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Lake Waccamaw State Park

A view of the lake at Lake Waccamaw State Park
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Portion of Lakeshore Trail Closed
Posted on:  Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 9:08am    

The section of Lakeshore Trail from the Picnic Area/Pier to the Waccamaw River Dam is closed due to recent flooding. Lakeshore Trail is open only from the Visitor Center to the Picnic Area/Pier. Conditions will be reevaluated when water subsides.

Lake Waccamaw State Park

A visit to Lake Waccamaw State Park unveils one of the most unique bodies of water in the world and one of the greatest geological mysteries—the phenomenon of Carolina Bays with species of aquatic life found nowhere else. A 700-foot boardwalk reaching into the shallow, tea-colored water accommodates wildlife viewing and fishing, and more than seven miles of trails allow hikers to explore multiple ecosystems and rare plants. Fifty-two species of game and non-game fish are at home in Lake Waccamaw. Camping is primitive at four hike-in group sites, and a boat ramp allows lake access for paddlers and small boats. A visitor center with exhibit hall and free interpretive programs explore the region’s diverse natural and cultural history.

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Lake Waccamaw State Park

1866 State Park Drive
Lake WaccamawNC 28450
Latitude: 34.278985
Longitude: -78.465480

Park Hours:

December, January, and February: 7am - 7pm
March, April, and October: 7am - 9pm
May, June, July, August., and September: 7am - 10pm
November: 7am - 8pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
8am - 5pm daily
Closed state holidays