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June 22, 2010

DNR courtesy boating inspections set during July 4 weekend

In an effort to keep state waterways safe during the upcoming July 4th 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 Independence Day holiday weekend is one of the busiest weekends of the year on state waters.Courtesy boat inspection
S.C. Department of Natural Resources (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. 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:

July 2

Conway Marina-Waccamaw River - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Horry             

July 3

Dorn Landing-Lake Thurmond - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - McCormick       
Jim Rampey Rec Area-Lake Russell - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Abbeville
Main Ramp-Lake Bowen - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Spartanburg    
Main Ramp-Lake Robinson - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Greenville   
Pick Hill Landing-Broad River - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Cherokee           
Riverfork Public Landing-Lake Greenwood - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Laurens     
Twelve Mile Park-Lake Hartwell - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Pickens           
Buster Boyd Landing Lake Wylie - 1 p.m.-3 p.m. - York     
Clearwater Cove Landing Lake Wateree - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Kershaw         
Easterlings Landing Lake Robinson   - 2 p.m.-4 p.m. - Darlington   
Low Fall Landing-Lake Marion - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Calhoun  
Alex Harvin Landing-Lake Marion    - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Clarendon
Dam (Irmo Side)-Lake Murray - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Lexington
Billy Dreher Island-Lake Murray - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Newberry         
Santee State Park-Lake Marion - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Orangeburg         
Spinners Marina-Lake Murray - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Saluda       
Pack's Landing-Lake Marion - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Sumter        
Rosewood Landing-Congaree River - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Richland     
Dennis Landing-Tail Race Canal - 9 a.m.-Noon - Upper Chas/Berkeley      
Johnny Causey Landing-ICW Little River - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Horry 
Wappoo Cut Landing-Wappoo Creek - 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Lower Chas/Dorchester     
Pinckney Island Boat Ramp-Mackays Creek - 9 a.m.-Noon - Beaufort/Colleton     
South Island Landing-ICW Winyah Bay - 9 a.m.-Noon - Georgetown       

July 4

99 Island Landing-Board River - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Cherokee          
Greenwood State Park-Lake Greenwood - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Greenwood   
John D. Long Lake - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Union           
Main Ramp-Lake Bowen - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Spartanburg    
Main Ramp-Lake Robinson - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Greenville   
Parksville Boat Landing-Lake Thurmond - 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  - McCormick 
River Forks Boat Ramp-Lake Hartwell - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Anderson          
South Cove Park-Lake Keowee - 12 p.m.-2 p.m. - Oconee  
Ebenezer Landing Lake Wylie - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - York         
Buckhill Landing Lake Wateree - 2 p.m.-4 p.m. - Kershaw  
Dewitts Landing Big Pee Dee River  - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Florence    
Gallivants Ferry Little Pee Dee River - 2 p.m.-4 p.m. - Marion        
Low Fall Landing-Lake Marion - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Calhoun  
Dam (Irmo Side)-Lake Murray - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Lexington
Spinners Marina-Lake Murray - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Lexington 
Billy Dreher Island-Lake Murray - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Newberry         
Santee State Park-Lake Marion - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Orangeburg         
Rosewood Landing-Congaree River - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Richland     
Pack's Landing-Lake Marion - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Sumter        
Alex Harvin Landing-Lake Marion    - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Clarendon
Remley's Point-Wando River - 9 a.m.-Noon - Upper Chas/Berkeley
Craig Campbell Landing-ICW - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Horry       
Limehouse Landing-Stono River - 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Lower Chas/Dorchester    
Lemon Island Boat Ramp-Chechessee River - 9 a.m.-Noon - Beaufort/Colleton     
Browns Ferry Landing-ICW-Winyah Bay - 9 a.m.-Noon - Georgetown      

July 5

Nivens Creek Landing Lake Wylie - 1 p.m.-3 p.m. - York   
Clearwater Cove Landing Lake Wateree - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Kershaw         
Hwy 34 Landing Big Pee Dee River - 2 p.m.-4 p.m. - Darlington    
Gallivants Ferry Little Pee Dee River - 2 p.m.-4 p.m. - Marion        
Low Fall Landing-Lake Marion - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Calhoun  
Dam (Irmo Side)-Lake Murray - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Lexington
Billy Dreher Island-Lake Murray - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Newberry         
Santee State Park-Lake Marion - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Orangeburg         
Spinners Marina-Lake Murray - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Saluda       
Isle of Palms Landing-Morgan Creek/ICW - 9 a.m.-Noon - Upper Chas/Berkeley  
Jessen/Oakbrook Landing-Ashley River - 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. - Lower Chas/Dorchester  
Pigeon Point Boat Ramp-Beaufort River - 9 a.m.-Noon - Beaufort/Colleton           
Sandy Island Landing-Waccamaw River - 9 a.m.-Noon - Georgetown       

July 24

Battery Creek Boat Ramp-Battery Creek - 9 a.m.-Noon - Beaufort/Colleton          

July 25

Sands Boat Ramp-Battery Creek - 9 a.m.-Noon - Beaufort/Colleton           

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