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SCDNR conducting courtesy boat inspections
Labor Day weekend

September 2, 2022

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(Photo courtesy of Falcon Bass Boats)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — With heavy traffic on waterways this Labor Day weekend, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will be providing courtesy boat inspections at various public landings across the state. These efforts come with new boating laws being enforced.

If boats are not compliant with state requirements, boaters will not be issued a ticket and will be able to address the issue before hitting the water.

“While SCBFA promotes boating and fishing, safety is always at the forefront,” said SCBFA CEO Gettys Brannon. “From our launch, we have strived to educate South Carolinians on the importance of boater safety and we are fortunate to have the hardworking officers at SCDNR making our waterways safer.”

Inspection locations for September 3 – September 5:

Saturday, September 3:
Darlington Co. — Easterling Landing, Lake Robinson; 10 a.m. until noon
Horry Co. — Johnny Causey; 10 a.m. until noon
Lexington Co. — Lake Murray Dam; 10 a.m. until noon
Pickens Co.– 12 Mile Boat Ramp; 10 a.m. until noon
York Co.– Ebenezer Park, Lake Wylie; 10 a.m. until noon

Sunday, September 4:
Anderson Co. — River Forks Boat Ramp, Lake Hartwell; 10 a.m. until noon
Beaufort Co. — Grays Hill Boat Landing; 10 a.m. until noon
Charleston Co. — Buck Hall Boat Landing; 10 a.m. until noon
Clarendon Co. — Alex Harvin Boat Landing; 10 a.m. until noon
Fairfield Co.– Wateree State Park, Lake Wateree Murray; 10 a.m. until noon

Monday, September 5:
Charleston Co. — Leeds Avenue; 10 a.m. until noon
Darlington Co. — Easterling Landing, Lake Robinson; 10 a.m. until noon
Laurens Co. — River Fork Boat Landing; 10 a.m. until noon
Oconee Co. — South Cove Park, Lake Keowee; 10 a.m. until noon
York Co. — Ebenezer Park, Lake Wylie, 10 a.m. until noon

For any issues or to report a boating issue, the SCDNR 24-hour hotline is 1-800-922-5431.

For more information on boating safety, you can call the SCDNR Boating Safety Office at 1-800-277-4301 or visit: dnr.sc.go 

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