North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Rhodes Pond Dam

Rhodes Pond Dam Update

For a timeline on Rhodes Pond dating back to 2005 and other information regarding the lake, visit the Rhodes Pond Update webpage.

Boating Access Areas

With more than 300,000 registered vessels in North Carolina, boating is one of the state’s most popular activities year-round.  The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission provides more than 200 free Boating Access Areas (BAA) to over 100 different bodies of water. Check out the interactive BAA Locator below to find an area by address, water body, or accessibility for disabled.


Interactive Boating Access Area Locator
 Disabled Access Identified

 Striped Bass Fishing Access
Areas on Roanoke River, NC

Striped Bass Fishing Access Areas on Roanoke River, NC


BAA Closings

Boat Access AreaSorted By Boat Access Area In Ascending OrderCountyBody of WaterDate Range ClosedReason for Closure
Cool SpringsCravenSwift CreekUntil Further NoticeHigh Water
County Line PFAWarrenKerr ReservoirUntil Further NoticeFlooding
Cox's FerryWayneNeuse RiverUntil Further NoticeHigh Water
Dunbar BridgeEdgecombeTar River10/11/2016 - Until Further NoticeFlooding Damage Repairs
East Lake FerryDareAlligator RiverUntil Further NoticeFlooding Damage Repairs
GoldsboroWayneNeuse RiverUntil Further NoticeHigh Water
GriftonPittContentnea CreekUntil Further NoticeHigh Water
HookertonGreeneContentnea CreekUntil Further NoticeHigh Water
Kinston BAA & PFALenoirNeuse RiverUntil Further NoticeHigh Water
Lake WaccamawColumbusLake Waccamaw9/19/2016 - Until Further NoticeRepairs
LeaksvilleRockinghamDan RiverUntil Further NoticeFlooding
Lewiston Woodville BAA/PFABertieRoanoke RiverUntil Further NoticeFlooding Damage
Maple CypressCravenNeuse RiverUntil Further NoticeHigh Water
Prices LandingWayneNeuse RiverUntil Further NoticeHigh Water
Rhodes Pond BAA & PFACumberlandRhodes PondUntil Further NoticeFlooding Damage
Seven SpringsWayneNeuse RiverUntil Further NoticeHigh Water
Spring GardenCravenNeuse RiverUntil Further NoticeHigh Water
Stevens MillWayneNeuse RiverUntil Further NoticeHigh Water

Boating Guides

Statewide Boating
Access Area Guide

by Coastal, Piedmont and Mountain Regions

Coastal Boating Guide 
from the latest Spring Fishing & Boating Guide

Boating Courtesies

  • Avoid causing erosion by operating at no wake near shore or in narrow streams or rivers.
  • Make sure all passengers have proper PFD's, and have a safety discussion before departure.
  • To avoid noise pollution, vary your operating areas.
  • Stay aware and respect others using the waterways. For example, reduce your wake around those fishing or using smaller vessels.
  • Leave the environment like you found it. Take all trash back to shore to be disposed of properly.