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MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, May 19, 2022) – On Wednesday, May 18, Berkeley County leaders gathered with local and state elected officials and our incredible boating community to celebrate the completion of our Cypress Gardens Boat Landing project.

Berkeley County is known for its scenic blueways and beautiful outdoor recreational spots like this landing and so many others around the County.
It is a top goal of our County leaders to provide more opportunities to utilize such amenities and offer locals and visitors alike a memorable experience—whether fishing, boating, swimming, or simply soaking up some sun.

The Cypress Gardens Boat Landing project was completed in-house by our Berkeley County Roads & Bridges and Facilities & Grounds departments. Renovations included the addition of the following items:

• 91 Boat Trailer Parking Spaces

• 4 Handicap Accessible Boat Trailer Parking Spaces

• 3 Boat Trailer “Make Ready” Spaces

• 6 Boat Trailer “Tie-Down” Spaces

• 47 Passenger Vehicle Parking Spaces

• 4 Handicap Accessible Parking Spaces

• 1 Large, Covered Pavilion

• Security Improvements

The site previously included only 35 parking spaces (all for boats) but routinely had 75-plus boats parked along the side of the roadway.
Wednesday’s event speakers included Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb; Orlando Scott with Cooper River Bassmasters; and Bill Alexander, Site Leader for DuPont. DuPont was instrumental in donating land for this project. Thank you also to Freeman Boatworks, Sea Fox Boat Company, Inc., Phantom Boats LLC and Berkeley Outdoors Marine for attending with their boats, along with a vessel from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Unit.

At the event, Berkeley County was also proud to honor local resident Alonzo McKnight, surprising him with his very own “Lonnie’s Lookout” sign to be posted at the new pavilion. McKnight is a fixture at the boat landing and friend to all who visit there. Six days a week he helps monitor the parking lot and offers assistance to any boaters and fishermen who need help securing their boats.

“These projects can’t happen without partnerships, collaboration, and commitment amongst many stakeholders. From the generous donation of land by an industry partner, the Berkeley County taxpayer, support from County Council, and the hard work of a dedicated County staff and volunteers second to none, we now have a safe public facility for all to enjoy the beauties and wonder of Berkeley County.” -County Supervisor Johnny Cribb


-Berkeley County Public Information Office-