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Safety Packets Assembled

Safety Packets Assembled

It’s that time of the year to get the new packets assembled for delivery to marinas and realtors. Each packet contains a...

Operation Dry Water

Operation Dry Water

Recommend Operation Dry Water Reminds Boaters to Boat Sober as Part of National Safe Boating Week Operation Dry Water a...

Safety on the Water

Just because we aren’t meeting doesn’t mean safety on the water isn’t important We continue to post water safety related...

May Meeting Canceled

The Board has elected to cancel the May meeting. We are still dealing with social distancing requirements and no end yet...

New Life Jacket Labels

New Life Jacket Labels

Courtesy of the National Safe Boating Council New Life Jacket Labels APRIL 23, 2020 by National Safe Boating Council SHA...

April meeting canceled

The Board has canceled the April 29th meeting. Although we expect the economy to begin to open up in early May, we have...

Update from the WSC Board

 What's Next? Don’t know about you but I certainly missed my first Keenon House chicken dinner of the new boating season...

Boat Safety Classes

Per the USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 9-3, all Boat Safety classes are cancelled until further notice. This is due to the Covi...

2019 Accomplishments

 Lake Gaston Water Safety Council 2019 Accomplishments • Continued to update the LGWSC website and Facebook throughout t...

March 25 meeting Canceled

Your Board has decided it is best to cancel the March 25 monthly meeting. Health and safety of our members is our first...

WSC Board Meets

On February 13 your Board of Directors had our first meeting of the new year. Thought you might be interested in the hig...

Sad news

A long time member and previous Board Member Jean McCarter passed away on Wednesday after an extended illness.There wil...

Waterway under Eaton Ferry Bridge is now a no wake zone

No Wake Zone at Eaton Ferry Bridge

The Lake Gaston Water Safety Council (LGWSC) would like to remind you that the waterway under the Eaton Ferry Bridge is now a NO WAKE ZONE.

To increase boating safety at this location, buoys will be installed as soon as possible to designate a No-Wake Zone from shore-to-shore within 50 yards on each side of the bridge. In No-Wake Zones, vessels are required to travel at idling speed, creating no appreciable wake.

Lake Gaston Water Safety Council Services

  • Promotes participation in Boating Safety Education +

    Our boating safety classes are taught on the third Saturday of each month from March to September. For information on enrolling in this class – please call 252 535-3335. Public Education Read More
  • Mobile Safety Trailer at special events +

    During the general boating season each year, the Lake Gaston Water Safety Council (LGWSC), as a public outreach service, operates a colorful informational Safety Trailer staffed by its members to Read More
  • Children's PFD (Life Jacket) loaner program +

    Water safety is extremely important - especially when it comes to our children. Lake Gaston property owners often have visits from friends and family, only to find they don't have enough Read More
  • Provide Safe Boating Tips +

    In this article, I am only going to focus on the markers on Lake Gaston. In my next article I will focus on the ‘lateral markers,’ or what we call Read More
  • Monthly presentations on boating safety +

    Unless otherwise noted, eight meetings are held the last Wednesday of each month during the boating season. The evening customarily commences about 6 P.M. (1800 hrs) with a "Social Hour" Read More


The Lake Gaston Water Safety Council (LGWSC), is a non-profit 501(c)(3), public service organization serving the boating public throughout the North Carolina and Virginia areas surrounding Lake Gaston.

Some situations require us to attend legislative hearings, where we consult with sponsoring lawmakers. During those sessions we provide input to area representatives regarding safety issues in and around Lake Gaston.

We take pride in our programs and achievements that keep boaters and their passengers safe while cruising the waters of Lake Gaston.

About the Lake Gaston Water Safety Council

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