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Wildlife Commission Reopens Hancock Creek Boating Access Area

  • 19 May 2017
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HAVELOCK, N.C. (May 19, 2017) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has completed renovations and reopened the Hancock Creek boating access area located at 1100 Cahooque Creek Rd. in Havelock.

The Hancock Creek boating access area, which is operated in partnership with the Croatan National Forest, provides access to the Neuse River. The access area features a 15-foot-wide concrete boat ramp and a 60-foot floating dock. It also features an expanded gravel parking lot, which includes 26 spaces for vehicles and trailers and 11 spaces for single cars, including two ADA-compliant spaces.

“Hancock Creek gives anglers some great fishing opportunities,” said Ben Ricks, the Commission’s district fisheries biologist. “Boaters can expect to catch a wide variety of species such as sunfish, striped bass, flounder, red drum and largemouth bass.”

The project was funded with motorboat registration receipts and Sport Fish Restoration Program funds. The Commission plans to construct a new public fishing pier at Hancock Creek in the fall.

For more information on boating in North Carolina, including the locations of more than 200 free, publicly accessible boating access areas, visit the Commission’s online locater map. For more information on fishing in North Carolina, including where to fish, visit the fishing page on

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