Boating Guides and Publications

Cover ImageTitleSorted By Title In Ascending OrderDescriptionHow to Obtain
Cover ImageNorth Carolina Coastal Boating GuideThis guide is now available online and may be downloaded from our website. The guide features a map of the state’s coastline, along with information about boating safety, museums and parks, boating access areas, marinas, boatyards, recreation, licenses and fishing piers. It also offers facts on the Intracoastal Waterway and other coastal resources. This guide also is available each year in the Spring Fishing & Boating Guide produced by Wildlife in North Carolina magazine. A subscription to Wildlife in North Carolina insures that you receive the latest coastal boating access information each year.

Download:
Download the large version of the Coastal Boating Guide. (PDF is a large file, 6 MB)
Or
Download a multiple-page version of the map as it appears in the Spring Fishing & Boating Guide.

Online:
View NCWRC boating access areas online!

Cover ImageNorth Carolina Report of Boating Accidents and FatalitiesThe purpose of this annual report is to provide statistical information on the causes, frequency and location of serious boating accidents. These statistics are analyzed to aid in determining the direction of measures to deter boating accidents.

Caution: Files are large so may take time to download.

Download:

2012 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)

2011 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)

2010 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)

2009 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)

2008 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)

2007 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)

2006 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)

2005 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)

2004 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)

Write:
North Carolina Wildlife Commission
Wildlife Enforcement Division
1717 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1717     

Call:
Call the Wildlife Enforcement Division at
(919) 707-0030

Cover ImageVessel Operator’s GuideThis Vessel Operator’s Guide is produced by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission as a convenient reference to the requirements of North Carolina boating laws and regulations. This edition brings the Guide up to date through January 1, 2010.Download the guide. (PDF)
Cover ImageWildlife in North CarolinaWildlife in North Carolina magazine is the official educational publication of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. It is dedicated to the sound conservation of North Carolina's wildlife and other interrelated natural resources and also to the environment we share with them.

Subscribers to this magazine can enjoy exceptional color photography and great articles on hunting, fishing, natural areas, wildlife research and our state's environment.
Learn more about the magazine and how to subscribe.