S.C. salt and fresh water dividing lines.
The saltwater-freshwater dividing lines on rivers listed below shall be as hereinafter defined, and all waters of the rivers and associated tributaries, streams and estuaries lying seaward of the dividing lines shall be considered salt waters, and all waters lying landward or upstream from all
dividing lines shall be considered fresh waters for purpose of licensing and regulating commercial and recreational fishing. SCDNR shall erect and maintain signs adequately identifying the
On the Savannah River, the old track bed of the Seaboard Railroad located approximately 1.75 miles upstream from the US Hwy 17-A bridge across the Savannah River.
On the Wright and Ashepoo rivers, the old Seaboard Railroad track bed.
On the New River, Cooks Landing.
On the Coosawhatchie, Tullifinny, Pocataligo and Combahee rivers, US Hwy. 17.
On the Edisto River, the old Seaboard Railroad track bed near Matthews Cut Canal.
On the Ashley River, the confluence of Popper Dam Creek directly across from Magnolia Gardens.
On the Cooper River, the confluence of the old Back River at Coast Guard Navigational Marker R82. Crab pot fishing, as regulated under Article 7 of Chapter 17 is lawful in the Cooper River upstream to where the river forks at the confluence of the east and west branches of the Cooper River.
On the Awendaw Creek, the North and South Santee rivers, the Sampit River, the Black River, the Pee Dee River, the Waccamaw River, and the Little River, the line shall be US Hwy. 17.
On the Inland Waterway in Horry Co., the bridge at Nixons Cross Road where S.C. Hwy. 9 and US Hwy. 17 intersect.
Shad, herring, and sturgeon are regulated by saltwater laws, even when occurring in freshwaters above the Freshwater/Saltwater Dividing Line - 50-17-20 & 50-17-805