Ocracoke Island Silver Lake

Ocracoke, North Carolina 27960

Ocracoke Island Silver Lake

Ocracoke Island: Silver Lake Professional Review and Guide

"Originally known as Cockle Creek, Silver Lake Harbor was established in 1931. The creek was dredged and a harbor and marina were constructed. This dredging made it possible for large vessels to come into dock, and Ocracoke Village grew into a fishing village.

Ocracoke is unlike any other island on the North Carolina coast. Even though it is a bustling tourist haven, it seems to still exist in another time. The small size, the scarcity of private property, and the limited freshwater help to limit development of the island. The best way to explore Ocracoke is slowly, on island time. Don’t hurry. Savor the little things and you will be able to really appreciate this jewel."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4 hours to all day
Year-round, weather permitting
USGS: NC00540 Ocracoke and NC0586 Portsmouth
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Jul 2018