The Mattamuskeet Lodge was originally used as a pumping station to drain the Lake Mattamuskeet to create fertile farmland for Hyde County, NC. In 1935 it was converted to a lodge by the Civilian Conservation Corps and it operated as a lodge until 1975. In 1980, the Lodge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Barnhill Contracting Company completed Phases I and II of the project which included complete demolition of the facility and structural repair. The project is currently awaiting financing for Phase III which will include the interior renovations. The Lodge features a 118-foot observation tower converted from a smokestack during the Lodge’s initial construction in 1937.