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May 22, 2014

DNR courtesy boat inspections set during Memorial Day weekend

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

May 23
Little Pee Dee - Galivants Ferry Landing - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Marion Co

May 24
Ashley River - Herbert H. Jessen Landing - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Dorchester Co.
Chechesse River - Lemon Island Landing (Edgar Glenn) - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Beaufort Co.
ICW at Little River - Johnny Causey Landing - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Horry Co.
ICW in Awendaw - George Garris Landing - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Charleston Co.
Lake Bowen - Main Ramp - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Spartanburg Co.
Lake Greenwood - Riverfork Public Landing - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.- Laurens Co.
Lake Keowee - South Cove Park - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Oconee Co.
Lake Marion - Alex Harvin - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Clarendon Co.
Lake Murray - Billy Dreher Island - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Newberry Co.
Lake Murray Dam - Lake Murray - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Lexington Co.
Lake Robinson - Easterling Landing - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Darlington Co.
Lake Thurmond - Parksville Boat Landing - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - McCormick Co.
Lake Wateree State Park Landing - Lake Wateree - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Fairfield Co.

May 25
ICW south of Charleston Harbor - Wappoo Cut Landing - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Charleston Co.
Lake Hartwell - River Forks Boat Ramp - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Anderson Co.
Lake Moultrie - Richardson's Landing - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Berkeley Co.
Lake Wateree - Clearwater Cove Landing - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Kershaw Co.
Lake Wylie - Ebenezer Park Landing - 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. - York Co.
Mackay Creek - Pinckney Island Landing (C. C. Haigh, Jr.) - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Beaufort Co.
Murrell's Inlet/Atlantic Ocean - Murrell's Inlet Landing - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Georgetown Co.

May 26
Lake Greenwood - Greenwood State Park - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Greenwood Co.
Lake Keowee - Gap Hill Landing - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Pickens Co.
Lake Marion - Alex Harvin - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Clarendon Co.
Lake Murray - Billy Dreher Island - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Newberry Co.
Lake Murray - Lake Murray Dam - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Lexington Co.
Lake Robinson - Easterling Landing - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Darlington Co.
Lake Thurmond - Dorn Landing - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - McCormick Co.


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