The largest natural and most shallow lake in the State of NC is Mattamuskeet Lake on the Outer Banks.
Surprised? We are too.
Living in the state for 53 years, I’m aware of many of the big lakes in the Triad, and many in the western part of the state. But after doing some research on Lake Mattamuskeet for the linked article, I discovered that many of the lakes near the triad are man-made, and that while most in the western NC mountains are natural, Mattamuskeet beat out those by a few square miles in size. And, I was really shocked to learn that Mattamuskeet averages only 2-3 feet in depth.
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