GREER – After years of allowing fishing, kayaking, canoeing and sail boating on Lake Cunningham and Lake Robinson, Greer CPW commissioners approved Monday to add paddleboards to the list.

“Paddleboard is a growing trend in the Upstate and while we do not allow swimming or boats with 10 horsepower or greater, we want to encourage all outdoor enthusiasts to use our lake for recreational purposes,” said Gene Gibson, Greer CPW Chairman.

The new addition comes after a community member approached commissioners at the June meeting asking for the change. Many boaters with paddleboards have asked for the change on social media as well.

“It’s surprising how many Greenville and Spartanburg County residents do not know these lakes exist. We hope this change encourages families to check out our local lakes and shelters,” said Mike Richard, Greer CPW General Manager.

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– Paddleboarders must abide by all CPW lake rules including wearing a PFD (personal flotation device) and a whistle while on the lake

– Paddleboarders must display a CPW boat permit on their board and can be purchased from the Greer CPW Lake Wardens office (2544 Mays Bridge Road, Greer SC 29651)

– Boat permits are $5 daily or $30 per calendar year for non-motorized boats

– Lake Cunningham and Lake Robinson hours are sunrise to sunset