SCDNR to hold courtesy boat inspections during Memorial Day holiday weekend

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PRESS RELEASE. To help prepare for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the S.C. 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. These inspections are completely voluntary and are not required before launching.

Boaters who take advantage of the inspection, and are found not to be in compliance with safety regulations or registration requirements, will not be ticketed during the complimentary inspections. Instead, boaters 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.

Memorial Day weekend courtesy boat inspections will be held on the following dates, times and locations:

Date LandingTime County

5/28 Johnnie Causey Landing - ICW10 a.m.-Noon Horry

5/28Lake Murray Dam10 a.m.-Noon Lexington

5/28Ebenezer Park - Lake Wylie10 a.m.-Noon York

5/29River Forks Boat Ramp - Lake Hartwell10 a.m.-Noon Anderson

5/29Cypress Garden10 a.m.-Noon Berkeley

5/29Alex Harvin Landing -Lake Marion10 a.m.-Noon Clarendon

5/29Easterling Landing - Lake Robinson10 a.m.-Noon Darlington

5/29Molly Creek Landing - Lake Wateree10 am-Noon Fairfield

5/29Greenwood State Park - Lake Greenwood10 am-Noon Greenwood

5/30Lemon Island Boat Ramp10 a.m.-Noon Beaufort

5/30Wapoo Cut Landing - ICW10 a.m.-Noon Charleston

5/30Dorn Landing - Lake Thurmond10 a.m.-Noon McCormick

5/30Twelve Mile Landing - Lake Hartwell10 a.m.-Noon Pickens

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