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New Director Takes Office

New Director Takes Office

At our planning session meeting in November, President Wyatt Andrews administers the oath of office to Director Lin Harb...

Monthly meeting recap Oct 27

FINAL LAKE GASTON WATER SAFETY COUNCIL Member Meeting Minutes – The Pig Pickin October 27, 2021 Opening – 5:50PM 1. Pre...

Safety Trailer on the Move

Safety Trailer on the Move

It’s that time of the year to move the trailer to winter storage. Special thanks to Wyatt Andrews and John Dyckman for c...

September 29 Meeting Recap

FINAL LAKE GASTON WATER SAFETY COUNCIL Member Meeting Minutes September 29, 2021 Opening – 6:04PM 1. President Brian Go...

Return of the Pig

Yep, we are doing another Pig Pickin with a twist. Dominion Energy can’t host us due to Covid restrictions at the dam. Y...

September 29 meeting

The Lake Gaston Water Safety Council monthly membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 29 th at the Kennon...

Need your head on a swivel

Need your head on a swivel

Sunday night about 9:15, near MM 7 near the north shore, a Bayliner traveling at a high rate of speed, ran into the ster...

August 25 meeting was a good one!

August 25 meeting was a good one!

Water rescue on the lake was just made better. We were treated to an interesting presentation from Chief Lorenzo, RWVFD,...

We have an easier to use and remember domain name. We will begin to use for marketing purposes. Don’t worry, the origina...

August 25 meeting

Hope you can join us on Wednesday, August 25 for a Dutch treat dinner beginning at 6:00 PM at the Kennon House. Come a f...

June Membership Meeting Minutes

June Membership Meeting Minutes

LAKE GASTON WATER SAFETY COUNCILMember Meeting MinutesJuly 01, 2021 Opening – 6:10PM President Brian Goldsworthy welcome...

Preserve your life, Wear a vest

Preserve Your Life: Wear a Life Jacket From NC Wildlife, 29 boaters lost their life on NC waters in 2020. 18 were not we...

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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