SCDNR Update Regarding COVID-19
Page last updated: May 27, 2020
SCDNR continues to monitor COVID-19. In accordance with guidance from state and federal authorities, SCDNR has canceled, postponed or closed several programs. As more programs and events are affected, we will continue to post cancellations and closures here.
- All boater education classes canceled through May 31, 2020. (The classes sponsored by the Coast Guard Auxiliary are not cancelled and will still be taught during May.)
- All hunter education classes canceled through May 31, 2020.
- Sun City Grandparents Park Fishing Clinics (May 16, June 20, July 18) - Suspended until further notice
- Volunteer Lab days at SCDNR's Parker Annex Archaeology Center will be canceled until further notice.
- Take One Make One classes have been cancelled until further notice.
- Bat netting is currently SUSPENDED due to COVID-19 until further notice.
- The St. Stephen's Fish Lift (Shad cam available)
- All SCDNR freshwater fish hatcheries (still operational, but closed to public)
- In-person transactions at SCDNR offices statewide are not taking place at this time. In the interim, licensing and titling operations will continue. All services can be done online, by telephone, or by U.S. mail.
- U.S. Department of Energy has also closed Crackerneck Wildlife Management Area and Ecological Reserve in Aiken County is closed until further notice.
- Duke Energy has closed Bad Creek Hydro Project and Musterground Road in Oconee County. The Oconee County access to the Jocassee Gorges is closed to vehicles. The gates will be locked until further notice. This also closes some vehicle access points to the Foothills Trail.
SCDNR urges all customers to utilize online resources for the purchase of hunting and fishing licenses, as well as renewal of boat registrations.
At this time, COVID-19 has not impacted season dates or regulations of upcoming hunting or fishing seasons.