8th Annual Paddle Fest brings added event to Lake Bowen

Monday, April 29, 2019

For the first time, Spartanburg Water’s signature paddling event, Paddle Fest, will hold an equal number of events at Lake Blalock and Lake Bowen. Last year marked a milestone when officials held one event at Lake Bowen. They told us they experienced a high level of interest in that session. 

Once again, four monthly Paddle Fest events will be offered this year, with two Educational Paddle Tour sessions held at each location. Three Saturdays and one weekday event are scheduled for May through August.

The dates and event descriptions are:

  • Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Lake Bowen Park, click here to register.
  • Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.:  Lake Blalock Park, click here to register.
  • Saturday, July 20, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Lake Blalock Park, click here to register.
  • Tuesday, August 13, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Lake Bowen Park, click here to register.

 Each session size is limited to 20. Participants are encouraged to bring their own kayaks, canoes, Stand-up Paddle boards and safety equipment. A limited supply of each will be available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Each event is free, but registration is required online at www.spartanburgwater.org or by phone in order to attend.

Participants have daylong access to the lakes and can purchase an annual permit for non-powered boats valid for use on both lakes for only $5.

For more information, email or call Event Manager Jon Morgan, jonmorgan@spartanburgwater.org or 864-592-2240.