The North Carolina Coast Sights

Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge

  • 38 Mattamuskeet Rd. Map It
  • Swan Quarter
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 07/23/2015

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Hyde County's Lake Mattamuskeet is the largest natural lake in North Carolina. Fed only by rainwater and runoff, the lake is 3 feet below sea level. Although it's been drained for farmland, the reclaimed lake is the centerpiece of a 50,000-acre wildlife refuge that echoes with the calls of some 800 bird and wildlife species. To get to the refuge, it's a 2½-hr ferry ride from Ocracoke Island to Swan Quarter, then a 15-min drive from the Swan Quarter ferry landing.

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38 Mattamuskeet Rd., Swan Quarter, North Carolina, 27885, United States

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252-926–4021; 800-293–3779-for ferry

Published 07/23/2015


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