There are waterfront parks located at a number of the street ends of the town. You must reside within the Cape Carteret Town Limits to use the parks. Town Hall can issue a pass for your vehicle to indicate that you are a Town resident. These parks provide wonderful opportunities to enjoy the environment and contain picnic benches as well as charcoal style grills. A couple of these parks have been used as the setting for some residents' weddings. In addition, there is a picnic area located directly behind Town Hall, as well as one being planned in Quailwood Village. For a location of these parks, please feel free to check out our Map of Town Parks.
BOAT RAMP PASSES ARE SOLD OUT 2022-23
Boat Ramp Information We will start selling the new passes on June 20, 2022, at 9 a.m. on a first come, first served basis to Cape Carteret Town Residents ONLY. If passes are still available, we will begin selling passes to other areas on July 1, 2022.
Residents of the town may use the boat ramp located at the end of Manatee Street. This ramp is open year round and provides a wonderful alternative to the often overcrowded public ramps. In order to get a boat ramp pass, you will need to show the following:
1) Boat(s) registration
2) Trailer(s) registration
2) Check or Cash for cost of permit (credit card will constitute additional fee)
Boat ramp passes can be purchased at Town Hall during normal business hours. The current rates are as follows:
1) Town Residents (Tax Paying Property Owners) $225.00 (from July 1, 2022 thru June 30, 2023)
2) Local Non-Residents (Cedar Point, Bogue, and Peletier Residents) $500.00 (from July 1, 2022 thru June 30, 2023)
3) Other (Non-commercial) $750.00 (from July 1, 2022 thru June 30, 2023)
Fees will not be prorated.
New boat ramp fines have been established: $50-$200 per violation per day.