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Paddleboarding approved on CPW owned lakes

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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Paddleboarding has been approved on Greer Commission of Public Works owned lakes

Paddleboarding has been approved on Greer Commission of Public Works owned lakes

Paddleboarding has been approved on Greer Commission of Public Works owned lakes.

Fishing, kayaking, canoeing and sail boating on Lake Cunningham and Lake Robinson had gradually been approved through the years. The new addition comes after a community member approached commissioners at the June meeting asking for the change.

“Paddleboard is a growing trend in the Upstate and while we do not allow swimming or boats with 10 horsepower or greater, we want to encourage all outdoor enthusiasts to use our lake for recreational purposes,” said Eugene Gibson, commission chairman.

“It’s surprising how many Greenville and Spartanburg County residents do not know these lakes exist,” said Mike Richard General Manager. “We hope this change encourages families to check out our local lakes and shelters.”

Rules:

• Paddleboarders must abide by all CPW lake rules including wearing a PFD (personal flotation device) and a whistle while on the lake.

• Paddleboarders must display a CPW boat permit on their board and can be purchased from the Greer CPW Lake Wardens office (2544 Mays Bridge Road). Boat permits are $5 daily or $30 per calendar year for non-motorized boats.

• Lake Cunningham and Lake Robinson hours are sunrise to sunset.

 

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