Kayakers get Contentnea Creek ADA-accessible launch

Kayakers looking for a new spot to put in on local waterways can find it on Contentnea Creek in the Town of Grifton.

An ADA-accessible kayak launch at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission boating access area was completed this month through a partnership between Wildlife Resources, the Town of Grifton and Duke Energy. The cost of the project was approximately $50,000.

According to Sound Rivers Program Director Clay Barber, it’s an ideal spot to go kayaking.

“(Contentnea Creek) is not a huge creek, so there’s little boat traffic, and it’s just great for paddling — great wildlife, easy current,” Clay said.

While the ADA-accessible launch is in operation, NC Wildlife is in the process of putting up specific ADA parking spaces in the boating access area’s parking lot, Clay added.