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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Getting on the Water


We've got some great fishing spots, easy access launches for boats, kayaks and other water craft to get you on the New River while in Jacksonville. 

The New River features some of the best paddling and fishing in eastern North Carolina year-round. The slow current is ideal for kayakers and canoers of any skill level. There are multiple public water access areas in Jacksonville. Jacksonville Landing is located in the downtown area and features three boat launches and a beach area for launching canoes and kayaks. Also at the Landing is a great fishing pier for those who want to enjoy the river without getting on the water. Jacksonville Landing is located between two bridges at 135 S Marine Boulevard in downtown Jacksonville.

The Riverwalk Marina, located at 15 Kerr St, is a great place to take in the views or launch your kayak or canoe.

For launching on smaller waterways, visit Northeast Creek Park at 910 Corbin Street. Northeast Creek is a tributary to the New River.

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