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Little Alligator River Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-11-2007

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
Navigation Detail: Click Here For Navigational Detail of this Anchorage
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Very good

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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (4)

Spent a night here in Oct. 2013. We had a NE wind about 15 knts. so we went all the way in just around Rocky pt. and anchored in 7 ft. of water. Had no problems. Two other boats spent the night with us. Did have lots of crab pots at the mouth. Just follow your chart plotter and the depths will match whats on the chart. At least my did. All in all I would rate this as a good anchorage.
Danny Styons

The Little Alligator River anchorage is an excellent spot to wait out weather for either crossing the Albemarle Sound or heading south on the Alligator River. Either of these can be very unpleasant if the winds are high and from the wrong direction. Turn east into the Little Alligator anywhere between red “10″ to green “11″ and you will find 10 or more feet of water at the entrance. One other thing that requires caution is the number of floats around the entrance and in the river itself. Although there are quite a few, there is also plenty of space to pass between the floats, but vigilance is required. Once inside the Little Alligator River, the floats disappear. We aren’t sure why this is, but we have seen this in several rivers in North Carolina.
We found the depths in the river to be about two feet deeper than charted. Keep in mind that winds can affect the depths in the Alligator River and all connecting waters. The depths we found may be the norm, but may not be what other boaters find. Using the chartplotter, follow the deeper water behind Sandy Point or the wider and deeper water past Mill Point if winds are out of the east. Wind protection from any direction can be found for boats of almost any draft under seven feet. Pull in towards the shore, based on protection needed and as far in as draft will allow. There are visible stumps in some areas and the remains of an old wreck to the south between the entrance and Mill Point. Continuing in the river past Mill Point is a wide, deeper basin south of Rock Point that gives all around protection.
Because there is the possibility of stumps and snags on the bottom all along the rivers of this area, a trip line on the anchor might be a good idea. This will be helpful to pull the anchor out in reverse if it becomes seriously snagged. Be sure the trip line is strong enough to take the strain of pulling the anchor loose and long enough to get it up on deck and attach it to the windlass or a winch. We found this to be an excellent anchorage and sat out several storms in complete comfort and security.
Chuck Baier and Susan Landry,
Trawler Beach House

I have a Pearson 424 that draws 5′ 8″. I use this spot almost every year with no problems. I do go slow entering but find plenty of space once in.
Bill Bartlett
S/V Memento Mori

Spent the night on the hook in Little Alligator River, behind Sandy Point (St M 81). Anchorage; easy to get in, plenty of water and all to ourselves, but wind switched hard out of NE in early AM and got messy in there. Our fault for not heeding forecasted front.
John Thayer
M/V Anna Suzanne

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