NC Wildlife Resources Commission Boat Launching Facility in Emerald Isle

The facility is located on Bogue Sound at 6800 Emerald Drive near mile marker 18 on NC 58 (adjacent to Chapel By The Sea).  The facility includes  4 launching ramps and parking for 112 vehicle / trailer combinations, and a separate parking lot with 18 single vehicle spaces.  The new facility is managed by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, and is open 24/7/365.  There is no fee to launch a boat.

  • Four Launching Ramps
  • Parking for 112 Vehicle / Trailer Combinations
  • Jean Preston Memorial Park Playground

View the Site Plan for the new Public Boat Launching Facility in Emerald Isle.

(Please note that the pier to the sound, the playground, and picnic shelter that are depicted are for future phases)

View Official Marked Boat Route from New Public Boat Launching Facility to AIWW

Please View Important Boating Access Area Regulations from NC Wildlife Resources Commission