Smalley began to clear land and dammed the river, which created Cowan Lake. In 1968, Cowan Lake became dedicated as a State Park.
Now, Cowan Lake State Park offers a peaceful setting for residents to explore and learn about nature. There are hiking trails, as well as areas to swim, sail, canoe, and fish. This 1,075-acre park has a lot of opportunities for people to enjoy nature.
When it comes to fishing, normally a valid Ohio fishing license is required. However, you will want to mark your calendars for Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th as it is Free Fishing Day! On these two days all Ohioans are able to fish at Cowan Lake without a fishing license.
The fishing pier is located near the Pine Tree picnic area and is Carry In/Carry Out. There are no trash cans available, so you will want to bring your own trash bags. There are a plethora of fish found in the lake including Muskie, crappie, catfish, bluegill, and largemouth bass. So if you like to fish, make sure you head to Cowan Lake State Park in Wilmington, OH for the state-wide Free Fishing Day, and make sure to tell all of us at Bush Auto Place all about it!