Lake Paul Wallace Lake Regulations

Swift water and flooding due to the October 2015 rainfall in South Carolina has damaged numerous dams across the state. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in partnership with the Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC) is emptying the impoundment at Lake Paul Wallace in Marlboro County so that an inspection by engineers can asses any potential damage and make any appropriate repairs that are required.

Regulations for SCDNR-owned Properties

General Fishing Regulations

Game Freshwater Fishing Regulations

Nongame Freshwater Fishing Regulations

Specific Regulations for Lake Paul Wallace

Regulation Number: 123-209

1. The lake is open to fishing 24 hours a day. The lake is open for other allowed purposes from one-half hour before official sunrise until one-half hour after official sunset.

2. Fishing is allowed with only Rod and Reels or Poles. The statewide limit on the number of these devices applies.

3. Daily limits are 20 bream and 3 catfish. No harvesting of largemouth bass (Catch and Release only). Statewide limits apply for all other fish species.

4. No minnows allowed for bait.

5. Vehicles are restricted to roads and designated access areas only.

6. Trails are for walking or fishing access only, no ATV' s, motorized vehicles, or horses allowed on these trails.

7. Pets must be on leashes or under the control of their owner at all times.

8. Lake may be closed for special use activities, with a DNR written permit.

9.0 Lake Wallace Fishing Side (East ofthe earthen dike that separates the two lake potions)

9.1 Boats are allowed, but may only be propelled by paddle, electric trolling motors or outboard motors rated at 10 horsepower or less.

10.0 Lake Wallace Boating Side (West of the earthen dike which separates the two lake portions)

10.1 Boats and water skiing are allowed and must follow a counter-clockwise route of travel.

10.2 Jet Ski or personnel watercraft are allowed but not within 200 feet of boats.

10.3 All other South Carolina watercraft rules and regulations apply.

The information provided on these web pages are for information only. Changes are made on the DNR's web site as new legislation is passed. Any discrepancy between these web pages and any statute or regulation shall be governed by the statute or regulation.