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Lake James Black Bear Boat Access Ramp

Universally accessible, you'll find Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, Walleye and White Bass.  Public boat access ramp.  From US Hwy. 221, turn onto Business 221 taking immediate left onto Hankins Road. Continue on Hankins Road until it ends, intersecting Lake James Road.  Turn left onto Lake James Road, continue until you see signs on the right to Black Bear Boat Access Ramp.