Mattamuskeet –– one of the most beautiful natural resources in North
Carolina, is located on the east coast, halfway between Maine and Florida.
The lake is located near the center of Hyde County, on the mainland just
west of North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
Mattamuskeet makes up most of Mattamuskeet
National Wildlife Refuge. The recorded history of the lake dates
back to July 11, 1585, when sixty English explorers from Sir Walter
Raleigh’s Roanoke Island expedition visited the lake.
Foundation was founded in 1995 to preserve and interpret the history
of Lake Mattamuskeet. This website is managed by the foundation as its
home on the WorldWideWeb, and is designed to be an open invitation for
tourists to come to Lake Mattamuskeet and experience its beauty and