Wildlife Commission Temporarily Closes Boating Access Areas

  • 29 December 2015
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RALEIGH, N.C. (Dec. 29, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has closed the following boating access areas due to high water conditions on the Cape Fear and Lumber rivers in southeastern North Carolina. 


  • Fayetteville (Old 87) in Cumberland County
  • Tory Hole in Bladen County
  • Elwells Ferry in Bladen County
  • McNeils Ridge in Robeson County
  • High Hill in Robeson County
  • Lennons Bridge in Robeson County


The agency also has closed the following game land roads due to high water.

  • River end of Whitehall Road in Whitehall Plantation Game Land, located in Bladen County
  • Camp road on Whitehall Plantation Game Land from about 1/4 of a mile in to river
  • Lake Road, just past the dam; Sandridge Road and Loop Road on Suggs Mill Pond Game Land in Bladen and Cumberland counties


Commission staff will assess conditions later in the week and open access areas and roads as conditions warrant.

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.

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Jodie B. Owen
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