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Albemarle Sound Anchorages (off the AICW)

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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)

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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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Sutton Creek/Perquimans River Anchorage (off the AICW, on Perquimans River/Albemarle Sound)

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Sutton Creek/Perquimans River Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 36 10.186 North/076 23.546 West
Location: Sutton Creek cuts into the northeastern banks of the Perquimans River, northwest of charted White Hat Landing
Depth: 4 to 5 feet (be SURE to follow link to “Navigation Detail” below in order to maintain these depths
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, but open to strong southerly winds

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Raccoon Creek/Perquimans River Anchorage (off the AICW, on Perquimans River/Albemarle Sound)

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Racoon Creek/Perquimans River Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 36 11.308 North/076 27.639 West
Location: anchorage lies on the northern waters of Raccoon Creek, west of Crows Point and east of Hertford – Your vessel must be able to clear a 33-foot fixed bridge to access this anchorage
Depth: 5 feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair to poor, open to northern, northeastern and northwestern winds

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Hertford/Perquimans River Downstream Anchorage (off the AICW, on Perquimans River/Albemarle Sound)

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Hertford/Perquimans River Downstream Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 36 11.758 North/076 28.154 West
Location: on the southerly section of the long, straight stretch of water, north of the Perquiman’s first charted turn to the north, upstream of the swing bridge – Your vessel must be able to clear a 33-foot fixed bridge to access this anchorage
Depth: 7 feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Very good; only unusually strong northern winds will give any sort of problem
Dinghy Dock Access: dinghies can be landed at a landscaped park and set of launching ramps on the river’s southerly banks, south of the 7-foot swing bridge
Nearby Provisioning: One Stop Grille (126 Grubb Street, 252-426-5081) is found within walking distance of the launch ramps/riverside part. This establishment is what might be accurately described as an “enhanced convenience store.” There’s plenty in the way of drinks and snacks, but don’t look for fresh produce or meats.
Pet Friendly: pets can be taken ashore at the landscaped park and set of launching ramps on the river’s southerly banks, south of the 7-foot swing bridge

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Hertford/Perquimans River Upstream Anchorage (off the AICW, on Perquimans River/Albemarle Sound)

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Hertford/Perquimans River Upstream Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 36 12.219 North/076 27.989 West
Location: on the southerly section of the long, straight stretch of water, north of the Perquiman’s first charted turn to the north, upstream of the swing bridge – Your vessel must be able to clear a 33-foot fixed bridge to access this anchorage
Minimum Depth: 7 feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for a 40-footer
Foul Weather Shelter: a good foul weather hidey-hole
Dinghy Dock Access: dinghies can be landed at a landscaped park and set of launching ramps on the river’s southerly banks, south of the 7-foot swing bridge
Nearby Provisioning: One Stop Grille (126 Grubb Street, 252-426-5081) is found within walking distance of the launch ramps/riverside part. This establishment is what might be accurately described as an “enhanced convenience store.” There’s plenty in the way of drinks and snacks, but don’t look for fresh produce or meats.
Pet Friendly: pets can be taken ashore at the landscaped park and set of launching ramps on the river’s southerly banks, south of the 7-foot swing bridge

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

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Yeopim Creek/Yeopim River Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 36 05.564 North/076 25.080 West
Location: lies north of Abemarle Plantation Marina, and south of the twin, charted 4-foot soundings
Depth: 4 1/2 feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Very good, unless strong southern winds are the offing

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Middleton Creek/Yeopim River Anchorage (off the AICW, on Yeopim River/Albemarle Sound)

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Middleton Creek/Yeopim River Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 36 05.101 North/076 29.435 West
Location: found on the waters of Middleton Creek just north of a split in this stream’ Middleton Creek flows generally south from the western tip of Yeopim River
Minimum Depth: 5 feet if and only if you can keep to the unmarked channel
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent, a wonderful foul weather hidey hole

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Pembroke Creek/Edenton Downstream Anchorage (off the AICW, on Albemarle Sound)

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Pembroke Creek/Edenton Downstream Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 36 03.436 North/076 37.139 West
Location: on the waters of Pembroke Creek west and north of marker #4
Depth: 4 1/2 feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, but somewhat open to eastern winds
Dinghy Dock Access: Dinks can be moored in the breakwater enclosed Edenton City Marina Docks at a set of public launching ramps.
Nearby Provisioning: Edenton’s downtown/historic district lies within easy walking distance of the dinghy landing specified above. Unfortunately, neither a grocery nor convenience store is found within walking distance.
Pet Friendly: pets can be landed and walked in a public park immediately behind the launching ramps detailed above

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Salmon Creek/Chowan River Anchorage (off the AICW, on Chowan River/Albemarle Sound)

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Salmon Creek/Chowan River Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 36 00.454 North/076 42.105 West
Location: Salmon Creek lies well southwest of Chowan River’s marker #CR; be sure to anchor east and northeast of Salmon Creek’s second south-side entrance point
Depth: 6 feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 42 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, wide open to northern and northeasterly winds

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Keel Creek/Chowan River Anchorage (off the AICW, on Chowan River/Albemarle Sound)

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Alligator River/Deep Point Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 36 14.432 North/076 43.795 West
Location: Keel Creek lies north, northwest of Chowan River’s marker #7
Depth: 5 feet (but entrance to Keel Creek is surrounded by numerous snags and stakes)
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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Holiday Island/Chowan River Anchorage (off the AICW, on Chowan River/Albemarle Sound)

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Holiday Island/Chowan River Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 36 17.313 North/076 40.842 West
Location: anchorage lies east of Holiday Island, north of Chowan River’s marker #12
Depth: 10 feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 55 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, but wide open to southern, northern and northwestern winds
Dinghy Dock Access: there is a raised platform camping area on Holiday Island, which has a small dock along the isle’s easterly banks. IF UNOCCUPIED, cruisers may be able to land a dinghy here briefly
Pet Friendly: IF UNOCCUPIED pets can be walked on the Holiday Island raised camping site, but do NOT allow your pet to leave the raised platform

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Bennetts Creek/Chowan River Anchorage (off the AICW, on Chowan River/Albemarle Sound)

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Bennetts Creek/Chowan River Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 36 19.125 North/076 42.359 West
Location: Bennetts Creek lies north of Chowan River marker #13
Depth: 6 feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent, about as good as it gets

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Island/Roanoke River Anchorage (off the AICW, on Roanoke River/Albemarle Sound)

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Island/Roanoke River Anchorage
Statute Mile: 102
Lat/Lon: 35 52.095 North/076 46.883 West
Location: anchorage will be discovered on the channel which passes north of the island that bisects Roanoke River, upstream of Plymouth
Depth: 6 feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 34 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Very good
Dinghy Dock Access: a long dinghy ride first to the east and then northeast on Roanoke River can bring you to a set of shallow, public docks behind the Port O’ Plymouth Museum (at the northern end of the town waterfront). Here you can tie up your dinghy and easily walk to the downtown historic/business district. You can dine at the Garden Spot Cafe (124 W. Water St., 252) 793-3600) and take a historic walking tour
Nearby Provisioning: Unfortunately, for real provisioning, you will have to hike a mile to the south, to Highway 64, where you will find super markets and drug stores
Pet Friendly:pets can be walked in a public park behind the dinghy docks described above

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Middle River/Roanoke River Anchorage (off the AICW, on Chowan River/Albemarle Sound)

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Middle River/Roanoke River Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 53.492 North/076 45.171 West
Location: lies on the centerline of Middle River, southwest of the small, charted island which bisects this stream
Depth: 7 feet – to access this anchorage your vessel must be able to clear a 16-foot fixed bridge
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent shelter from foul weather

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Cove/Scuppernong River Anchorage (off the AICW, on Scuppernong River/Albemarle Sound)

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Cove/Scuppernong River Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 55.647 North/076 18.579 West
Location: on the interior waters of the large cove indenting the southwestern banks of Scuppernong River, between markers #3 and #4
Depth: 6 feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, but somewhat open to fresh northern and northeastern winds

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Unnamed Point/Scuppernong River Anchorage (off the AICW, on Scuppernong River/Albemarle Sound)

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Point/Scuppernong River Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 55.794 North/076 17.745 West
Location: on the waters west of the point of land, west of marker #4
Depth: 7 feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 60 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, but somewhat open to western winds, and wide open to fresh northwesterly breezes

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Eastern Shore/Scuppernong River Anchorage (off the AICW, on Scuppernong River/Albemarle Sound)

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Eastern Shore/Scuppernong River Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 55.642 North/076 16.701 West
Location: some 100 yards off the Scuppernong River’s eastern banks, northeast of marker #5
Depth: 5 to 6 feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 60 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, except open to western and particularly northwestern winds

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South Shore/Scuppernong River Anchorage (off the AICW, on Scuppernong River/Albemarle Sound)

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South Shore/Scuppernong River Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 55.190 North/076 16.859 West
Location: anchorage will be found southwest of marker #7, and west of the entrance to Cypress Cove Marina
Depth: 5 feet, if and only if you anchor well north and northwest of the cove’s southern banks
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Very good, though particularly strong northern winds might be a problem
Dinghy Dock Access: dinghies can be landed at a public launching ramp complex on the upstream end of a man-made canal, making into the river’s southern banks, south of #7. This stream also provides access to Cypress Cove Marina. To access the launching ramps, bypass the entrance to the marina dockage basin, which will open out east of the canal. Continue straight ahead to the ramps.
Nearby Provisioning: deli/small convenience store within walking distance on Highway 64, several blocks to the south and west
Pet Friendly: pets can be walked around the public launching craft area, described above

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Upstream Scuppernong River Anchorage (off the AICW, on Scuppernong River/Albemarle Sound)

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Upstream Scuppernong River Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 55.445 North/076 15.632 West
Location: lies northeast of marker #10
Depth: 8 feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 48 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, but wide open to northwesterly winds
Dinghy Dock Access: cruisers can land their dinghies at the Columbia City docks, guarding the stream’s eastern banks, just short of the charted, fixed bridge.
Nearby Provisioning: the downtown business district, with several restaurants and a locally produced wine shop are within easy walking distance of the town docks. It is a 4 block walk to the nearest convenience store, and a very long walk to local Food Lion supermarket lying east of downtown Columbia on Highway 64
Pet Friendly: pets can be taken ashore at a small, public park just behind the town docks described above

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