Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge

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  • 38 Refuge Road

    Swan Quarter,   NC   27885


Lake Mattamuskeet 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.

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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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