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Lake Shore Trail is Open!   

We have cleared the path from the campsites to the Dam and our new pedestrian walkway. Our only suggestion is that you wear appropriate shoes. Since we have had a huge amount of rain recently you might find some wet areas that you will need to walk through.

 Posted on: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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 five hike-in group sites (one of which is a yurt tent), 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

 

 

Latest Park News:

New pedestrian bridge over Waccamaw Dam now open

 A pedestrian bridge over 300 feet long that crosses the dam at Lake Waccamaw is now complete. An accessible fishing platform is part of the new bridge.

The bridge will enable hikers and cyclists to access the Lake Shore Trail from the southwest end of the park and allow visitors to travel around the whole lake for a 14-mile trip. Currently, there is a 1.8-mile section where bicyclists must walk their bikes.

We hope to provide a path that will allow bicycles traverse the entire trail in the future.

 

Contact:

Lake Waccamaw State Park

1866 State Park Drive
Lake WaccamawNC 28450
Phone910-646-4748
After hours 910-640-0140
lake.waccamaw@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 34.278985
Longitude: -78.465480

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November: 7am - 8pm
Closed Christmas Day

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