Saturday, March 23, 2013 —
BURGAW, N.C. — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has completed renovations to the Sawpit Landing Boating Access area in Pender County, and it is now open to the public.
Wildlife Commission staff replaced the boat ramp, installed a floating dock and improved the parking area. They also made the site accessible for the disabled.
“Sawpit Landing is located on the Northeast Cape Fear River, and will offer access for anglers, boaters and wildlife watchers,” said Tommy Hughes, coastal area eco-region supervisor.
“Anglers can fish for largemouth bass, panfish and catfish, and wildlife watchers might see alligators, beavers, waterfowl, neotropical migratory birds, turkeys and white-tailed deer.”
Construction of the site was funded with motorboat registration fees and Sport Fish Restoration funds. Visit the Commission’s boating web page for more information on boating in North Carolina, including an interactive map of more than 200 public access areas across the state.
About the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Since 1947, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has been dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use, and public input. The Commission is the state regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws and provides programs and opportunities for wildlife-related educational, recreational and sporting activities. To learn more, visit www.ncwildlife.org.