Lake Mattamuskeet www.hydecountychamber.org OnlineWebsite - www.hydecountychamber.orgSend an email - email@example.comAddress38 Refuge RoadSwan Quarter, PhonePrimary - (252) 926-9171Toll Free - (888) 493-3826Fax - (252) 926-9312 This Hyde County lake is North Carolina’s largest natural lake. It averages only two feet in depth, but it is 18 miles long and 5-6 miles wide, containing about 40,000 acres. It is located on Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge. The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service bears the responsibility for the protection and management of the many wildlife forms found on and in the lake. Boating and sport fishing for large mouth bass, striped bass, catfish, bream, crappie and other species is permitted on the lake and adjacent canals from March 1 through November 1 each year. Herring dipping and blue crab fishing are also a very poplar sport. During the fall and winter, concentrations of Canada geese, tundra swans and ducks of many species are abundant on the lake. The endangered bald eagle also makes the lake its home. Other wildlife such as white-tailed deer, marsh and cottontail rabbis, gray squirrels and black bear are found around the lake.