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A view of the lake at Lake Waccamaw State Park
Directions

Lake Waccamaw State Park is located in Columbus County, 38 miles west of Wilmington and 12 miles east of Whiteville.

Please note: Some GPS systems do not provide accurate directions to the park. If your GPS directs you to drive through the Green Swamp, then there is a possibility that you will get stuck in the mud! If your GPS instructs you to turn onto a dirt road — STOP! Do not continue. The best route will keep you on paved roads.

Click here to download the accurate directions (listed below) to the park.

FROM WILMINGTON 
From the Cape Fear Historic Byway, take U.S. 76 West (Wooster Street).
Continue on U.S. 74 West/U.S. 76 West toward Lumberton/Whiteville for 34 miles.
When you reach Waccamaw, turn left onto Fire Tower Road/Old Lake Road (State Road 1740).
After half a mile, turn left onto Sam Potts Highway (N.C. 214).
After about 1 mile, turn right onto Jefferson Road. This road will turn into Bartram Lane after 1.1 miles.
Turn left onto Bella Coola Road and travel 2.6 miles.
Turn left onto State Park Drive to arrive at the park.

FROM WHITEVILLE
Take U.S. 76 East/U.S. 74 East toward Wilmington for about 12 miles.
When you reach Waccamaw, turn right onto Fire Tower Road/Old Lake Road (State Road 1740).
After half a mile, turn left onto Sam Potts Highway (N.C. 214).
After about 1 mile, turn right onto Jefferson Road. This road will turn into Bartram Lane after 1.1 miles.
Turn left onto Bella Coola Road and travel 2.6 miles.
Turn left onto State Park Drive to arrive at the park.

 

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


1866 State Park Drive
Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450

910-646-4748
lake.waccamaw@ncparks.gov

After hours: 910-640-0140

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 34.278985, -78.46548

 

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