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Support the creation of Black River State Park

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We the undersigned citizens of North Carolina enthusiastically support the creation Black River State Park as a linear park along the river similar to Lumber River State Park. The creation of this park will preserve these natural areas which include the oldest trees east of the Mississippi River and protect the river from commercialization and degradation of the river.

The only current public access points on the Black River are two NC Wildlife Resource Commission boat ramps. The first one at Ivanhoe is 27 miles downstream from the start of the Black River, and the next one at Hunt’s Bluff is 20 miles after that. There are no others for another 25 miles until Dram Tree Park in Wilmington. All other access points are on private land. Only two of them allow boat launching or take-out for a fee. Unless you personally know the right person, it is not possible to launch or take out any other locations. The park will create more opportunities to access the river.

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