Hertford NC Boating Access Area Grand Opening is June 23

Hertford NC Boating Access Area. Source: Ryan Kennemur, NC Wildlife Resources Commission.
Hertford NC Boating Access Area. Source: Ryan Kennemur, NC Wildlife Resources Commission.

By Ryan Kennemur, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, June 23, 2017, at 10:30am, to celebrate the opening of the new Hertford boating access area located on Granby Street in Hertford, North Carolina.

The Hertford boating access area provides access to the Perquimans River. The access area features a 41-foot-wide concrete boat ramp and two 100-foot floating docks. It also features an asphalt parking lot, which includes 26 spaces for vehicles and trailers, and four spaces for single cars, including two Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant spaces.

“That area of the Perquimans River gives anglers some great fishing opportunities,” said Katy Potoka, the Commission’s district 1 fishery biologist. “Boaters can expect to catch a wide variety of species such as sunfish, striped bass, largemouth bass, flounder and catfish.”

The project was funded with motorboat registration receipts and Sport Fish Restoration Program (PDF) funds. The large boat ramp upgrade was funded by a Golden Leaf Foundation grant.

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 website to acces their online (interactive) locater map.

For more information on fishing in North Carolina, including where to fish, visit www.ncwildlife.org/fishing.

The town of Hertford NC is located along Route 17, halfway between Edenton and Elizabeth City, in Perquimans County.

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