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Lake Waccamaw State Park

A view of the lake at Lake Waccamaw State Park
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Construction at the Dam   

This is to let you know that there is construction being done at the Dam. The Dam is still open and accessable, but please be cautious around that area. They are in the process of putting a walking bridge over the Dam.

 Posted on: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:21am
GPS sending you through the Green Swamp.   

It seems that some GPS systems do not give actuate directions to our park. If the directions that the GPS give you advise you to drive though the Green Swamp then there is a possiblity that you will get stuck in the mud. If you are following the GPS directions and it has you turn off on to a dirt road. Stop! Do Not continue. The best directions will keep you on paved roads. See Driving Directions below.

 Posted on: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:45am
Boat Ramp Closed on Bella Coola Road    

Due to the rainy weather the boat ramp located on Bella Coola Road is closed. The boat ramp run by the Wildlife Resource Commission that is located on the other side of the lake is open. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please continue to check the website for updates.

 Posted on: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 3:32pm

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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Nearby Attraction
N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences-Whiteville


Lake Waccamaw State Park

1866 State Park Drive
Lake WaccamawNC 28450
After hours 910-640-0140
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