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Wildlife Commission Reopens Tar Heel Boating Access Area

  • 25 May 2017
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TAR HEEL, N.C. (May 25, 2017) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has reopened the Tar Heel boating access area located at 1000 Wildlife Landing Drive in Tar Heel.

The Tar Heel boating access area provides access to the Cape Fear River. The access area features a 15-foot-wide concrete boat ramp. It also features a gravel parking lot, which includes 21 spaces for vehicles and trailers and six spaces for single cars, including two ADA-compliant spaces. A new floating dock will be installed later this year.

“That area of the Cape Fear River gives anglers some great fishing opportunities,” said Michael Fisk, the Commission’s Piedmont fisheries research coordinator. “Boaters can expect to catch a wide variety of species such as sunfish, striped bass, bluegill, largemouth bass and catfish.”

The project was funded with motorboat registration receipts and Sport Fish Restoration Program funds. The gravel parking lot material was donated by the N.C. Department of Transportation.

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 on

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