The Cape Fear River Partnership recently announced plans to construct an ADA-compliant, 90-foot wide fishing pier, paved parking area, and other facilities at the Cape Fear River Lock and Dam No. 1, located 32 miles upriver from Wilmington, North Carolina.
The pier will be located near the recently completed rock arch fish passage ramp. The rock arch ramp is expected to improve passage of anadromous fish during their spring spawning migrations in the Cape Fear River.
The Partnership hopes to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new pier in spring 2013.
The river provides important spawning habitat for a variety of anadromous fish species including striped bass, American shad, river herring, American eel, and endangered Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon.
Encompassing more than 9,000 square miles, the Cape Fear River basin is the largest watershed in North Carolina.
source: Cape Fear River Partnership