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Salt Water Fishing

Outside of developed recreation areas, fishing and hunting are permitted throughout the national forests in North Carolina. While the Forest Service manages the habitat and protects water quality in the national forests, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission regulates fishing. Anglers should have a fishing license. For information on licenses and more, contact the Wildlife Resources Commission at www.ncwildlife.org or call 888-248-6834.

Salt Water Fishing Areas

  • Croatan National Forest area description
  • Cedar Point Recreation Area area description
  • Cedar Point Campground
  • Oyster Point Campground
  • Saltwater Adventure Trail