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
Avey CreekGrahamSanteetlah Reservoir1/19/2016 - April 2016Renovation
Elkin BAASurryYadkin River2/5/2016 - UnknownClosed for repair.
FayettevilleCumberlandCape Fear River12/29/2015Closed temporarily due to flooding.
Masons LandingBeaufortTranters Creek1/19/2016 - April 2016Renovation
Old 288SwainFontana Lake2/3/2016 - 3/1/2016Low Water
Rhodes PondCumberlandRhodes PondUntil Further NoticePond is drained until Dam meets Dam Safety Board safety requirements.
Rocky BranchCherokeeLake Nantahala9/8/2015- February 2015Site Improvements
Surf CityPenderIntracoastal Waterway1/19/2016 - 1/20/2016Access road repairs.
Tar HeelBladenCape Fear River7/27/2015 - UnknownRemoval of Old Steel Bridge
Wrights CreekBeaufortPungo River12/7/2015 - UnknownRenovation

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 Guides


Statewide Boating
Access Area Guide

Access Areas by Coastal, Piedmont and Mountain Regions

 


Coastal Boating Guide