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Retrieveing a boat at a ramp takes two people

These regulations apply to those using a boat ramp, parking lots, seawalls, or other mooring facilities administered by the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife.

  • Use of these facilities is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Vessels must not be left unattended, and disabled vessels must be cleared as soon as possible. Vessels or vehicles left unattended for more than 48 hours without notifying the Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section will be removed as abandoned at the owner’s expense.
  • Seawalls and other mooring facilities may be used only while loading and unloading vessels or while waiting to use boat ramps.
  • You may not moor your vessel or conduct repairs of your vessel in an area which interferes with boat ramp traffic. Ramp areas must be kept clear at all times for vessels being launched or recovered.