Cowan Lake State Park

Cowan Lake State Park

Participating in the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist classes has exposed me to more than just that plants and animals of the Greater Cincinnati area, but some of the unique places. For our Birds of Prey demonstration we were hosted at the naturalist cabin at Cowan Lake State Park and I thought it was a charming park with a decent campground. It seems little more off the beaten path than it’s more popular neighbor, Caesar Creek.

For our second adventure in our Mini, we wanted to try out some highway driving, but not venture too far – especially since we would be attempting to leave after work on Friday. We did not want to attempt our second ever campsite set up in the dark. It seemed the perfect time to try out the Cowan Lake campground.

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Less In Tents

Less In Tents

We caved.

Our first real camping trip as a couple was Yellowstone in 2009. We began to camp obsessively in 2013.

We have camped in rain, wind, heat, and cold. We have braved bears, lightening, mosquitoes, and sketchy campers.

But in all these years there have been times we have cancelled trips because of conditions. We anxiously watch the weather in summer and winter, hoping for temps we can tolerate. In the spring we do dances to the rain gods in the hopes we won’t be washed out. If only we could be guaranteed a warm, dry spot to sleep, we would be fine with most of what Mother Nature has to offer…

Finally, we decided life is too short to waste waiting for good weather. Introducing… Continue reading “Less In Tents”