Boating on Lake Greenwood

Greenwood’s mild climate and Lake Greenwood, which features over 11,000 acres of water along the borders of Greenwood, Laurens, and Newberry counties, offers great fishing and has become a popular destination for recreation boaters and waterskiers as well.

FAQs and "to the point" answers about boating on Lake Greenwood

If my boat is registered in another state can I use it on Lake Greenwood while vacationing?

YES You can use your boat for 60 consecutive days as long as your boat is currently registered in your state and a valid decal is on the bow of your boat. You must have your registration card on the vessel when operating it.

What are the requirements to title a boat coming in from another state?

  • Title in your name if you are moving from a titling state.
  • Provide your Current Registration Card
  • Photograph of Hull ID Number.
  • Completed and Signed Application
  • Fee of $40 for new registration and title

Do I have to provide proof of insurance?

NO--State registration laws do not require you to show proof of insurance to register the boat in South Carolina.

Do boat motors have to be titled separately?

Yes--all outboard motors 5hp or greater must be titled.

What about trailers?

Boat trailers do NOT have to be titled as long as they do not weigh more than 2500 pounds when empty.

What is the minimum age to legally operate a boat on Lake Greenwood?

16; however, boat operators under age 16 may operate a personal watercraft as long as they have completed a SCDNR approved boater course, unless accompanied by an adult age eighteen years or older.

Boating is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the area. Be safe and know the guidelines. Click here for the Handbook of SC Boating Laws and Responsibilites.

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