Disabled Access on Game Lands


The Disabled Access Program is designed to generally improve access for persons with disabilities on game lands. The Disabled Access Permit authorizes individuals with limited physical mobility to operate vehicles, including ATVs, on any Commission maintained road open for vehicular travel, trails posted for vehicular travel, and open-gated or ungated roads otherwise closed to vehicular traffic on certain game lands; and to have access to special waterfowl hunting blinds designed for hunters with disabilities. 

The Disabled Access Permit will be issued a companion and vehicle access card. One companion may accompany the disabled hunter, provided that individual possesses the companion card. The Disabled Access Permit is valid as long as the qualifying disability persists. This permit is not a license. It does not authorize hunting, fishing, or trapping activities. There is no fee associated with this permit.

See table below for a list of game lands and designated areas within a game land for which this permit is valid.

More information on the NCWRC Game Land Program


To obtain a Disabled Access Permit, a completed Disabled Sportsman Program application (PDF), along with competent medical evidence, must be submitted to the NCWRC indicating that a disability exists that limits physical mobility, to the extent that normal utilization of the game lands is not possible without vehicular assistance.

Within the national forests in North Carolina, off highway vehicles (OHVs) are permitted only on designated routes. Visit the US Forest Service's webpage for more information about areas managed by the U.S. Forest Service, including the Nantahala, Pisgah, Croatan and Uwharrie National Forests.

Game Lands with disabled access (roads and/or blinds - links open to PDFs with photos) include:

Bertie County
Bladen Lakes State Forest
Croatan National Forest

Croatan National Forest

Goose Creek
Gull Rock
J. Morgan Futch
Juniper Creek
Lantern Acres
Lower Roanoke River Wetlands
Sandhills 1

Sandhills 2

Stones Creek
Suggs Mill Pond 1  
Suggs Mill Pond 2
Suggs Mill Pond 3
Texas Plantation
White Oak River
Butner Falls of Neuse
Pee Dee River  
R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell
Rockfish Creek
Sandhills 1

Sandhills 2

Upper Roanoke River Wetlands
Uwharrie National Forest
Cold Mountain
Green River

Johns River 1

Johns River 2

Johns River 3

Johns River 4

Johns River 5



Sandy Mush

South Mountains

Thurmond Chatham



parking sign

waterfowl blind

For questions or comments on accessible programs and opportunities, please email: ada.coordinator@ncwildlife.org



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