MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, August 30, 2021) – Berkeley County, in partnership with Santee Cooper, will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Mega Boat Landing project on Thursday, September 2, at 10 a.m. at 933 Broughton Road in Moncks Corner. The public is invited to attend.
Formerly the Atkins Boat Landing/Lions Beach site, the project site spans approximately 14 acres on Lake Moultrie. Project plans include renovating and expanding the property 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.
Funding for the project is being provided by the Berkeley County Delegation “Water Recreation Funds” and also from the Berkeley County Accommodations Tax Committee, with additional costs being offset by work performed in-house by Berkeley County and Santee Cooper. On March 22, 2021 Santee Cooper’s Board of Directors approved a long-term gratis lease to Berkeley County for the project.
This project is expected to be complete by Fall 2022.
-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-