North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Boating Guides and Publications

Cover ImageTitleDescriptionHow to Obtain
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 it may take time to download.

Download:

2015 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)

2014 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)

Addendum to 2014 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report: County Totals (xls spreadsheet)

2013 Boating Accident and Fatalities Report (pdf)

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:
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Wildlife Law Enforcement Division
1717 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1717     

Call:
Wildlife Law Enforcement Division:
(919) 707-0030

Cover ImageNorth Carolina Coastal Boating Guide

The 2012 guide (folded map) is available online only and may be downloaded from our website. It 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. The annually updated guide (multiple-pages) 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.
Or
Download a multiple-page version of the map as it appears in the latest Spring Fishing & Boating Guide.

Online:
View interactive Boating Access Area Locator!

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.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.