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Local Waters

Local Water Based Government Organizations

United States Coast Guard

Station Georgetown
Protecting Our Waters

SC Dep. of Natural Resources

Local Marine Patrol
Our First Responders

Horry County Fire Department

Marine Rescue
Local 1st Responders

MBFD Water Rescue

City Water Rescue
Local 1st Responders

US Fish & Wildlife Service

Waccamaw NWR
Protecting Our Wetlands


Coastal Management
Regulating Our Waters


Protecting Nature
Establishes Regulations

National Trails System

Waccamaw Blue Trail
Nationally Recognized

Rules & Regulations Governing Local Waters

U.S. Coast Guard

Navigation Rules
Laws Governing Boaters


S.C. Boating Laws &
Responsibilities Handbook

S.C. Constitution

Art. XIV | "Navigable
Waters Shall Be...Forever Free"

S.C. Code of Laws

Title 48 | Environmental
Protection & Conservation

S.C. Code of Laws

Title 49 | Waters, Water
Resources & Drainage

S.C. Code of Laws

Title 50 | Fish
Game & Watercraft

S.C. Code of Regs

Ch.30 | DHEC
Coastal Division

S.C. Code of Regs

Ch.61-68 | Water
Classification & Standards

S.C. Code of Regs

Ch.61-69 | DHEC
Classified Waters

S.C. Code of Regs

Ch.72 | DHEC Land Resources
& Conservation Districts Division

S.C. Code of Regs

Ch.123 | DNR
Boating Division

Other Publications About Our Waters

Published 1978

Beach Access & Rec.
in South Carolina

Published in 1980

Public Access to Beaches
Survey of Recent State Action

Published 1986

Beach Management Plan
Georgetown County

Published in 1986

Beach Management Plan
Horry County

Published 1991

Beach Management Plan
Town of Surfside Beach

Published in 1998

State of the Beach Report
Office of Resource Management

Published 2012

Beach Management Plan
City of Myrtle Beach

Published in 2013

Beach Management Plan
Horry County

Published 2015

Natural Resources Element
Horry County Envision 2025

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