Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge



  • 38 Refuge Road

    Swan Quarter,   NC   27885


The refuge contains North Carolina's largest natural lake, Lake Mattamuskeet, measuring 7 miles wide, 18 miles long, and 2-3 feet deep. The refuge is a haven for endangered species such as bald eagles, peregrine falcons and American alligators. It is the winter destination of choice for many migratory birds, ducks, Canada geese, snow geese and thousands of tundra swans. The lake is home to large-mouth bass, herring, sunfish, white perch and blue crabs, and is ideal for fishing, crabbing and canoeing.

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38 Refuge Road
Swan Quarter NC 27885


Latitude: 35° 27' 5.0394" / Longitude: -76° 10' 52.6794"

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