SCRANTON, N.C. (Oct. 31, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has re-opened the Rose Bay Boating Access Area in Hyde County after completing renovations today.
The access area, located at 6740 U.S. Highway 264 E in Scranton, provides access to Pamlico Sound — a popular destination for anglers looking to catch red drum, Southern flounder and spotted sea trout.
Wildlife Commission staff completely renovated the area by constructing a new double boat ramp, floating dock, ADA-compliant parking and kiosks, which provide information about the area and fishing opportunities.
“We also installed security lights at the ramps and in the parking area to help early-bird and late-night boaters launch and recover their boats,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering and Lands Management. “This boating access area is a really popular spot with local anglers and boaters, as well as waterfowl hunters, so we’re happy that the renovations are complete in time for winter waterfowl hunting.”
The Wildlife Commission paid for renovations of the access area with money from motorboat registration receipts as well as a $250,000 coastal recreational fishing license grant from the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries.