Information on obtaining watercraft permits for Lake Bowen and Lake Blalock.
Spartanburg Water System has established a specific watercraft permitting fee structure for both Lake Bowen and Lake Blalock, as well as guidelines for the specific watercraft allowed on each reservoir. Please note that no watercraft of any kind is allowed for permitting on Municipal Reservoir #1.
Permits can be purchased for seasonal or daily use, and fees are based on horsepower and residence.
In addition to your Spartanburg Water permit, you will also need a state registration from SCDNR.
To purchase a watercraft permit for the first time at either reservoir or for questions:
Lake Bowen Warden’s Office - (864) 592-2240
Lake Blalock Warden's Office - (864) 578-5442