Bowles Lake


Welcome to the Town of Bow Mar, Colorado website!  On this site you will find information about the Town of Bow Mar and its government.

Incorporated in 1958, the Town of Bow Mar is a Colorado statutory town.  Located 12 miles southwest of downtown Denver, the Town of Bow Mar occupies an area of 520 acres including 96 acres of water in both Arapahoe and Jefferson counties.  Bow Mar is comprised of approximately 300 single-family homes on one acre lots with a population of just under 900 people and is bordered by the cities of Littleton and Denver.

The name Bow Mar is derived from combining the names of two nearby lakes, Bowles Lake and Marston Reservoir.  Many of the one story homes in Bow Mar were designed along the lines of Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie-style architecture. Bow Mar is a friendly, and family-oriented community in a quiet, country setting with open space, expansive views and a private lake.  The community offers year-round recreational opportunities, social activities and clubs.

Proposed Bridle Path Project

Preliminary Plans for the Bridle Path project


Bear Threats - How to Behave

Colorado is home to many wildlife species, including bears. There is a chance that you will have a close encounter with one. Please review the following documents of advice:

The Beginning of Bow Mar

Lloyd King, the original developer of Bow Mar, talks about the early Bow Mar in the attached speech. To read the speech, please click here.


Mailing Address:
Town of Bow Mar
5395 Lakeshore Drive
Bow Mar, CO 80123
Phone: 303-794-6065
Fax: 303-694-3831
Please call for an appointment
Sue Blair, Town Clerk
Phone: 303-381-4960
Email: sblair@crsofcolorado.com

Bulletin Board

NOTICE: March 20, 2023 at 7:00PM: Board of Trustees Special Meeting. See attached Agenda.

NOTICE:The Bow mar Foundation is soliciting appplications for the Lloyd King Scholarship for 2023. Please fill out the attached 2023 Scholarship Application and mail it to the King Scolarship Committee. The application must be received by January 1, 2023.

NOTICE: April 20, 2020: Declaration of Policy for Electronic Participation in Town Meetings.