Plowman Creek Park is a nice Corps of Engineers park. It is a controlled access park and there are fees for launching and camping. It is a little older park and has no Day Use area. It does have an Equestrian area. It is on the west side of the upper end of the lake, north of Morgan and Lakeside Marina. Being on the west side of the lake, it is one of the more remote parks. The boat launch fee is $3.00.
These photos were taken on two different dates, August 22, 2011 and February 4, 2012. The lake level on August 22, 2011 was 522 feet or 13 feet low. The February 4, 2012 photos were taken when the lake level was 527 feet 7 1/2 inches or 5 feet 4 1/2 inches low. As of March 14, 2012 the lake was just a little over normal pool of 533 feet. You can use your judgment to estimate the ramp usefulness at the current time.
Ramps at 13 feet low or Lake Level of 522 feet:
With the lake level at 522 feet, the boat launch ramp at Plowman Creek Park is CLOSED and totally out of the water. The ramp ends some 20 feet or more from the lake. I would guess that the ramp loses its effectiveness around 525 to 527 feet. The ramp is a standard Corps concrete two lane ramp with and adjustable boat dock on the side. As clear from the photo, the lake bottom at the end of the ramp is somewhat sandy and it appears that one might launch even with ramp a close to being out of the water. There is plenty of ramp parking.
The pickup in the picture was not launching a boat, but someone was using it as a base for fishing nearby.
Ramp with the lake at 527 feet 7 1/2 inches or 5 feet 4 1/2 inches low.
There is some good fishing in this area too. It has excellent access to the upper areas of Whitney Lake. The ramp is sheltered from the wind most of the time.
We also like the camping areas here. Like a lot of the Corps parks, they have some spaces in the open and some in wooded areas.