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Lake Mattamuskeet

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visited lake mattamuskeet for the first time this july and was impressed, gorgeous lake with a lot... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
Unique location in Eastern North Carolina

You really need to see the lake to appreciate how big it is. We enjoyed the visitor's center and... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2018
David W
Chocowinity, North Carolina
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Covering 40,000 acres, Mattamusekeet is North Carolina's largest natural lake.
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

visited lake mattamuskeet for the first time this july and was impressed, gorgeous lake with a lot of nature around. I do wildlife photography and was able to get a lot of great pictures around the area. Osprey, eagles, bear, musk rats, a lot of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

You really need to see the lake to appreciate how big it is. We enjoyed the visitor's center and the viewing stands. The tundra swans had left, but lots of other waterfowl around.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank David W
Reviewed April 19, 2017

I've fished the area since late 70's and love it. But fair warning - it's remote, buggy, and boating the lake is very challenging. It's shallow and full of weeds, stumps, and trees. Please do not boat the lake without good local knowledge. When the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

We found this place by mistake but I sure am glad we did!! Such a beautiful and peaceful place with breathtaking water views. We will visit again soon!!

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank agentashleyj
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Mattamuskeet is rather quiet, which is excellent when you're trying to escape the busy city life while stepping back into nature. There are many opportunities here: walking the board walk and gravel roads, bird watching (especially in winter), canoeing/kayaking and boating, and fishing/crabbing. Just make...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Kasevers17
Reviewed April 27, 2016

Scenic lake and wildlife refuge. This is home to many waterfowl....there are several observation areas. Looks to be good for fishing and hunting. Good for photography! Beware of the mosquitoes!

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Cherie P
Reviewed January 26, 2016

Come in the winter when it's good and cold, so that the birds are here. Last time we came there were swan right on the edge of the water, no more than 10 yards from me. There's a great observation deck where you can get...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Cassie T
Reviewed December 15, 2015

We came to Lake Mattamuskeet to see waterfowl; and waterfowls we SAW! Hundreds, perhaps thousands of Tundra swans; more pintails than I have ever seen anywhere. Ducks and more ducks. The Snow Geese flew in the day we left. Wildlife drive is about a mile...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank b1sally
Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Scenic lake and wildlife refuge. Wonderful spot for birding, photography, fishing and hunting. There are some good observation areas and walking trails. Enjoy!

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank GuyfromILMNC
Reviewed September 20, 2015

Fishing is good here. However it is a very remote area so plan for that. But if you're looking for a good getaway place, this is a good one.

Date of experience: October 2014
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August 4, 2015|
Response from Kasevers17 | Reviewed this property |
Englehard, Swanquarter, Fairfield. They are small towns but you can still find some food accommodations and a gas station at each. There is a few hotels/motels around. If you're looking for a place more populated then you'll... More
March 21, 2015|
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Response from waxwing3 | Reviewed this property |
There is a lodge in the park but I think renovation began but was stopped for lack of funds. There are several motels and hunting cabin type places nearby and also places to stay in Swansquarter and other "sort of close... More