Marker 79 is located on Lake Marion in Vance, South Carolina. Vance is a small community near Santee, SC. We are 8 miles from I-95 and 17 miles from the intersection of I-20 and I-95.
Lake Marion is known for its big fish, abundant wildlife, and stunning views. We’re ready to enhance your vacation or fishing trip to Lake Marion. There’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained!
Short or long term dockage with great people, clean facilities, convenient location, and affordable rates. Boat slips, boat ramp, pump out (soon), high-speed Wi-Fi.
Proud sponsor of America's Great Loop Cruisers' Association and a member of BoatUS - Boat Owners Association of The United States.
Linear Docks:150 Feet
Santee Cooper’s Pinopolis Lock on Lake Moultrie, at the Jefferies Hydroelectric Station, has a single lift of 75 feet. It is 180 feet long and 60 feet wide, passing vessels from Lake Moultrie to tide level in the Tailrace Canal.
Summer hours of operation: 9 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. (or 30 minutes before dusk, whichever is earlier). New digital signage at the lock will display the current operating status. The lock does not operate during thunderstorms or rough-water conditions.
There are phones located on the lake and river sides of the lock. If you have a large party of boats you may want to call in advance. The phone number is (843) 899-LOCK (5625).
Railroad bridge crossing the Cooper River at Strawberry is tended from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. year round. The bridge has a 10’ clearance and if you need to have it opened you must notify the attendant 6 hours in advance (843) 899-7647 or (843) 761-1572 Mon – Sun. 8:30am to 4pm.
Minimum Approach Depth:8.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:12.0 Feet
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Last Updated: May 23, 2022
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