DNR courtesy boating inspections set during Memorial Day weekend

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In an effort to keep state waterways safe during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division will again be conducting courtesy safety inspections at some public boat landings.

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is considered the first blast of summer and one of the busiest weekends of the year on state waters.

DNR boating safety and enforcement officers will perform a quick, but thorough, inspection for items such as required safety equipment and proper boat and motor registration. “Those who are not in compliance with safety regulations or registration requirements will not be ticketed during the complimentary inspections,” said Col. Alvin Taylor, deputy director of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Law Enforcement Division. “Instead, they will be given an opportunity to correct the problem before they launch their boat.” DNR officers will also be available to answer questions and give boaters tips on how to stay safe on the water.

To report boating violations such as reckless operation or an intoxicated boat operator, call the DNR toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-922-5431. For a copy of South Carolina’s boating regulations, to find out about local boating safety courses or to obtain a free float plan form contact the DNR Boating Safety Office at 1-800-277-4301.

Courtesy safety inspections at the following locations and times:

  • Beaufort & Colleton Counties                                                                                            
                Bennetts Point – (9 a.m. – Noon – May 24)                           
                Pinckney Island – (9 a.m. – Noon – May 25)
                Lemmon Island Landing – (9 a.m. – Noon – May 26)
  • Broad River                                                                                    
                Cherokee County/Pick Hill Landing – (8 a.m. – 10 a.m. – May 24)             
                99 Island Landing – (8 a.m. – 10 a.m. – May 26)
               
  • Congaree River                                                                                           
                Rosewood Landing – (4 p.m. -7 p.m. – May 23)                  
                Bates Bridge/601 Bridge – (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May 24)                   
                Rosewood Landing – (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May 25)               
                Billy Tolar – (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May 26)
               
  • Hampton & Jasper Counties                                                                                               
                Sand’s Boat Landing – (9 a.m. – Noon – May 24)     
                Stokes Bluff Boat Landing – (9 a.m. – Noon – May 25)
                Battery Creek Landing – (9 a.m. – Noon – May 26)
  • Horry County                                                                                              
                Craig Campbell Landing – (9 a.m. – Noon – May 24)          
                Conway Marina – (9 a.m. – Noon – May 25)
                Enterprise Landing – (9 a.m. – Noon – May 26)
               
  • Georgetown County                                                                                               
                Georgetown Ball Park – (9 a.m. – Noon – May 24)
                Murrells Inlet – (9 a.m. – Noon – May 25)                 
                Wacca Wache – (9 a.m. – Noon – May 26)
               
  • Lake Blalock                                                                                               
                Main Ramp – (Noon – 2 p.m. – May 23) – (10 a.m. – Noon – May 24) – (10 a.m. – Noon – May 25) – (10 a.m. – Noon – May 26)
  • Lake Bowen                                                                                    
                Main Ramp – (Noon – 2 p.m. – May 23) – (11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – May 24) – (11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – May 25) – (11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – May 26)
  • Lake Hartwell                                                                                             
                Hurricane Creek Landing – (Noon – 2 p.m. – May 23) – (11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – May 24)
                Twelve Mile Park – (10 a.m. – Noon – May 24)                   
  • Lake Jocasee                                                                                               
                Main Ramp – (10 a.m. – Noon – May 25
  • Lake Keowee                                                                                              
                Gap Hill Landing – (10 a.m. – Noon – May 25)                   
                South Cove Park – (10 a.m. – Noon – May 24)                                                        
  • Lake Greenwood                                                                                        
                Reeders Boat Landing – (Noon – 2 p.m. – May 23) – (11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – May 24)                           Greenwood State Park – (10 a.m. – Noon – May 24) – (Noon – 2 p.m. – May 25) – (10 a.m. – Noon – May 26)                     
  • Lake Marion                                                                                    
                Alex Harvin Landing (Clarendon Co) – (9 a.m. -12 p.m. – May 23) – (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – May 24) – (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – May 25) – (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – 26)               
                State Park (Orangeburg Co) – (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. – May 23) – (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May 24) – (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May 25) – (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May 26)                       
                Packs Landing (Sumter Co) – (9 a.m. -12 p.m. – May 23) – (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – May 24) – (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – May 25) – (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – 26)      
                Low Fall Landing (Calhoun Co) – (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. – May 23) – (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May 24) – (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May 25) – (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May 26)               
                White Oak (Clarendon Co) – (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – May 26)
  • Lake Murray                                                                                               
                Lake Murray Dam (Irmo Side) – (4 p.m. – 7 p.m. – May 23) – (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May 24) – (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May 25) – (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – 26)  
                Billy Dreher Island (Newberry Co) – (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May 23) – (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May 24) – (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May 25) – (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – 26)                           
                SCE&G Ramp #3 (Saluda Co) – (4 p.m. – 7 p.m. – May 23) – (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May 24) – (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May 25) – (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – 26)  
  • Lake Robinson (Greenville Co)
                Main Ramp – (Noon – 2 p.m. – May 23) – (11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – May 24) – (11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – May 25) – (11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – May 26)
  • Lake Robinson (Darlington/Chesterfield Cos)                                                                               
                Johnson’s Landing – (1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – May 25)                                           
                Morrison Bridge – (1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – May 24)                                              
                Black River at Andrews – (9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May 24)        
                Black River at Kingstree – (4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – May 23)                                 
                Little Pee Dee at Galivants Ferry – (4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – May 25) – (1 p.m. – 3 p.m. -May26)
                Dewitts Landing Big Pee Dee – (1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – May 24) – (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.- May 26)
  • Lake Secession                                                                                            
                Barton’s Landing – (Noon – 2 p.m. – May 23) – (11 a.m. – 1 p.m. -May 24)
  • Lake Thurmond                                                                                          
                Parksville Boat Landing – (10 a.m. – noon – May 26)                      
                Scotts Ferry Landing – (Noon – 2 p.m. – May 25)                
                Dorn Landing – (10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – May 24)
  • Lake Wallace                                                                                              
                Lake Wallace Public Ramp – (1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – May 25)                             
                Dargan’s Pond – (8 a.m. – 10 a.m. – May 24)                         
                Hwy 34 Big Pee Dee – (4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – May 24)
  • Lake Wateree                                                                                              
                Dutchman Creek Landing – (2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – May 23)       
                Clearwater Cove – (9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May 24) – (9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May26)                     
                Wateree State Park – (2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – May 25)
              
  • Lake Wylie                                                                                      
                Ebenezer Boat Landing – (4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – May 23) – (10 a.m. – Noon – May 24) – (1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – May 25) – (9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – May 26)
               
  • Lower Charleston County                                                                                      
                Cherry Point – (9 a.m. – Noon – May 24)
                Wappoo Cut – (9 a.m. – Noon – May 25)
                Limehouse – (9 a.m. – Noon – May 26)
  • Saluda Lake                                                                                    
                Main Ramp – (Noon – 2 p.m. – May 23) – (11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – May 24) – (11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – May 25) – (11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – May 26)               
  • Union County                                                                                             
                Neal Shoal Landing – (8 a.m.  – 10 a.m. – May 26)   
                Lake John D. Long – (8 a.m.  – 10 a.m. – May 24)                           
               
  • Upper Charleston & Berkeley Co.                                                                                      
                Moore’s Landing – (9 a.m. – Noon – May 24)
                IOP Marina – (9 a.m. – Noon – May 25)       
                Bushy Park Both Sides – (9 a.m. – Noon – May 26)

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