Boaters can explore more than 5,000 miles of North Carolina waters. Find a boat ramp near you. Title and register your vessel. Get information on regulations and safety requirements here.
Information about vessel registration and titling requirements, fees and frequently asked questions.
The Wildlife Commission manages 250 free, 24-hour public Boating Access Areas.
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission issues fishing tournament weigh-in and special use permits for each NCWRC Boating Access Area (BAA) to ensure that only allowable activities occur and that multiple large events do not occur at any site, thereby helping to manage congestion and user accessibility.
Learn about no wake zone and boating regulations, safety requirements, and recommendations.
Information about boater education courses is available.
Learn about Clean Marina Program and Clean Vessel Act.
The NCWRC inspects, investigates and removes abandoned and derelict vessels along the coastline.
Boating-related publications produced by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
View a timeline on Rhodes Pond Dam dating back to 2005 and other information regarding the lake.