Features

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    Wings Over Water

    Wings over Water is an annual event that promotes wildlife and wildlands!

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  • Swan Days

    Join us for a variety of activities in December.

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    Hunting

    Mattamuskeet hosts many exciting hunting opportunities for visitors to enjoy.

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    Fishing

    Fishing and crabbing are two of the most popular activities on Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge.

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News & Updates

Water Warning Signs

Mattamuskeet NWR recently posted public information signs about potentially harmful algal blooms in Lake Mattamuskeet. The presence of cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms (HABs) have been documented in the lake. While you may not be able to see any algal blooms, they are present in the lake. The refuge wants you to be aware of this situation. As a precaution, we recommend you wash thoroughly if you come in contact with lake water. For more information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you have additional questions, please contact the refuge office.

Harmful Algal Bloom FAQs

Lake Mattamuskeet's Watershed Restoration Plan

The draft plan is complete and was open for review and comment until November 2, 2018. More information on the watershed restoration planning process can be found here.

Lake Mattamuskeet's Watershed Restoration Plan
2018-2019 Waterfowl Hunt Blind Assignments

Waterfowl Hunt Blind Assignments

Successful hunters who applied for the waterfowl hunts at the Refuge have been assigned blinds for the two consecutive hunt dates for which they were drawn.

2018-2019 Waterfowl Hunt Blind Assignments

About the Complex

Mattamuskeet, Swanquarter, Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Mattamuskeet, Swanquarter, Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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