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Lake Mattamuskeet NC Information Near The Outer Banks And Pamlico Sound

We want this to be a go to source of information for Lake Mattamuskeet NC which sits near the Pamlico Sound of the Outer Banks and is most known as being the largest natural lake in the entire State of North Carolina.

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September 27 – N.C. Coastal Federation to hold a public meeting to discuss restoration efforts on the lake which will include a plan to remove carp from this body of water, agricultural cost share programs, and engineering designs that could be implemented to restore the lake’s water quality and reduce flooding throughout the watershed. Partners to this restoration plan include the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, and engineers from Geosyntec Consultants and Coastal Protection Engineering to present preliminary designs for water management.

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Largest Natural Lake In NC

Local Demographics And Data

  • Roughly 18 miles long and 7 miles wide averaging around 2-3 feet in depth making it one of the shallowest lakes in the state.
  • Is located on the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula.
  • Sits within the Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge.
  • At it’s closest, this area is only 3.81 miles from the Pamlico Sound.
  • Major highways and roads include highway 94 which spans the lake, highway 264 which surrounds most of this area, route 1305, and N Lake Rd.
  • Significant landmarks include the Hyde Correctional Institute, Osprey Nest Campground, Harris Steak And Seafood Restaurant, and Carawan’s Motel.
  • Local towns include Engelhard, Nebraska, Swan Quarter (ferry to Cape Hatteras), Fairfield, Middletown, and Lake Landing.

Tourism, Boating, Fishing, And More

As someone who visited this area on travel or vacation to the Outer Banks, we really hope you’ll use the form below to tell us your experiences around the following tourism topics.

What’s the closest airport with commercial flights to this area, or how far of a drive is it from the nearest airport in a car or truck?

Considering boating in this local area, what are some well known boat ramps and places where people can find fuel for their boats or jet ski?

Considering fishing on this lake, what types and species of fish are most caught in this area? Where are some good spots to go?

What opportunities are there for canoeing and kayaking in this area? Are there any places which rents a canoe or kayak locally?

Thinking about Engelhard, Nebraska, Swan Quarter, Fairfield, Middletown, or Lake Landing, which of these towns and cities have good lodging, motels, and hotels?

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What opportunities are there for camping, be it primitive camping or doing so via a modern tent or recreational vehicle (RV)? At campgrounds locally, which have running water, electrical access, and public showers and restrooms?

Considering shopping and places to find gas, ice, bait, drinks, and other supplies, where are good places to find stores which carry these supplies?

We know there are several wildlife refuges and nature preserves in the area, where are some good places along the banks of this lake to go hiking (nature trails), birdwatching, or photography of local birds and nature? Are ATV vehicles allowed in any of these refuges?

How far of a drive is it to Swan Quarter to catch the ferry to Cape Hatteras, or if not taking a ferry boat, how far of a drive is it to the outer islands via highway 264?

How does the Pamlico Sound and river impact this natural lake?

Are there any businesses which give tours on this body of water?

Considering all recreational opportunities, what are your experiences in this local area?

Largest Natural Lake In The State

We were surprised by this statistic when doing research for this article, especially considering all the large lakes in the triad which we learned are largely man-made. What are your thoughts on this?

What’s some other information about Lake Mattamuskeet NC which we did not cover in this article that anyone traveling or vacationing in the area might like to know?

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Michael Sharp

Native of Carteret County NC, Father to Makayla and Savannah. You can add me on Facebook. Interest include web development, encryption, and other technologies.

One thought on “Lake Mattamuskeet NC Information Near The Outer Banks And Pamlico Sound

  • August 31, 2021 at 5:24 pm
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    With an average depth of only 2-3 feet, how is any boating except for the smallest of flat bottom boats happening? Are there any channels at all?

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