The Tar-Pamlico River Basin

By Eric McMillian

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Information

  • Total miles of streams and rivers: 2,521
  • Total acres of lakes: 3,976
  • Total acres of estuary: 663,593
  • Counties within basin: 18
  • Size: 6,148 square miles
  • Population: 472, 629

Species found in basin

  • Ducks
  • Mussels
  • Woodpecker
  • Manatees
  • Alligator
  • Sea Turtle
  • Falcons
  • Eagles
  • Tern
  • Plover
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Interesting Fact

The Pamlico Sound is the largest body of water behind barrier islands in the WORLD. It covers more than 2,000 square miles

Places to visit


  • Goose Creek State Park
  • Joy LaRue Joyner Park
  • Medoc Mountain State Park
  • North Carolina Estuarium
  • River Park North
  • Stewart Parkway and many more on www.eenorthcarolina.org/