on May 13, 2011 12:00 AM • Views 3497
Media Contact: Carolyn Rickard, Public Information Officer
919-707-0124
carolyn.rickard@ncwildlife.org

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 13, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has completed renovations to the Beaufort Boating Access Area on Taylor’s Creek, which is now open to the public.

“This site underwent a major renovation, and we are grateful for partnerships with several other agencies on this project,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering Services. “We added parking, and replaced the ramps and have added dock space. The restrooms have been refurbished and the site is also fully ADA accessible.”

The road leading to the site has been realigned due to a three-way property swap between the Town of Beaufort, the N.C. Department of Transportation and a developer. In addition, Beaufort provided land for additional parking for boaters.

The renovations were funded through sales of the Coastal Recreational Fishing License and motorboat registration receipts.

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