Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge is located on the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula in Hyde County, North Carolina. Established in 1934, the 50,180-acre Refuge consists of open water, marsh, forest and croplands. The centerpiece of the Refuge is the shallow Lake Mattamuskeet. At 40,100 acres, it is North Carolina’s largest natural lake.
The Refuge’s strategic location along the Atlantic Flyway makes it a vitally important stopover for wintering waterfowl. Over the past 35 years, up to 80 percent of the Northern Pintail and up to 30 percent of Green-wing Teal that annually migrate along the Flyway utilize Mattamuskeet. In total, the Refuge attracts more than 200,000 ducks, geese and swans from November through February.
Resident Volunteers (RVs) live in their own recreational vehicle on pads provided by the refuge. Water, electric,(30/50amp) , sewage hook-up and laundry facilities are provided in exchange for volunteer service. A couple must commit to 24 hours of service per week. A single person must commit to 32 hours of service per week. . A three month minimum commitment is preferred, but a shorter time is negotiable and we will accept longer if available and the need exists.