COVID-19 Updates

  • Although the NC Wildlife Resources Commission promotes outdoor recreational pursuits they should be done in a manner consistent with CDC social distancing guidelines and in compliance with any applicable Emergency Orders at the municipality, city, county, state and federal level.

  • There have been no changes to North Carolina hunting or fishing license requirements, seasons, or bag/creel limits.

Mandeeps Manage  

Boating Access Areas

BAA Closings

Boat Access AreaSorted By Boat Access Area In Ascending OrderCountyBody of WaterDate Range ClosedReason for Closure
ApalachiaCherokeeApalachia Lake3/1/2019 - Until CompletionRenovation
Bear CreekJacksonBear Creek Lake9/6/2018 - Until Further NoticeMaintenance drawdown by Duke Energy.
Bells Church PFAChathamLake Jordan4/15/2019 - Until Further NoticeHigh Water
Cheoah PointGrahamLake Santeetlah Until Further NoticeDue to repair & maintenance work on Santeetlah Dam, the area will be closed once/twice a week, about an hour each time. Boaters may use Massey Branch or Avey Branch BAAs during closures.
Great LakeCravenGreat LakeUntil Further NoticeHurricane Damage
Hanging DogCherokeeHiwassee Lake4/15/2019 - Until CompletionPaving. Boaters and anglers are advised to use Ramsey Bluff BAA which can be reached from Hanging Dog Campground Rd. (the same road leading to Hanging Dog BAA).
Holden BeachBrunswickIntracoastal Waterway4/7/2019 - Until Further NoticeDOT work on the bridge.
Lock & Dam #1BladenCape Fear RiverUntil Further NoticeHurricane Damage
Lock & Dam #2BladenCape Fear RiverUntil Further NoticeRepairs
Rhodes Pond BAA & PFACumberlandRhodes PondUntil Further NoticeDam Renovation
Tory HoleBladenCape Fear RiverUntil Further NoticeHurricane Damage
Wolf CreekJacksonWolf Creek LakeUntil CompletionMaintenance drawdown by Duke Energy. Open for smaller boats.

Event Cancellations and Postponements


Facility Closures


Public Fishing Access Area Closures


Public Mountain Trout Waters Closures


Related Agencies Closures and Information

Game Land Closures