MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Friday, July 16, 2021) – Berkeley County, in partnership with Santee Cooper, announces plans for the Mega Boat Landing Project on Lake Moultrie. The site was previously the Atkins Boat Landing/Lions Beach site at the end of Broughton Road in Moncks Corner. See photos and plans attached. The project spans approximately 14 acres.
This property will be renovated and expanded to include the following improvements:
- Six new boat launch ramps and a dock protected by a new breakwater
- Event pavilion
- Walking trail
- Approximately 180 boat trailer parking spaces
- Approximately 180 passenger vehicle spaces
Additionally, there will be a Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office outpost dock for deputies to respond to lake emergencies.
Santee Cooper will design and permit the project’s marine elements, including the docks and breakwater. Berkeley County Engineering will permit the design plans in cooperation with the Town of Moncks Corner and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. Berkeley County Roads and Bridges will perform all work on the land/parking lot. The proposed site plan for land use went before the Town of Moncks Corner Board of Zoning Appeals on July 6 and was unanimously approved.
Total cost of the project is approximately $6.5 million and is being funded from a 75-percent matching grant from the State, as well as State water recreation funds and Berkeley County Accommodations Fee. Santee Cooper has provided a long-term gratis lease to Berkeley County for the project.
This project is expected to be complete by Fall of 2022.
We are excited to begin this project and provide additional outdoor recreational opportunities in our beautiful County. This site will not only serve as a place to launch boats, fish from the banks, enjoy walks and picnics, and access to the water for swimming, but will provide relief for other landings in the county that face significant issues due to heavy use. The Santee Cooper Lakes are among the finest fisheries in the country and aside from normal residential use, we will be well positioned to host some of the biggest tournaments and events in the country. The project will help highlight the 175 miles of waterways in the County and enhance recreational opportunities and quality of life for years to come. On behalf of Berkeley County Council, I’m thankful for the partnership and teamwork that has and will go into this project to make it a cherished resource for our County and region. -Johnny Cribb, Berkeley County Supervisor
The Santee Cooper Lakes are an incredible asset to Berkeley County and the State of South Carolina, and we are excited to be part of the team bringing improved recreation to the area. The Mega Boat Landing will be a resource for locals and a destination for anglers and tourists, which will help spur the local and State economy. I commend Berkeley County officials for their vision and commitment to this project. -Mark Bonsall, Santee Cooper President and CEO
-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-