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Roanoke River

Roanoke River

The Roanoke River flows southeast in a zigzag course bordering Martin County through the Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge and then briefly turns north as it enters Batchelor Bay on the western end Albemarle Sound.

In 1657, it was known as “Morattico River”; in 1671 it was documented as “Noratake River.” Edward Moseley wrote the name “Roanoke River” on a map he created in 1733. It was home to many Native Americans and has subsequently played a significant role in American History.

The largest intact and least-disturbed bottomland hardwood forest ecosystem remaining in the mid-Atlantic Region is in the Roanoke River’s floodplain. Alluvial forests, tracts of bald cypress and water tupelo swamp forest hug the banks of the river.

The Roanoke River is home to a wide assortment of plants and wildlife, including more than 250 bird species.

For more information about the Roanoke River, please contact Roanoke River Partners.

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Moratoc Park

On the Roanoke River in Williamston, the park offers picnic facilities and fishing pier. Open year-round. Banquet facility features three sided view of the Roanoke River from rustic interior with beautiful stone fireplace. Includes full kitches. Old, one room schoolhouse building, log tobacco barn and merchantile store sits on site.
Call 252-789-4300
102 River Road, off Main Street, Williamston
Meetings & Groups Info
One large room: 3,729 sq. ft.
250 Max. Seating Capacity
Full restaurant-style kitchen
Pier, dock and large deck overlooking river
Catering available
Contact: Marion Thompson
Phone: 252-789-4300