on Mar 17, 2011 12:00 AM • Views 5828
Media Contact: Carolyn Rickard, Public Information Officer
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RALEIGH, N.C. (March 17, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has completed construction on the Astoria Landing Boating Access Area on the Roanoke River in Jamesville, which will open to the public Friday, March 18.

The access are has two launch ramps with handicapped accessible docks, gravel parking and stormwater treatment facilities. The site, which was paid for through funds from the Sport Fish Restoration Program and motorboat registration receipts, also has a handicapped accessible fishing pier.

“The Roanoke River is popular for both both boaters and anglers, and we are excited to provide this increased access to this treasured resource, said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering Services. “We expect this site to draw sportsmen and women from across North Carolina to Jamesville to launch boats and cast lines.”

For more information on boating in North Carolina, including an interactive map of more than 200 free, 24-hour boating access areas, visit Boating Maps and Locations.