Catfish Lake Boat Launch

  

Catfish Lake offers a small boat ramp and dispersed camping area. The lake is shallow and therefore only flat bottom boats should be on it.

At a Glance

Fees No fee.
Open Season: Year round.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: New Bern, Havelock, Maysville, Pollocksville
Operated By: USDA-Forest Service, Croatan National Forest

General Information

Directions:

From US 70 E between New Bern and Havelock turn right onto FS1100. There will be a White church at this turn. Road will be paved and then turns to gravel. Cross the 2nd bridge and turn at the next right onto FS158. Lake is on the left a few miles down. From HWY 58 from Maysville, turn left onto FS1105. After the county line, turn left onto FS158.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Lake and Pond Fishing

Catfish Lake offers fishing activities.

Fishing MethodBait, lure
Fish SpeciesYellow Bullhead, Fliars, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie
Fishing ModeBank, small boat
Difficulty Level: Easy

Nature Viewing

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Picnicking

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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