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Pamlico River Anchorages (off the AICW)

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Please Note That Pamlico River Anchorages Below Are Listed in Rough Geographic Format, Moving East to West

Bond Creek/South Creek Anchorage (6.4 Nautical Miles off the AICW, on Pamlico River)

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Bond Creek/South Creek Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 20.471 North/076 41.748 West
Location: anchorage is located southwest of South Creek’s marker #3; South Creek breaks off from Pamlico River east of Indian Island
Minimum Depth: 6 feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, but open to northern and northeasterly winds

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South Creek Anchorage (9 Nautical Miles off the AICW on Pamlico River)

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South Creek Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 20.445 North/076 44.105 West
Location: lies southwest of South Creek’s marker #9; South Creek pierces the southern shore of Pamlico River east of Indian Island
Minimum Depth: 7 feet
Special Note: be sure to anchor well north of the charted, submerged pilings
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 55 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair to good, but open to northeastern, northern and northwestern winds

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East Fork Anchorage (7.7 Nautical Miles off the AICW, on Pamlico River)

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East Fork Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 25.448 North/076 39.597 West
Location: anchorage lies northeast of marker #4; East Fort guards the northern shores of Pamlico River west of Pungo River
Minimum Depth: 5 feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, but somewhat open to fresh northeasterly breezes

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North Creek – East Fork Anchorage (7.7 Nautical Miles off the AICW on Pamlico River)

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North Creek – East Fork Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 25.537 North/076 39.956 West
Location: northwest of East Fork’s marker #4; East Fork cuts into the northern shores of Pamlico River, east of Pungo River
Minimum Depth: 4 to 4 1/2 feet
Special Note: Do not attempt to use this anchorage if your vessel draws more than 3 feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Very good, but wide open to southern winds

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Northern Durham Creek Anchorage (14 Nautical Miles off the AICW, on Pamlico River)

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Northern Durham Creek Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 23.451 North/076 49.104 West
Location: anchorage lies south of Garrison Point, directly between the two charted, but unnamed points of land to the east and west; Durham Creek is found southwest of Pamlico River’s marker #4
Minimum Depth: 6 feet (SEE SPECIAL NOTE BELOW)
Special Note: Durham Creek has a very difficult, mostly unmarked entrance – Use of a GPS chartplotter is MANDATORY to safely enter and leave this stream
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, except wide open to northern winds

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Southern Durham Creek Anchorage (14 Nautical Miles off the AICW, on Pamlico River)

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Southern Durham Creek Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 23.174 North/076 49.096 West
Location: anchorage lies north of Horse Point; Durham Creek is found southwest of Pamlico River’s marker #4
Minimum Depth: 6 feet (SEE SPECIAL NOTE BELOW)
Special Note: Durham Creek has a very difficult, mostly unmarked entrance – Use of a GPS chartplotter is MANDATORY to safely enter and leave this stream
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, except wide open to northern winds

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Back Creek – Bath Creek Anchorage (16 Nautical Miles off the AICW, on Pamlico River)

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Back Creek – Bath Creek Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 28.056 North/076 48.608 West
Location: on the centerline of Back Creek, east of Bath Creek’s marker #3; Bath Creek breaks Pamlico River’s northern shore north, northeast of marker #5
Minimum Depth: 6 feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Very good, only strong western and northwestern winds might be a problem

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Bath Creek Anchorage (16.2 Nautical Miles off the AICW, on Pamlico River)

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Bath Creek Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 28.478 North/076 49.030 West
Location: on the centerline of Bath Creek, north of marker #4 and south of the the fixed, 13-foot Bath Creek Bridge
Minimum Depth: 7 feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, but wide open to southern, and, to a slightly less extent, northern winds

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Blounts Bay Anchorage (21.6 Nautical Miles off the AICW, on Pamlico River)

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Blounts Bay Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 26.355 North/076 57.857 West
Location: lies north of marker #2
Minimum Depth: 6 to 7 feet
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: Poor, fair weather anchorage only, particularly open to northern and northeastern winds

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Blounts Creek Anchorage (21.8 Nautical Miles off the AICW, on Pamlico River)

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Blounts Creek Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 26.038 North/076 58.261 West
Location: south of Blounts Bay and marker #2, and north of the charted 15 foot fixed bridge
Minimum Depth: 8 feet (see special note below)
Special Note: the entrance to Blounts Creek from Blounts Bay is extremely tricky and inadequately marked. The use of a GPS chartplotter is mandatory, and, even then it’s possible to find the bottom. This anchorage should only be entered by adventurous skippers piloting craft that draw 4 feet or less
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Superb, as good as it gets

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Washington Waterfront Anchorage (28.5 Nautical Miles off the AICW, on Pamlico River)

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Washington Waterfront Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 32.407 North/077 03.396 West
Location: anchorage lies southwest of the Washington City Docks, between the railway and Highway 17 bridges
Minimum Depth: 5 to 6 feet
Special Note: the city of Washington, NC is developing a mooring field on the waters southwest of this anchorage; when complete, it is likely that this anchorage will be displaced
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 48 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, but open to southeastern and northwesterly winds

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