I have never put in at Pelican Landing, but it is the closest to PK. I've always put in at Core Creek. I have a small boat, but have seen some very big boats in that creek. It does get narrow, and you have to watch out for object under the water. Just take it easy and you'll be OK. If you put in at Core Creek, once you get into the Neuse, take a right, and stay slightly toward the right side of the river. PK is very deep in some place. I have seen bass boats over 20 foot there. Ramp cost used to be $2 at Core Creek if it hasn't changed. Another point is to check the Neuse River depth before putting in. I think even if the river is very low, you can still get to PK Creek Ok. Should be very good depth from Pelican landing back to PK. Hope this helps.