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SCDNR’s State Lakes opening for bank fishing

Apr 03, 2020 02:33PM ● By David Dykes
Thirteen small impoundments in the S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ State Lakes program are reopening to allow bank fishing, state officials said.

Boat ramps and fishing piers associated with the impoundments will remain closed to comply with Governor Henry McMaster’s executive order relating to COVID-19.

The 13 small impoundments reopening to allow bank fishing are:

  • Draper WMA State Lakes (York County)
  • Jonesville Reservoir (Union County)
  • Lake Cherokee (Cherokee County)
  • Lake Edgar Brown (Barnwell County)
  • Lake Edwin Johnson (Spartanburg County)
  • Lake George Warren (Hampton County)
  • Lake John D. Long (Union County)
  • Lake Oliphant (Chester County)
  • Lake Paul Wallace (Marlboro County)
  • Lake Thicketty (Cherokee County)
  • Lancaster Reservoir (Lancaster County)
  • Mountain Lakes 1 and 2 (Chester County)
  • Sunrise (Lancaster County).

Lake Ashwood (Lee County) and Dargan’s Pond (Darlington County) had been closed for restocking or repairs and remain closed. 

Star Fort Pond in Ninety-Six (Greenwood County) is owned by the National Park Service and will remain closed under National Park authority, state officials said.

The SCDNR’s State Lakes program offers fishing access to the public in areas where public fishing is often not easily available. 

A list and map of the small impoundments in the State Lakes program can be found at: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/lakes/state/index.html.

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