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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.

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" and a "Dutch-treat" Dinner followed by the Membership Meeting. Meetings are held at the Kennon House Restaurant, 7001 Gasburg Rd. (Rt. 626, ½ mile east of Pea Hill Creek), Gasburg, VA 23857; Phone: (434) 577-2680. The public is invited and welcome to attend!

It is customary to hold a Pig Pickin' for our September meeting; however, for 2018 the Pig Pickin' was held on Oct 10, 2018. Logistics for the 2019 Pig Pickin' have yet to be finalized. Mark your calendars and come back to visit later for more details.

Customarily, no General Membership Meeting is held in November (conflicts with Thanksgiving holiday) or December (conflicts with the observation of Christmas and with the New Year's holiday).

LGWSC business meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact President, Brian Goldsworthy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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