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 80 different bodies of water. Check out the interactive BAA locator below to find an area by address, waterbody, 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
County Line BAAWarrenKerr Lake (Nutbush Creek)12/16/13 until further notice Renovations
Cow Pen Landing BAACravenNeuse River 10/28/13 until further noticeRenovations
Slocum Creek BAACravenSouthwest Prong Slocum Creek8/7/2013 until further noticeDOT Bridge Construction
Tarheel BAA Bladen Cape Fear River12/2/13 until further noticeRenovations
Troy BAAMontgomeryLittle River2/24/14 until further noticeRenovations

Coastal Boating Guide


Coastal Boating Guide

(From 2014 Spring Fishing
& Boating Guide)

BAA Courtesies

1) Prepare your vessel for the water or the drive home well away from the ramp.

2) Do not block the ramp with an unattended vehicle or vessel.

3) Lines are formed by vehicles with trailers, keep your vessel out of the ramp area until ready to trailer.

4) Practice backing your trailer at home so that you will look like a pro at the ramp.

5) Do not power load your vessel, this causes erosion beyond the ramp.