1866 State Park Drive
Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
After hours: 910-640-0140
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
8am - 5pm daily
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 one campsite, 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.
⇒ ALERT: GPS ISSUE
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.