AAA Editor Notes
Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge is entered on SR 94, 1 mi. n. of US 264. The refuge consists of 50,180 acres of open water, marsh, timber and croplands. Lake Mattamuskeet, the largest natural lake in North Carolina, is a wintering area for migratory waterfowl. Within its boundaries are the forests of loblolly pine, sweet gum and red maple that make up Salyer's Ridge Natural Area.
Fishing, best in the spring and fall, is permitted year-round. Boats are permitted March through October.