May 17 2019

SCDNR Courtesy Boat Inspections Set During Memorial Day Weekend

Staff Report for Island Connection

With the approaching very busy 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. Those who are not in compliance with safety regulations or registration requirements will not be ticketed during the complimentary inspections. Instead, they 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.

Courtesy boat inspection sites:

Date Boat Landing Time County
   May 25 Wateree State Park, Lake Wateree 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Fairfield
May 25 Allison Creek Landing, Lake Wylie 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. York
May 26 River Forks Boat Ramp, Lake Hartwell 2-4 p.m. Anderson
May 26 Twelve Mile, Lake Hartwell 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pickens
May 27 Alex Harvin Landing, Lake Marion 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Clarendon
May 27 Lake Murray Dam 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lexington
May 27 Remleys Point Landing, Wando River 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Charleston
May 27 Edgar Glenn (Lemon Island) Landing, Chechesee River 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Beaufort

 

To report boating violations, such as reckless operation or an intoxicated boat operator, call the SCDNR toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-922-5431.

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