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May 25, 2022 Monthly Meeting Minute...

LAKE GASTON WATER SAFETY COUNCIL revised 6/8/22Membership Meeting MinutesKennon HouseMay 25, 2022Opening - 6:00 PMPresid...

What Does LKGWSC Do For You? Why Should You Become a Member?

What Does LKGWSC Do For You? Why Sh...

Get to know the Lake Gaston Water Safety Council by downloading our PowerPoint presentation below. 03-30-2022 Meeting Pr...

Former President Jack Hughes Passes

We recently learned of the passing of Jack Hughes. Jack was very active with the LKGWSC and was president in 2016. From...

First monthly meeting of this year!

Save the date - March 30 at Kennon House! Our first meeting of the season will be at 6:00 PM with a Dutch treat meal. We...

2021 Accomplishments

Lake Gaston Water Safety Council 2021 Accomplishments(The Council did not meet in 2020 due to the pandemic)Despite that...

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...

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.

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 provide a wide range of informational literature concerning boating laws and regulations (not only Federal but for both North Carolina and Virginia, as well). Additionally, helpful locally generated literature is available to aid residents, guests, visitors, and tourists about Lake Gaston NC & VA waters and the immediate surrounding area. Beyond the literature, verbal information and advice from the trailer staff is always fully available.

The LGWSC Safety Trailer is strategically stationed at (and rotated among) various venues in the Lake Gaston area so that the variety of people and lifestyles have access to the trailer's offerings. The concerns of area residents can be very different from the concerns of area visitors staying at one of the campgrounds (many residents became introduced to the area through campground stays) or tourists who may only be in the area for a day or two (some enjoy their visit so much that they return for longer stays at a campground or, even as a vacation home resident or full-time homeowner). Wake-boarders, water-skiers, bass fishermen, kayakers-and-canoeists (and SUP folks, too), sailboat folks - the Safety Trailer has info and/or contact information for them, too. As well, vessel operating rules vary markedly in certain aspects between Virginia, North Carolina, and Federal laws and regulations. Stop by the Safety Trailer to get information on any/all of the above. If the Safety Trailer information is lacking in some respect, ask the trailer staff member to have the LGWSC Safety Trailer official for assistance in obtaining and returning an answer, or send us a message.

Lake Gaston Water Safety Council Services

  • Promotes participation in Boating Safety Education +

    Flotilla 93, WWW.Flotilla93.com, 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. 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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