Paddle Fest at Lakes Bowen and Blalock

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Paddle Fest Planned

May 18 thru Aug 13

May 04, 2019 - 4:00 am

Paddle Fest is back again for the 8th year and, Spartanburg Water, the event organizer, says this year the event will be split evenly between Lake Blalock and Lake Bowen. Two events will be held at each park; one during the day and one in the evening.

Three Saturdays and one weekday event are scheduled for May through August. with with two Educational Paddle Tour sessions held at each location, too.

Saturday, May 18, 9am - 12noon  Lake Bowen Park.  click here to register.

Saturday, June 8, 9am - 12noon  Lake Blalock Park.  click here to register.

Saturday, July 20, 6pm - 8pm Lake Blalock Park.  click here to register.

Tuesday, August 13, 6pm - 8pm Lake Bowen Park.  click here to register.

Each session size is limited to 20 participants, so it would be a good idea to register early. All participants are encouraged to bring their own kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards and safety equipment although 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 or by phone in order to attend. 864-592-2240

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

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