Lake Bowen

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Lake Bowen
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Sunset at Lake Bowen
Lake Bowen is located in South Carolina
Lake Bowen
Lake Bowen
Location within South Carolina
Location Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States
Coordinates 35°06′43″N 82°02′30.9″W / 35.11194°N 82.041917°W / 35.11194; -82.041917
LAKE BOWEN Latitude and Longitude:

35°06′43″N 82°02′30.9″W / 35.11194°N 82.041917°W / 35.11194; -82.041917
Type reservoir
Primary inflows South Pacolet River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 1,534 acres (621 ha)
Max. depth 41 ft (12 m)
Shore length1 33 miles (53 km)
Surface elevation 830 m (2,720 ft)
Settlements Boiling Springs, Inman, Chesnee
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Bowen or Lake William C. Bowen is a 1534 acre reservoir [1] in northern Spartanburg County, South Carolina six miles from North Carolina border. Interstate Highway 26 bridge crosses over Lake Bowen between exit five and 10 on Interstate 26. The lake stretches parallel to South Carolina Highway 11. It is the largest lake in Spartanburg County with 33 miles of shoreline. [2] The lake is formed by the waters of the South Pacolet River [3] to serve as a public drinking water supply. [4] Rules and regulations were adopted for recreational activities like boating [5] and fishing. [6] There are picnic pavilions, boat ramps, and a playground near the lake. Fish from the lake is safe to eat. [7]

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