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NC Wildlife Resources Commission Boat Launching Facility in Emerald Isle

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Admission Fee

There is no fee to launch a boat.

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The facility is located on Bogue Sound at 6800 Emerald Drive near mile marker 18 on NC 58 (adjacent to Chapel By The Sea). The facility includes 4 launching ramps and parking for 112 vehicle and trailer combinations, and a separate parking lot with 18 single-vehicle spaces. The new facility is managed by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission and is open 24/7/365. There is no fee to launch a boat.


  • Four Launching Ramps
  • Parking for 112 Vehicle / Trailer Combinations
  • Pier to the Sound
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Senator Jean Preston Memorial Playground

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