SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Office is seeking comments from the public regarding a proposed request from Big Water Marina to install and operate an inflatable water park amenity (called a Wibit) at the marina site.
If positive feedback is received and the proposal is approved, the water park would be a seasonal amenity operated by marina staff during the summer recreation season, May-September.
The proposed hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Sunday.
There will be two sessions available each day. The first session is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and the second session is 2-5 p.m. Each session pass will be $24.99 per participant and available for purchase at the check-in kiosk or online at the marina’s website.
To read the site plan for the proposed amenity and operational details, please click here: SitePlan.
To comment, please send input to SAS.CESAS-OP-H@usace.army.mil with the following in the Subject Line: “Attn: BWM Proposal.”
Comments will be accepted through close of business April 19, 2022.
Cheri Pritchard, Senior Public Affairs Specialist
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hartwell Lake seeks public comment on inflatable water park
Gov. Henry McMaster signed the law on March 14 which establishes on most of South Carolina’s major reservoirs a new 100-foot distance limit that boats underway must observe when approaching a dock, a person in the water or an anchored vessel.
The new law, which doubles the previous distance of 50 feet, applies to the waters of Lake Greenwood, Lake Hartwell, Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee, Lake Marion, Lake Monticello, Lake Murray, Lake Robinson, Lake Russell, Lake Secession, Lake Thurmond, Lake Wateree, Fishing Creek Reservoir, Parr Reservoir, or the portion of the Savannah River from the Interstate 20 Savannah River Bridge to the New Savannah River Bluff Lock and Dam. The 100-foot distance limit does not apply to Lake Moultrie.
The new law also prohibits “wake surfing” on all South Carolina waters within 200 feet of a dock, a person in the water or an anchored watercraft. Wake surfing is defined in the new law as “a vessel that is ballasted in the stern so as to create a wake that is, or is intended to be, surfed by another person.”
Col. A. Chisolm Frampton, SCDNR deputy director for law enforcement, said: “This is a much-needed change that will increase boating safety for all South Carolina boaters.”