KINSTON, N.C. (June 13, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission celebrated the opening of its first Boating Access Area (BAA) in Lenoir County with a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning.
The Kinston Boating Access Area, located at 963 Hwy 11-55 in Kinston, features a floating dock and two launch ramps. Other amenities include a paved parking lot with 31 trailer spaces and 11 single-vehicle spaces. ADA-compliant parking also is available. The 5-acre site provides access to the Neuse River, which supports a typical coastal river fishery, according to Christian Waters, a fisheries program manager with the Wildlife Commission. Anglers can expect to catch striped bass, American and hickory shad in the spring, and catfish, largemouth bass, sunfishes and crappie throughout the year, Waters said.
Like many other BAAs built by the Wildlife Commission, the Kinston Boating Access Area is a joint partnership between the Commission, local government and the bus