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North Carolina Anchorage Directory

Posted by admin | Posted on 05-31-2007

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Below, you will discover our COMPLETE listing of North Carolina anchorages, arranged in a rough, north to south, geographic format. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO NARROW YOUR SELECTION of NC Anchorages to those in a specific geographic sub-region, locate the RED, vertically stacked menu, on the right side of this, and all Cruisers’ Net pages. Click on “North Carolina.” A drop down menu will appear, with a blue background, Now, click on “NC Anchorages.” A sub-drop-down menu will now appear. The first selection is “All North Carolina Anchorages,” which is where you are now. Below this selection, however, you will find listed 13 North Carolina geographic sub-regions. Select your waters of interest, and after clicking on your choice, a list of NC anchorages will appear, confined to the sub-region you have picked!

Dismal Swamp Canal Route to Albemarle Sound Anchorages

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-25-2007

Please note that anchorages below are listed in a rough geographic order, moving north to south

Old Barge Depot Anchorage

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-24-2007

Old Barge Depot Anchorage
Statute Mile: 33
Lat/Lon: 36 26.325 North/076 19.498 West
Location: found on the now, unused northernmost portion of Turner Cut, north of the intersection with the channel leading to South Mills Lock
Depth: 12+ feet
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Swing Room: LIMITED, sufficient room for vessels ONLY as large as 34 feet
Holding Ground Evaluation: very thick mud
Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent
Dinghy Dock Access: dinghy landing is possible on an old, abandoned bulkhead which overlooks the western side of the canal, hard by our recommended anchorage position
Nearby Provisioning: convenience store within a LONG walk of the dinghy landing described above
Pet Friendly: pets can be landed at bulkhead specified above, and then walked through low, brushy area behind dock

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Upper Pasquotank River Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-23-2007

Upper Pasquotank River Anchorage
Statute Mile:37
Lat/Lon: near 36 23.260 North/076 17.158 West
Location: west and south of the Pasquotank River, Turners Cut intersection
Depth: 6½-feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 32 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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Goat Island Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-22-2007

Goat Island Anchorages
Statute Mile: 43.5
Lat/Lon: near 36 20.585 North/076 13.321 West
Location: south and southwest of Goat Island between unlighted daybeacons #13 and #11
Depth: 6-feet via the southeastern entrance; 5-foot minimum depths via northwestern entrance
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent
Dinghy Dock Access: dinghies can be landed at a small dock on the western shores of Goat Island, associated with a raised platform camping facility
Pet Friendly: pets can be taken ashore at the raised camping platform dinghy dock, but keep them on the boardwalk to avoid any snakey encounters

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Sawyers Creek Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-21-2007

Sawyers Creek Anchorage
Statute Mile: 46.5
Lat/Lon: near 36 19.463 North/076 10.853 West
Location: off the eastern banks of the Pasquotank River, north of the Camden Railway Bridg
Depth: 5 1/2-feet, but successful navigation can be difficult
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Swing Room:  sufficient room for vessels smaller than 33 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good
Dinghy Dock Access: dinghies can be landed at an upstream public launching ramp
Nearby Provisioning: It’s a 1.1 miles walk, first east on Highway 343, and then south on Highway 158 to Lambs Marina where you will find a convenience store and fresh seafood counter, with a restaurant across the street
Pet Friendly: pets can be walked after going ashore at the upstream public launching ramp

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Railroad Bridge Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-20-2007

Railroad Bridge Anchroage
Statute Mile: 47.5
Lat/Lon: near 36 18.923 North/076 10.982 West
Location: on the waters of the unnamed creek making into the Pasquotank’s southeastern banks 0.3 nautical mile south-southwest of the charted railroad bridge near the charted position of Camden
Depth: 8-feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
Holding Ground Evaluation: some cruisers have reported a hard bottom which makes setting an anchor difficult – many others have not encountered this potential problem
Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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Forbes Bay Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-19-2007

Forbes Bay Anchorage
Statute Mile: 53
Lat/Lon: near 36 17.374 North/076 12.074 West
Location: on the waters of Forbes Bay, along the Pasquotank’s southwestern banks, northwest of flashing daybeacon #7
Depth: 6-foot minimum depths; reviewed on pages
Navigation Detail: Click Here For Navigational Detail of this Anchorage
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, wide open to northeastern winds
Dinghy Dock Access: dinghies can be landed at a public launching ramp, north (upstream) of this anchorage, lying along the westerly shoreline, south of the Mariners Wharf city docks
Nearby Provisioning: for free boat shuttle call Farm Fresh Supermarket (252-331-1301) for pick-up and return to the docks
Pet Friendly: pets can be walked in a public park immediately adjacent to the dinghy landing described above

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NC/AICW Anchorages, Currituck Sound to Albemarle Sound

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-18-2007

Please note that anchorages below are listed in a rough geographic order, moving north to south

Upper North River Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-17-2007

Upper North River Anchorage
Statute Mile: 52.5
Lat/Lon: 36 18.540 North/075 58.856 West
Location:found on the upper reaches of the North River, abandoned by the Waterway and west of the gap between the ICW’s unlighted daybeacons #129 and #132
Depth: 5-feet, but navigation can be difficult
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Swing Room: Not recommended for vessels larger than 45 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, wide open to easterly winds

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ICW Anchorage North

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-16-2007

ICW Anchorages North
Statute Mile: 54
Lat/Lon: 36 17.404 North/075 58.151 West
Location: found along the ICW’s western and southerly flanks, west, southwest of marker #135
Depth: 6 foot depths
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair to Good, except during times of strong northerly winds

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ICW Anchorage Center

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-16-2007

ICW Anchorage Center
Statute Mile: 54
Lat/Lon: 36 17.279 North/075 57.989 West
Location: found along the ICW’s western and southerly flanks south of marker #137
Depth: 5 to 6 foot depths
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair to Good, except during times of strong northerly winds

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ICW Anchorage South

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-16-2007

ICW Anchorage South
Statute Mile: 54
Lat/Lon: 36 17.172 North/075 57.818 West
Location: found along the AICW’s western and southerly flanks, southeast of flashing daybeacon #138
Depth: 6 foot depths
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair to Good, except during times of strong northerly and northeastelry winds

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North Buck Island Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-15-2007

North Buck Island Anchorage
Statute Mile: 56
Lat/Lon: 36 16.015 North/075 57.355 West
Location: found on the waters lying abutting the northern shores of Buck Island southwest of flashing daybeacon #149
Depth: 5- to 6-feet, but watch out for crab pots and fish traps
Navigation Detail: Click Here For Navigational Detail of this Anchorage
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good to Excellent, except in fresh northern and northeasterly winds

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South Buck Island Anchorage

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-15-2007

Buck Island Anchorages (Group of three)
Statute Mile: 56
Lat/Lon: 36 15.389 North/075 57.252 West
Location: lies south of Buck Island and east, southeast of flashing daybeacon #155)
Depth: 5- to 6-feet, but watch out for crab pots and fish traps
Navigation Detail: Click Here For Navigational Detail of this Anchorage
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, unless winds over 10 knots are blowing from the south

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Buck Island/Goose Pond Anchorage

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-15-2007

Buck Island/Goose Pond Anchorage
Statute Mile: 56
Lat/Lon: 36 15.662 North/075 56.822 West
Location: lies on the southern reaches of the stream feeding from North River to shallow Goose Pond, east of Buck Island
Depth: 5- to 6-feet, but watch out for crab pots and fish traps
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels less than 40 feet in length
Foul Weather Shelter: Good to Excellent, unless strong southern winds are in the offing

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Lutz Creek Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-14-2007

Lutz Creek Anchorage
Statute Mile: 59
Lat/Lon: near 36 14.652 North/075 55.306 West
Location: west of Lutz Creek’s western mouth. This stream makes into the eastern banks of North River east of flashing daybeacon #159
Depth: 6-feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, wide open to southwestern, western and northwester winds

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Broad Creek Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-13-2007

Broad Creek Anchorage (off North River)
Statute Mile: 61
Lat/Lon:: near 36 12.158 North/075 57.729 West
Location: Broad Creek cuts into North River’s western shoreline opposite flashing daybeacon #164
Depth: 5 1/2-feet, but correct identification of this anchorage can be difficult
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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Albemarle Sound Anchorages (off the AICW)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-12-2007

Please note that anchorages listed below for Albemarle Sound are arranged in a east to west geographic order, following the northern shore of the sound from North River to the Chowan River. Subsequently, anchorages are arranged in geographic order moving west to east, following the southern shore of Albemarle Sound from the Roanoke River to the Scuppernong River

Little River/Deep Creek Anchorage (off the AICW, on Little River/Albemarle Sound)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-12-2007

Little River/Deep Creek Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 36 10.854 North/076 16.518 West
Location: lies near the intersection of Deep Creek and Little River; Deep Creek pierces the western shores of Little River, opposite Trueblood Point
Depth: 5 feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, partially open to northern, eastern and northeastern winds

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