Media Contact: Carolyn Rickard
SNEAD’S FERRY, N.C. (June 26, 2012) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has completed renovations to the Snead’s Ferry Boating Access Area and it is now open to the public.
The renovations included increasing the ramp from a single launch lane to two launch lanes. It also has 35 vehicle-trailer parking spaces and 10 single-car spaces. This includes both a main asphalt parking lot and a gravel overflow parking lot. There are also three ADA parking spaces.
“The Snead’s Ferry Boating Access Area is popular with fishermen headed out to the inlet to fish offshore, but many also stay inshore to fish for speckled trout, flounder, puppy drum and other species,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering Services. “We are grateful for the partnerships that allowed us to renovate this popular site on the New River.”
The bulk of construction was paid for with motorboat registration receipts. Onslow County purchased land for additional parking and the second launch lane with a grant from the Waterfront Access and Marine Industry Fund.
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.”