William C. Bowen Lake


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813.93 FEET
Full Pool: 815.0
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4th of July Boat Parade Winners


Date: 7/5/2016

Most Patriotic Crew1st Place Boat #7 The Ingram Family2nd Place Boat #26 Eleanor Townsend Most Creative Crew1st Place Boat #14 John Bullington2nd Place Boat # 37 Steve Williams Tallest Flag1st Place Boat #8 Carrie Campbell2nd Place Boat #10 Lee Murfree Largest Flag1st Place Boat #36 Kary Little2nd Place Boat #3

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National Window Film Day

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Date: 4/30/2016

National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit

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Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show

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Date: 1/9/2015

Progressive insurance Atlanta Boat Show Drops Anchor at Georgia World Congress Center 2015 event showcases hundreds of new boats and on-water fun, ideal winter destination for Southeast boate

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Iconic Boat Brands To Come Under Same Ownership

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Date: 12/11/2014

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Bass Pro Group announced today an agreement to acquire Fishing Holdings, LLC, a manufacturer of fishing boats that include Ranger Boats and the Stratos and Triton boat brands from Platinum Equity. The agreement combines popular fishing boat brands that are recognized internationally. It also

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Zipline over the Chattahoochee Opening this weekend

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Date: 9/11/2014

Here it is! - The grand opening of the Blue Heron Zipline Adventure! The only zipline connecting two states and participants will soar 100 ft over the Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park - the best man-made Whitewater Course in the World - USA Today! Achieving speeds of up to 40mph, thrill seekers will zip over to

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• River: South Pacolet River
• Length: 33 Miles
• Surface Area: 1,534 Acres
• Average Depth: 15 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 41 feet
In the 1950s, the Spartanburg region experienced a considerable increase in population. At the time, the population of Spartanburg County had risen to well over 150,000 people, with that number expected to significantly grow in the coming decades. To meet the steadily increasing demand of water usage and to ensure an adequate water supply for the future of Spartanburg County, Lake William C. Bowen was constructed in 1960. Located within the South Pacolet River Basin, Lake Bowen was formed by the waters of the South Pacolet River and its tributaries.

Today, Lake Bowen encompasses 1,534 acres and contains approximately 33 miles of shoreline. Along with providing an adequate water supply, Lake Bowen offers many recreational activities like boating and fishing. Visitors can also enjoy Anchor Park, a recreational park provided by Spartanburg Water that offers picnic pavilions, waterfront access for fishing, a playground, two boat ramps, and the Lake Bowen Warden’s Office.

Although the landscape around Lake Bowen has experienced much change over the past 50 years, the lake itself has remained a sound, focal point of the region. Throughout the coming years, the Lake Bowen area will continue to experience change, with new possibilities, an influx of new families, and promising growth. Amidst the change, Lake Bowen will continue to be the vital link it has always been for the Spartanburg region, providing an adequate water supply and a variety of recreational activities to the residents of Spartanburg County and the surrounding region.
Recreational Rules and Regulations
Spartanburg Water has adopted specific rules and regulations that govern any recreational activities on Lake Bowen. These rules and regulations have been adopted to ensure that all users of Lake Bowen conduct their recreational activities in a safe and conscientious manner. Before participating in any recreational activities on Lake Bowen, please read through the South Carolina Recreational Rules and Regulations.

Boat Permitting
Spartanburg Water has established a specific boat permitting fee structure that governs the use of Lake Bowen. These fees have been adobpted to ensure that all users of Lake Bowen understand the permitting and fees for the use of Lake Bowen. Please read through the Spartanburg Water Summary of Boat Permitting / Fee Structure before participating in any activities on Lake Bowen.
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