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SCDNR to hold courtesy boat inspections during the Labor Day holiday weekend

August 27, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Officers with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Law Enforcement Division will be holding courtesy boat inspections at public boat landings across the state during the upcoming Labor Day weekend.

SCDNR officers will perform a quick, but thorough, inspection of your boat to make sure you have the required safety equipment and proper boat and motor registration for your watercraft before you launch. These inspections are completely voluntary and are not required before launching.

Boaters who take advantage of the inspection and are found to not be in compliance with safety regulations or registration requirements will not be ticketed during the complimentary inspections. Instead, boaters will be given an opportunity to correct the problem before they launch their boat.

SCDNR officers will also be available to answer questions and give boaters tips on how to stay safe on the water.

Dates and locations are as follows:

Saturday, September 4

Beaufort Co. -- Battery Creek Landing in Beaufort; 10 a.m. until noon

Charleston Co. -- Buck Hall Landing on the ICW in Awendaw; 10 a.m. until noon

Charleston Co. -- Wappoo Cut Landing - south of Chas. Harbor on the ICW; 10 a.m. until noon

Clarendon Co.-- Alex Harvin Landing - Lake Marion; 10 a.m. until noon

Oconee Co. -- South Cove Boat Ramp - Lake Keowee; 10 a.m. until noon

Sunday, September 5

Anderson Co. -- River Forks Boat Ramp - Lake Hartwell; 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Fairfield Co. -- State Park landing - Lake Wateree; 10 a.m. until noon

Georgetown Co. -- East Bay Street Park - Sampit River; 10 a.m. until noon

Horry Co. -- Bass Pro Shop Landing - Hwy 22 at Hwy 17 on ICW; 10 a.m. until noon

Lexington Co.-- Lake Murray Dam boat ramp - Lake Murray; 10 a.m. until noon

York Co. -- Ebenezer Park - Lake Wylie; 10 a.m. until noon

Information about the state's public boat ramps and landings, including maps and directions, can be found on the SCDNR website.