The Catawba Falls trail will close on May 2, 2022, and remain closed until spring of 2023. The popular Old Fort area trail will be closed for 9-12 months to ensure the safety of the public and construction crews building retaining walls, boardwalks, staircases, and overlooks. Click the "Play" icon to find alternative waterfall and hiking trails.

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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.