Media Contact: Carolyn Rickard
CEDAR POINT, N.C. (March 30) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has completed renovations to the Cedar Point Boating Access Area, and it is now open to the public.
The site, located on N.C. 24 in Cedar Point east of the White Oak River Bridge, provides access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Workers added a 70-foot fishing pier, along with a 2-lane boat ramp, which replaces a ramp with one lane. A newly paved lot has eight single-vehicle spaces and 38 spots for vehicles with trailers.
“This site is very popular with anglers and recreational boaters, especially now that we’re into the warmer months,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering Services. “We are grateful for the funding we received from sales of the Coastal Recreational Fishing License that allowed us to renovate this site, as well as a partnership with Carteret County, which allowed us to increase the parking. We are also grateful to the Town of Cedar Point, which has agreed to do the maintenance on this site.”
Sales of the Coastal Recreational Fishing License paid for $125,000 of the renovations. Motorboat registration receipts paid for the rest.
For more information on boating in North Carolina, including an interactive map of more than 200 free, 24-hour boating access areas, visit www.ncwildlife.org and click on “boating.”