Bowna Waters Reserve

Location - Bowna Waters Road (off Table Top Road)

Suburb - Table Top

Description - A large relatively natural parkland on the foreshore of Lake Hume. A popular boat launching location for fishers and skiers and Personal Water Craft (PWC) users. The park has two large barbecue areas with ample under shelter  picnic tables. There is an additional picnic area with no barbecue as well as a small playground area and public toilets.

A large portion of Bowna Reserve has been revegetated. The Bowna Waters Reserve revegetation project commenced in 2002 and was a joint effort by Greenfleet, Scouts Australia and Goulburn Murray Water.  More than 57,000 trees are managed by Goulburn Murray Water.

History - There is a Memorial Plaque adjacent to the boat ramp erected To the memory of the township of Bowna and its pioneers. The inscription states Under the waters of Lake Hume, is the original site of the Township (Population 150) mapped in the 1850's and officially proclaimed a Township on 20 March 1885. The site was inundated by rising water of Lake Hume in 1933 following completion of the Weir Wall. Bowna Cemetery is located on the side of the hill directly opposite on the northern side of the Lake above the highwater mark and within private property. Many headstones remain acknowledging residents and family connections of a once thriving Township.

Lake Hume Foreshore Development - An Australian Bicentennial Project Bowna Waters Reserve - This project was jointly funded by the New South Wales Bicentennial Council, New South Wales Waterways Program and Hume Shire Council. Opened by Mr G. Gleeson Chairman NSW Bicentennial Council 3 November 1988.The Apex Club contributed to the improvements in the reserve.

Boat Ramp - Bowna Waters Reserve has a high level and low level boat ramp

  1. End of the high level boat ramp is 31% (180.0m AHD)
  2. End of the low level boat ramp is 15% (172.8m AHD

Planned improvements - No planned improvements are proposed.

No Camping is permitted at Bowna Waters Reserve. View Policy

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Land Status

Land Owner - NSW Crown Land - Albury City Council Trust

Land Purpose - Public Recreation