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Update - New Web Site

We hope you come to enjoy our redesigned web site. Please bear with us as we learn to navigate. The LGWSC has adjourned...

Monthly Membership Meeting

Monthly Membership Meeting

The Lake Gaston Water Safety Council monthly membership meeting will be held Wednesday September 25, 2019 at the Kennon...

Preserve Your Life: Wear a Life Jacket

Preserve Your Life: Wear a Life Jac...

35 people lost their lives on North Carolina waters in 2018. 29 of them were NOT wearing a life vest. Don't be a statist...

Reckless cruising, inexperience made 2018 deadliest year for NC boaters, I-Team learns

Reckless cruising, inexperience mad...

FARRINGTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- North Carolina's waterways are getting more crowded and more dangerous according to new data...

July Speaker Jessica Baumann

July Speaker Jessica Baumann

Jessica Baumann with NCSU Extension program was the speaker for July. The meeting was held at the Kennon House. She is t...

"It's Still the Life Jackets (or lack of there of)" Note I started with Stupid.

"It's Still the Life Jackets (...

Information was recently provided by the NC Wildlife Commission about boating fatalities in 2018. The bottom line number...

Children's PFD Life Jacket Loaner Program

Children's PFD Life Jacket Loaner P...

Are Your Children Safe on the Waters of Lake Gaston? Water safety is extremely important - especially when it comes to o...

Boating Safety Inspections and BLUE LIGHT LAW

Boating Safety Inspections and BLUE...

According to the USCG, over 100 boardings were conducted for safety inspections over the Holiday Weekend. The most commo...

Every year Lake Gaston has multiple boating accidents

Every year Lake Gaston has multiple...

Every year Lake Gaston has multiple boating accidents, some resulting in serious injury or death. Even just one accident...

Lake Gaston Water Safety Council 2018 Achievements

Lake Gaston Water Safety Council 20...

Updated the web site throughout the year with time-sensitive information for boaters. LGWSC volunteers attended the Wat...

Boat Dock Safety

Boat Dock Safety

Is your boat dock and accident waiting to happen?

Lake Gaston Bridge Heights

Lake Gaston Bridge Heights

Data taken 15 June 2015. Water level 200 feet. Clearances on Bridges and Tunnels on Lake Gaston This information is prov...

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

ABOUT THE LGWSC

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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