Below you will find a table that contains directions to Piedmont Region Public Fishing Access (PFA) areas maintained by the NCWRC. This table lists the PFA area name, county, detailed directions. In addition, there is a column that notes the accessible features of the access area. Finally, if the site participates in the Tackle Loaner Program, it is also noted. 

PFA areas are in alphabetical order by body of water and county.

 
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ChathamRock QuarryFrom US 64 east of Pittsboro, take SR 1008 North at Wilsonville. Go 1.2 miles. The area is on the right beside the church.pier, gravel parking lot, paved walkwayPhoto1
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ChathamWeaver CreekFrom Pittsboro, take US 64 East. Go approximately six miles, and turn left on SR 1716 (Big Woods Road). Go 4.9 miles, and area is on the right. Photo1
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ChathamBell's ChurchFrom US 64 east of Pittsboro, take SR 1008 South at Wilsonville. Go 3.4 miles, and area is on the right just past the intersection with SR 1972. <
Please note: Bells Church PFA is currently closed.
 

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MontgomeryBadin PierFrom Troy, take NC 109 North. Go nine miles and turn left into the main entrance of the Uwharrie National Forest on SR 1153. Go 0.4 mile and turn right on FSR 576. Go 0.6 mile and turn right on FSR 544. Go 2.5 miles and turn right on FSR 597. Go 0.2 mile and turn left on FSR 597A, the road leading to the campground. From the intersection, go 0.5 mile to a fork in the road. Take the right fork, pass the Group Camp, and go 0.6 mile to the parking area at the end of the road. The area is approximately 75 yards down the marked trail on the right. Photo1 
MontgomeryHolt's CabinFrom Troy, take NC 109 North. Go nine miles and turn left into the main entrance of Uwharrie National Forest on SR 1153. Go 0.4 mile and turn right on Forest Service Road (FSR) 576. Go 0.6 mile and turn right on FSR 544. Go 2.5 miles and turn right on FSR 597. Go 1.7 miles, and the area is on the left. Photo1
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StanlyOld WhitneyFrom New London, take NC 740 East. Go 2.7 miles and turn left (north) on SR 1521 (Old Whitney Road). Go 2.6 miles to the parking lot on the right. The Public Fishing Access area is on the left at the end of the trail across the railroad tracks. Photo1
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AnsonBlewett FallsFrom the intersection of US 220 and US 74 in Rockingham, take US 74 West 6.3 miles and turn right on SR 1748 (Power Plant Road). Go 2.5 miles and the parking lot is on the right just before the entrance to Carolina Power and Light Company's Blewett Hydroelectric Plant.paved walkway leads from the parking lot to the fishing area, parkingPhoto1
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An eight-foot accessible concrete fishing platform is attached to the wall of the power house at Blewett Falls Lake dam. Anglers can fish the high current outflow along the length of the power house wall. Primary fish species: In the spring American shad, striped bass, white bass and white perch. Largemouth bass, catfish and sunfish are caught year round.
 
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WakeOld 98Old 98 (Wake County): From NC 50, take NC 98 east 3.5 miles. Area is on right.    
WakeUpper Barton CreekFrom the intersection of NC 98 with NC 50, take NC 98 East. Go 1.7 miles and turn right on SR 1005 (Six Forks Road). Go 1.1 miles, cross the lake cove, and the area is on the right. Photo1
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RichmondIndian Camp LakeFrom the intersection with SR 1475 (Caddell Road) in Hoffman, take U. S. Hwy. 1 south toward Rockingham. Go 1 mile and turn right on SR 1479 (James G. Watson Road). Go 0.7 mile, and the lake will be on the right. Cross the dam, and the access road to the parking lot will turn to the right.pier, parking, paved walkwayPhoto1
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VanceNutbush BridgeFrom I-85 North of Durham, take Exit 214 to NC 39 North. Go 4.5 miles and turn right at Harris Crossroads on SR 1308. Go 1.8 miles, and area is on right side of bridge across Nutbush Creek. Photo1
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VanceWilliamsboro WaysideFrom I-85 North of Durham, take Exit 214 to NC 39 North, and go 5.4 miles. The area is on the right past the bridge. Photo1
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RichmondMcKinney LakeFrom Hoffman (Richmond Co.) take McDonald Church Road off of US 1 southwest of Aberdeen and Southern Pines for approximately 4 miles and turn left into the entrance to the Fish Hatchery (McKinney Lake Road) and travel approximately ½ mile to the lake on your left.There are two piers for bank fishing and one is a universally accessible pier with handicapped parking and concrete accessible trail to the pier. Brush installed around the piers congregates fish and a fish feeder is near the pier to feed and attract a variety of fish. Fish species available are various sunfish, largemouth bass, chain pickerel, channel catfish and some crappie during the early spring. The 75-acre lake is stocked occasionally with channel catfish and bluegill from the adjacent hatchery operated by the Wildlife Commission. Small boats are launched from the boating access area and fishing is only allowed during daylight hours. For additional information or questions, contact the hatchery at (910) 895-5330. Photo1
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EdgecombeEtheridge PondFrom US 64 near Tarboro, take Exit 487 and go south on NC 33. Go 0.2 mile and right on Dowens St. (SR 1624). Go to the first street and turn right on Bogey St. (SR 1625), follow Bogey St., go past bend in the road to left and road will proceed along bank of pond.parking, paved walkway, pierPhoto1
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EdgecombeNewbold PondFrom US 64, take Exit 488 and go south on Shiloh Farm Road. Go 0.1 mile and turn left into the entrance to the pond and access area. Photo1
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CaswellRabbit ShuffleFrom the intersection with NC 49 north of Burlington, take NC 62 North toward Yanceyville. Go 13.4 miles, and turn left at the Public Fishing Area sign onto a graveldirt game lands road. Go 0.5 mile on the graveldirt road to the pond (go left at all forks in the road). From Yanceyville, the graveldirt game lands road is the first road to the right past the Caswell Gamelands depot and headquarters.pier, parkingPhoto1
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An accessible fishing pier and a concrete handicapped parking pad have been constructed near the dam of this six-acre pond. An additional graveled parking area and a small graveled launch ramp suitable for small boats or canoes also have been constructed adjacent to the pier. Brush or plastic fish attractors have been placed in the pond. Harvestable size channel catfish are stocked monthly and fed from April through September. This pond is located on Caswell game lands, and hunting is allowed subject to the specific regulations for this game land. Other exceptions to the restrictions pertaining to most PFAs (including camping) may apply.
 
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RowanFlat CreekFrom Asheboro, take NC 49 South approximately 24 miles. Cross Tuckertown Lake and turn right (west) on SR 1578 (Stokes Ferry Road). Go 1.6 miles and turn right on SR 2152 (River Road). Go 2.4 miles, and the parking lot is on the left.parking, paved walkway, pierPhoto1
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