SC Department of Natural Resources offers courtesy boat inspections

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — The Memorial Day holiday weekend (May25th, 2019 – May 27th, 2019) is usually a busy one as many South Carolinians usher in the unofficial start of summer.  The law Enforcement Division with SCDNR is helping those of you who plan to celebrate it out on the water, be able to do so safely by offering courtesy boat inspections at various boat landing across the state.

SCDNR officers say they will check your boat to make sure you have all of the required safety equipment and proper boat and motor registration for your watercraft before you set sail.  Anyone who is not in compliance with safety regulations or registration will not get a ticket. Instead, they will be given a chance to fix the problem before its use. Officers will also be able to answer questions and give boaters safety tips.

Below are a list of the different boat landings, times and dates offering the complimentary inspections.

Date Boat Landing Time County
   May 25 Wateree State Park, Lake Wateree 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.


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



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