It will eventually be North Carolina's largest public boat launching facility.
Carteret County Commissioners approved a million dollars for the project on the Bogue Sound of Emerald Isle.
The access will be operated by the state wildlife commission and admission is free.
The 4 million dollar project was a must according to town officials because it was the last usable tract of undeveloped land available.
They said they did not want the opportunity to slip away with public boating access disappearing in the area.
Plans include four ramps, 125 vehicle or trailer spaces and 19 single vehicle parking spaces.