South Carolina Reopens Some State Lakes For Bank Fishing
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has reopened 13 small impounds in its State Lakes program for bank fishing. All of the lakes in the program had been closed to comply with the social distancing order by Governor Henry McMaster to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Anglers taking advantage of this reopening must still comply with orders to maintain a safe difference between each other while fishing. The boat ramps and fishing piers associated with these water bodies will remain closed.
Following are the reopened lakes:
· 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 and Dargan’s Pond will remain closed, as well as Star Fort Pond in Ninety-Six, which is owned by the National Park Service.
For a list and map of the water bodies in the State Lakes program see: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/lakes/state/index.html.