Lakes & Recreation

Water Access Alerts

Boat ramp closures in effect due to drought conditions, high water or maintenance.

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Water Access Alerts 


The following access areas are temporarily closed to the public due to high water.  These access areas will be-reopened after the high water recedes and conditions are safe for boating access:
  • Johns River Access Area - Johns River upstream of Lake Rhodhiss
  • Highway 73 Access Area - Mountain Island Lake

Yadkin-Pee Dee

  • Blewett Falls Tailrace Fishing Area will be closed to the public due to storm damage received during Hurricane Florence and due to the construction activity in the area. A new fishing platform is currently scheduled to open to the public in 2020.    

Lake James

  • Bridgewater Canoe Portage Access Area: closed beginning Sept. 26, 2018, for maintenance. Work is scheduled to extend into 2019.
All closure and open dates are projected and may be impacted by weather.

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