15A NCAC 10F .0309       COLUMBUS COUNTY

(a)  Regulated Areas

(1)           Restricted Area.  The portion of Lake Waccamaw between the shoreline and the offshore marker poles which were installed in the lake by the State Parks Division of the Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources is designated as a restricted area.

(2)           Swimming Areas.  Areas at public beaches on Lake Waccamaw in which swimming is the principal use of the water, and which are so marked in accordance with the Uniform Waterway Marking System, are designated as public swimming areas.

(b)  Skiing.  Except to leave or return to the shore, or a dock or pier, no skiing is permitted within the restricted area.  In leaving or returning to the shore, or a dock or pier, all vessels pulling skiers must be operated on a course perpendicular to the shoreline.  Upon dropping skiers, boat speed shall be reduced to a no‑wake speed.

(c)  Speed Limit.  Within the restricted area all vessels, except those engaged in skiing as regulated by Paragraph (b) of this Rule, shall be operated at a no‑wake speed.  Operation of any vessel on a course parallel to the shoreline is prohibited in the restricted area.

(d)  Boating Prohibited.  No person shall operate any vessel within a marked public swimming area.

(e)  Placement and Maintenance of Markers.  The Board of Commissioners of Columbus County, the Town of Lake Waccamaw, and state parks division are designated as suitable agencies for placement and maintenance of adequate marking to implement the regulations listed above.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 75A‑3; 75A‑15;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1990;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 6, 2016.