TAR HEEL, N.C. (Dec. 22, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has re-opened the Tar Heel Boating Access Area on the Cape Fear River in Bladen County after completing renovations today.
The boating access area, which is located at 1000 Wildlife Landing Dr., in Tar Heel, provides boaters on the Cape Fear River opportunities to catch bluegill, redear sunfish, crappie, largemouth bass and blue, flathead and channel catfishes. GPS coordinates are: 34° 44’ 43” N, 78° 47’ 9” W.
Wildlife Commission staff replaced the boat ramp and added a universally accessible floating dock. Currently, there are approximately 20 trailer parking spaces in a gravel parking area.
Wildlife Commission staff plans to renovate the parking lot in 2016, shortly after the N.C. Department of Transportation replaces a bridge adjacent to the ramp. Renovations to the parking lot will include creating ADA-accessible spots.
The Commission paid for the renovation of the Tar Heel Boating Access Area using funds from the Sport Fish Restoration Program, as well as monies generated from motorboat registration fees.
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. For more information on fishing in North Carolina, including where to fish, visit the fishing page.
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