The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has re-opened the Cox Ferry Boating Access Areas after completing renovations last week.
The area, which is located at 1048Ferry Bridge Road in Goldsboro, provides access to the Neuse River and is a popular destination for anglers during the spring fishing season. Renovations included replacing the old boat ramp with a new 14-foot wide ramp, installing a floating dock and constructing a paved, handicapped-accessible parking space and accessible path.
Anglers launching their boats from the site can expect to catch shad and striped bass in the spring and sunfish, largemouth bass and crappie throughout the year.
“Because the Neuse River can be shallow at times, the Cox Ferry Boating Access area is a good site for launching small johnboats and other small watercraft,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering Services.
The Wildlife Commission paid for the renovation of the access area through funding from motorboat registration receipts and from Sport Fish Restoration Program funds.
For more information on boating in North Carolina, including the locations of more than 200 free, publicly accessible boating access areas, visit the Commission’s online locater map
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