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Old 10-13-2006, 11:03 AM
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I'm taking a trip to Greenville and would like to bring the boat. Where are the closest ramps to Greenville that will allow access to the Pamlico River. Also, how navigable is the Tar River?
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Old 10-13-2006, 12:21 PM
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Port terminal is right on the edge of Greenville.

Seine Beach is farther down in Grimesland

depending on where your ultimate goal is you may be just as well to trailer on further down and put in.
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Welcome to the area. If you're not familiar with the area I suggest going to the public ramp in Washington NC just to the east of Greenville. If your boat has a top let out at the Clark's Neck road boat ramp so you don't have to go under a bridge to get to the Tar River. If it does not have top and you want to explore the Pamlico and Tar river then you could let out at the Havens garden ramp at the eastern edge of Washington. The clearance under the bridge at the Havens garden ramp is approx 6' but a better ramp than Clark's neck b/c it is not as steep, although it is a little slanted.

The Tar river is navigable but gets narrower the farther you go towards Raleigh. Post up if you need any more info on the area.

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P.S.- Washington is about 30 minutes to the East of Greenville via Hwy 264.
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Old 10-13-2006, 02:13 PM
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You might consider Bellhaven, which has a nice state ramp. It is close to open water, as well as the Pungo/intercoastal. Better fishing than upstream too.

It is also a boater friendly town. Another 40 min E of little Washington.

What kind of boat do you have?
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Old 10-16-2006, 08:23 AM
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Default Re: Greenville boat ramps

Thanks for the replies.
What is the Tar river like between Greenville and Washington? I'd like to put in at Greenville and take a cruise down. Is that possible? Which of the ramps mentioned are closest to Greenville?

Billy the Kid,
You mentioned the Tar River goes to Raleigh. I didn't know it went that far. What is the river like from Greenville to Raleigh? Navigable from Greenville/Washington?
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Port Terminal ramp off 33 East is a good ramp that is just outside Greenville. Head towards Chocawinity on 33 East and turn left at Cliff's Seafood. The Tar is easily navigated from Greenville to Washington and should be quite beautiful this time of the year. The only navigation problem you might have is where the river gets wide just before Washington. The buoys do mark the deep water but are not real obvious. I do not think you want to try to make it from Greenville to Raleigh because I think the Neuse is the river that goes by Raleigh. I don't know too much about the river above Greenville. I have, however, been about 10 miles above Greenville with no problems. You would have a time getting through the dam near Rocky Mount if you made it that far. My wife likes to take a ride down to Little Washington, as the locals call it, every fall to look at the sights. There also is, or was, a ramp downtown at the Town Commons, the park along the river just north of the courthouse. I have not used it in years and assume it is still there.
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As moorhen said there is a ramp downtown Greenville at the town commons. I have never used the port terminal ramp myself or been farther upstream than Yankee Hall which is near Pactolus. The Tar river gets so twisty and curvy and narrow that I don't go that way very often but you should have no problem navigating through there. It just seems like once you get to Grimesland (coming from Greenville way) you have been running so long that you want to turn and go back before you get to any wide parts of the river. I like wide b/c it's more private which is why I go out on the boat in the first place, to get away from it all.

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P.S. The Tar river is basically a ditch once you get towards Raleigh from what I've seen (I think it actually terminates in Larenburg NC) so it is not navigable at a point except by canoe or something similar.
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Thanks for the help!
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