Rhodes Pond Dam

For a timeline on Rhodes Pond dating back to 2005 and other information regarding the lake, visit the Rhodes Pond Update webpage.

Boating Access Areas

With more than 300,000 registered vessels in North Carolina, boating is one of the state’s most popular activities year-round. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission provides more than 200 free Boating Access Areas (BAA) to over 100 different bodies of water. Check out the interactive BAA Locator below to find an area by address, water body or accessibility for disabled. 


BAA Closings

Boat Access AreaSorted By Boat Access Area In Ascending OrderCountyBody of WaterDate Range ClosedReason for Closure
BeaufortCarteretTaylor Creek9/9/2019 - 12/2019Renovation
Cedar CliffGrahamCedar Cliff Lake9/3/2019 - 9/2020Drawdown and dam maintenance by Duke Energy. For more information, see Water Access Alerts on https://www.duke-energy.com/community/lakes. Suitable for carry-in paddle boats only.
ChinquapinDuplinNE Cape Fear RiverUntil Further NoticeHurricane-related flooding/damage.
Great LakeCravenGreat LakeUntil Further NoticeHurricane Damage
KenansvilleDuplinNE Cape Fear RiverUntil Further NoticeHurricane-related flooding/damage.
Lock & Dam #1BladenCape Fear RiverUntil Further NoticeHurricane Damage
Lock & Dam #2BladenCape Fear RiverUntil Further NoticeRepairs
Rhodes Pond BAA & PFACumberlandRhodes PondUntil Further NoticeDam Renovation
Waynes LandingDuplinNE Cape Fear RiverUntil Further NoticeHurricane-related flooding/damage.

Boating Guides

Statewide Boating
Access Area Guide

by Coastal, Piedmont and Mountain Regions

Coastal Boating Guide 
from the Spring Fishing & Boating Guide

Boating Courtesies

  • Avoid causing erosion by operating at no wake near shore or in narrow streams or rivers.
  • Make sure all passengers have proper PFD's, and have a safety discussion before departure.
  • To avoid noise pollution, vary your operating areas.
  • Stay aware and respect others using the waterways. For example, reduce your wake around those fishing or using smaller vessels.
  • Leave the environment like you found it. Take all trash back to shore to be disposed of properly.