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Archive For: Anchorages5 ICW, Alligator River to Pungo River (Statute Mile 65 to 145)

  • Little Alligator River Anchorage

    Little Alligator River Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 82
    Lat/Lon: near 35 55.826 North/076 01.567 West
    Location: off the Alligator River’s western shoreline, west of flashing daybeacon #10
    Depth: 6-foot depths, but entrance channel is unmarked and tricky
    Special Comment: Use of a GPS chartplotter is recommended to enter this anchorage safely
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    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Very good

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  • South Lake – Broad Creek Anchorage

    South Lake – Broad Creek Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 82
    Lat/Lon: 35 55.020 North/075 54.875 West
    Location: combined entrance to East Lake and South Lake lies along the Alligator River’s easterly shoreline, east of AICW marker #10; anchorage lies just northeast of Broad Creek’s mouth, found along South Lake’s southwesterly shores
    Depth: 5-foot depths, but entrance channel is unmarked
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    Special Comment: Use of a GPS chartplotter strongly recommended to safely run entrance channel past Lake Point
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Very good
    Dinghy Dock Access: dinghies can be landed at a little used launching ramp, on the western shores of Broad Creek, in the body of this stream’s sharp turn to the south
    Pet Friendly: pets can be walked ashore at the Broad Creek launching ramp (see above)

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  • South Lake – Boranges Point Anchorage

    East and South Lake Anchorages
    Statute Mile: 82
    Lat/Lon: 35 54.904 North/075 53.961 West
    Location: combined entrance to East Lake and South Lake lies along the Alligator River’s easterly shoreline, east of AICW marker #10; anchorage lies southeast of Boranges Point, off South Lake’s northeasterly shores
    Minimum Depth: 5-foot depths, but entrance channel is unmarked
    Navigation Detail: Click Here For Navigational Detail of this Anchorage
    Special Comment: Use of a GPS chartplotter strongly recommended to safely run entrance channel past Lake Point
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Very good
    Dinghy Dock Access: dinghies can be landed at a little used launching ramp, on the western shores of Broad Creek, in the body of this stream’s sharp turn to the south
    Pet Friendly: pets can be walked ashore at the Broad Creek launching ramp (see above)

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  • Second Creek Anchorage

    Second Creek Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 88
    Lat/Lon: 35 51.647 North/076 03.481 West
    Location: west of ICW/Alligator River’s flashing daybeacon #18
    Minimum Depth: 5 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to strong southern, eastern and southeastern winds

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  • The Straits – Catfish Point Anchorage

    The Straits – Catfish Point Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 98
    Lat/Lon: 35 46.030 North/076 03.430 West
    Location: the creek known as “The Straits” flanks the Alligator River’s western shore, west-northwest of AICW marker #26; anchorage lies west of Catfish Point
    Minimum Depth: 5 feet but entrance channel is VERY difficult
    Special Comment: GPS chartplotter and cruising guide REQUIRED to make a safe entry into this anchorage
    Swing Room: sufficient for vessels as large as 38 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Good, but open to fresh southern and southeasterly winds

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  • The Straits – Lyons Point Anchorage

    The Straits Anchorages
    Statute Mile: 98
    Lat/Lon:35 45.982 North/076 03.817 West
    Location: the creek known as “The Straits” flanks the Alligator River’s western shore, west-northwest of AICW marker #26; anchorage lies east of Lyons Point
    Minimum Depth: 5 feet but entrance channel is VERY difficult
    Special Comment: GPS chartplotter REQUIRED to make a safe entry into this anchorage
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Very good

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  • The Straits – Babbit Bay Anchorage

    The Straits – Babbit Bay Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 98
    Lat/Lon: 35 45.905 North/076 04.293 West (anchorage west of Lyons Point)
    Location: the creek known as “The Straits” flanks the Alligator River’s western shore, west-northwest of flashing daybeacon #26′ anchorage lies west of Lyons Point, just south of the sharp, unnamed point which forms he northern tier of shallow Babbit Bay’s easterly entrance
    Minimum Depth: 5 feet but entrance channel is VERY difficult
    Special Comment: GPS chartplotter REQUIRED to make a safe entry into this anchorage
    Swing Room: sufficient for vessels as large as 36 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Very good

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  • Alligator River/Deep Point Anchorage

    Alligator River/Deep Point Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 102
    Lat/Lon: 35 40.268 North/076 03.405 West
    Location: east of unlighted daybeacon #43, and east of Deep Point
    Minimum Depth: 6 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, open to eastern and southeastern winds

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  • Alligator River/Bear Point Anchorage

    Alligator River/Bear Point Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 102.5
    Lat/Lon: 35 40.592 North/076 04.383 West
    Location: north of flashing daybeacon #45, and south of Bear Point
    Minimum Depth: 7 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, only sheltered to the north, northeast and northwest

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  • Tuckahoe Point Anchorage

    Tuckahoe Point Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 104
    Lat/Lon: 35 40.439 North/076 05.798 West
    Location: north of unlighted daybeacon #52
    Minimum Depth: 7 feet, but stray just a bit too far north, and you are into 3 foot depths
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair to good, a bit open to strong southwestern winds

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  • Upper Pungo Easternmost Anchorage

    Upper Pungo Easternmost Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 127.5
    Lat/Lon: 35 33.558 North/076 27.978 West
    Location: found on the uppermost waters of the Pungo River, abandoned by the AICW, north and northwest of marker #23 and a short jog west of the Alligator River–Pungo River Canal’s shoal-prone southerly entrance; easternmost anchorage lies south of the first major cove indenting the river’s northerly shoreline
    Minimum Depth: 6 ½ feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair to good, but open to southerly winds

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  • Upper Pungo Middle Anchorage

    Upper Pungo Easternmost Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 127.5
    Lat/Lon: 35 33.718 North/076 28.399 West
    Location: found on the uppermost waters of the Pungo River, abandoned by the AICW, north and northwest of marker #23 and a short jog west of the Alligator River–Pungo River Canal’s shoal-prone southerly entrance; middle anchorage lies immediately south of the sharp point of marsh separating the first and second major coves indenting the river’s northerly shoreline
    Minimum Depth: 6 ½ feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Good, but a bit open to strong northeasterly winds

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  • Upper Pungo Upstream-most Anchorage

    Upper Pungo Upstream-most Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 127.5
    Lat/Lon: 35 34.015 North/076 28.789 West
    Location: on the uppermost waters of the Pungo River, abandoned by the AICW, north and northwest of marker #23 and a short jog west of the Alligator River–Pungo River Canal’s shoal-prone southerly entrance; upstream-most anchorage lies east, northeast of Styron Creek
    Minimum Depth: 6 ½ feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Very Good

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  • Scranton Creek Anchorage

    Scranton Creek Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 130
    Lat/Lon: 35 30.548 North/076 28.086 West
    Location: off the Pungo River’s southeastern shore, well south-southeast of flashing daybeacon #21
    Minimum Depth: 8-foot depths, but numerous unmarked shoals must be bypassed to maintain these depths
    Special Comment: GPS chartplotter needed to safely access this anchorage
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 34 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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  • Upper Dowry Creek Anchorage

    Upper Dowry Creek Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 131.5
    Lat/Lon: 35 32.081 North/076 32.046 West
    Location: Dowry Creek makes into the northern banks of Pungo River, north, northwest of unlighted daybeacon #15, anchorage lies north of Dowry Creek Marina
    Minimum Depth: 5 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Very Good
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  • Tooleys Creek Anchorage

    Tooleys Creek Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 135
    Lat/Lon: 35 32.163 North/076 36.454 West
    Location: west of flashing daybeacon #1, just north of Belhaven and Pantego Creek
    Minimum Depth: 5 1/2-foot minimum depths
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Good protection, but open to easterly winds

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  • Belhaven/Pantego Creek Anchorage

    Belhaven/Pantego Creek Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 135.5
    Lat/Lon: near 35 31.871 North/076 37.252 West
    Location: on the waters of Pantego Creek, west-southwest of unlighted daybeacon #8
    Minimum Depth: 9-foot depths
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Poor; this anchorage is subject to serious rock and roll even in moderate winds

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  • Pungo Creek Anchorage

    Pungo Creek Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 136
    Lat/Lon: 35 30.392 North/076 39.326 West
    Location: on the waters of Pungo Creek, lying west-northwest of the ICW’s flashing daybeacon #8
    Minimum Depth: 7-foot depths
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair

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  • Slade Creek – Southwesternmost Anchorage

    Slade Creek – Southwesternmost Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 140
    Lat/Lon: 35 27.553 North/076 33.137 West
    Location: the entrance to Slade Creek cuts Pungo River’s eastern shoreline, southeast of AICW/Pungo River marker #5; anchorage immediately east of Slade Creek’s mouth
    Minimum Depth: 7 feet if and only if you can follow the unmarked entrance channel; a GPS chartplotter is NECESSARY for safe entrance into Slade Creek
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, open to western, southwestern and northwestern winds

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