Tough road, even toughter lake to fish. Lots of 4x4 and ATV/dirt bikes everywhere, not a quite place! Says Chris
Bowman Lake is a great mountain lake. I was just there on 9/28/10. The water is down some fom the last time that I was there. Pretty area, it is a tough rocky road to get there , but worth the drive. A 4x4 is a good thing to have. Says Bill T
A good place close to Bowman Lake is Poison Canyon, and on a nice day you can take a hike along
the Round Lake Trail. There's a nice category IV-V segment of whitewater nearby on Yuba River - North Fork, the 13-mile-long Wild Plum Campground to Downieville portion.