on Jul 01, 2014 05:03 PM • Views 1869
Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen

MANSON, N.C. (July 1, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has re-opened the County Line Boating Access Area on Kerr Lake in Vance County after completing renovations last week.

The area, which is located at 188 County Line in Manson, is a popular destination for anglers looking to catch largemouth bass, striped bass, crappie, sunfish, white perch and catfish. Renovations included replacing two old boat ramps and a floating dock with two new ramps and a new floating dock. When constructing the ramps, staff raised the top of the ramps approximately 5 feet to make the site usable when the lake’s water level rises.

Staff also installed a new universally accessible floating fishing pier that is approximately 170 feet long with an 11-foot x 48-foot fishing platform at the end.

Commission staff improved and expanded the existing gravel parking area to a paved parking area featuring 45 trailer spaces, including two ADA-compliant spaces. The expanded parking area also includes 12 single-vehicle parking spaces, including one that is ADA-compliant.

“With this renovation and added features to the site, we are proud to be able to provide more accessible boating and fishing opportunities to the public on Kerr Lake,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering and Lands Management.

The Wildlife Commission paid for the renovation of the access area through funding from motorboat registration receipts and the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

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.