SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said the law enforcement division will offer boat inspections at public landings to prepare for Memorial Day weekend.
The SCDNR said officers will perform a quick and thorough inspection to verify boaters have the required safety equipment and boat & motor registration for their watercraft before launching.
Inspections are voluntary and not required, officers said.
According to the SCDNR, boaters that agree to be inspected will not be found in compliance with safety regulations or registration requirements.
Officers said boaters will not be ticketed during the complimentary inspection but will have the opportunity to correct any boat issues before launch.
The SCDNR said officers will also be available to answer questions and give boater tips on how to stay safe on the water.
Memorial Day weekend courtesy boat inspections will be held on the following dates:
Johnnie Causey Landing from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Lake Murray Dam from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ebenezer Park – Lake Wylie from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
River Forks Boat Ramp – Lake Hartwell from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cypress Garden from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Alex Harvin Landing – Lake Marion from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Easterling Landing – Lake Robinson from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Molly Creek Landing – Lake Wateree from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Greenwood State Park – Lake Greenwood from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Lemon Island Boot Ramp from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wapoo Cut Landing – ICW from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Dorn Landing – Lake Thurmond from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Twelve Mile Landing – Lake Hartwell from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.