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SCDNR to hold courtesy boat inspections during Memorial Day holiday weekend

May 24, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. — To help prepare for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Law Enforcement Division will be holding courtesy boat inspections at public boat landings across the state.

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.

Date Landing Time County
5/29 Johnnie Causey Landing - ICW 10 a.m. to noon Horry
5/29 Lake Murray Dam 10 a.m. to noon Lexington
5/30 River Forks Boat Ramp - Lake Hartwell 2 to 4 p.m. Anderson
5/30 Battery Creek Landing - Battery Creek 10 a.m. to noon Beaufort
5/30 Easterling Landing - Lake Robinson 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Darlington
5/30 Dreher Island Landing 10 a.m. to noon Lexington
5/30 Ebenezer Park - Lake Wylie 12 to 2 p.m. York
5/31 Wapoo Cut Landing - ICW 10 a.m. to noon Charleston
5/31 Alex Harvin Landing - Lake Marion 10 a.m. to noon Clarendon
5/31 Greenwood State Park - Lake Greenwood 10 a.m. to noon Greenwood
5/31 Clearwater Cove - Lake Wateree 12 to 2 p.m. Kershaw
5/31 Dorn Landing - Lake Thurmond 10 a.m. to noon McCormick
5/31 Twelve Mile Landing - Lake Hartwell 10 a.m. to noon Pickens

Media Contact:
David Lucas
(843) 610-0096