Lake Blalock Permits
Spartanburg Water has established a specific boat permitting fee structure that governs the use of Lake Blalock. These fees have been adopted to ensure that all users of Lake Blalock understand the permitting and fees for the use of Lake Blalock. Please read the Spartanburg Water Summary of Boat Permitting /Fee Structure before participating in any activities on Lake Blalock.
To purchase a boat permit for Lake Blalock for the first time, call the Lake Blalock Warden's Office at (864) 578-5442, or you may call the Lake Bowen Warden's office at (864) 592-2240 for instructions on what you need to bring with you to purchase a boat permit.
Landowners adjoining Lake Blalock interested in obtaining access to buffer lands and lakefront areas are required to apply for a Landowner's Access Permit and pay a $5 fee. Landowner's Access Permits (LAPs) are valid indefinitely, as long as the landowner remains the current addressee and does not violate any policies and procedures outlined in the Lake Blalock Buffer Management Plan.
As such, the landowner does not need to reapply for a Landowner's Access Permits on any future permit application. For example, a landowner applies for a Landowner's Access Permit and a Dock Permit. Upon approval, the applicant pays the appropriate fees for both the Landowner's Access Permit and the Dock Permit. At some point in the future, the landowner may want to apply for another permit like a Dock Replacement Permit or a Walkway Permit. Because a Landowner's Access Permit had already been previously granted, the landowner is not required to apply again for a Landowner's Access Permit. However, modifications to any structure like dock replacements, boat lifts, walkways, etc., must go through the normal permitting procedure each time a project or modification is requested by the landowner.