N.C. Commission to Construct Coastal Boating Access Areas

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N.C. Commission to Construct Coastal Boating Access AreasRALEIGH, N.C.  – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is working with two towns and a county to build three new boating access areas in the state’s coastal region.

The free 24-hour ramps and parking areas will provide boaters from across the state access to public waters.

“One of our goals is to provide better boating access in all of North Carolina, and our coastal region has some of the highest demand,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Division of Engineering Services. “These three boating access areas will go a long way in increasing the number of boaters who are able to park their vehicles, launch their boats and enjoy a day on the water.”

The projects include:

  • Partnering with and providing the Town of Emerald Isle with $500,000 to acquire 16 acres to construct and maintain a public boat launch with access to the Bogue Sound and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
  • Providing the design and construction for a boating access area on land along the Intracoastal Waterway owned by the Town of Sunset Beach in Brunswick County.
  • Provide the design and construction for a boat launch into the Intracoastal Waterway on land owned by New Hanover County, an area extremely popular for boaters. The Commission counted 1,200 visitors to a nearby access area at Wrightsville Beach during one 24-hour period last year.

For more information on boating in North Carolina, along with a list of free, 24-hour boating access areas, click here.