SCDNR closes Lake Edgar Brown boat ramp

SCDNR has permanently closed one boat ramp and parking lot at Lake Edgar Brown. (SCDNR photo)

Remote parking lot also closed

Lake Edgar Brown’s parking lot and boat ramp at the end of Napier Road in Barnwell, SC are permanently closing due to lack of use and its remote location, according to the SCDNR.

The ageny’s State Lake program is erecting an earthen berm around the site and returning the parking lot to a natural state. Construction was expected to be completed by the middle of March.

Anglers and boaters can still access Lake Edgar Brown. Other boat ramps are located at the north and south parking lots off of Wellington Road (the crossroad at the center of the lake), as well as a boat ramp at the far north end of the lake, just off of Black Road.

Lake Edgar Brown is a 100-acre lake providing fishing for  largemouth bass, bluegill, shellcracker and catfish. A portion of the lake is used for boating and water skiing. Aside from the still-available boat ramps, Lake Edgar Brown also offers a fishing pier and access for handicapped citizens.

The lake is open 24-hours a day for fishing, and the lake is open a half-hour before sunrise to a half-hour after sunset for all other allowable uses.

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