The Forgotten Lodge And Tower That Sits Empty On The Largest Natural Lake In North Carolina
North Carolina’s Lake Mattamuskeet, the largest natural lake in the state, is home to a wildly historic building that was built in 1911 and became the world’s largest pumping station. (More on that below.) After the closing of the pump station, the structure was converted into a bit of an elite hunting lodge that now sits empty, awaiting a metamorphosis. In the meantime, the structure is hauntingly beautiful – and worthy of a visit, if only to see the sheer size and marvel at the exterior.
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The history of Lake Mattamuskeet, the pumphouse, and Mattamuskeet Lodge is as fascinating as is the exterior of this haunting old building with a tower that resembles a lighthouse. Have you seen it in person?
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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