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A view of the lake at Lake Waccamaw State Park
Current status of park facilities   

Trails, restrooms, and boat ramps are open. The visitor center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the visitor center.

The swimming pier is closed.

Campsites are open. Reservations must be made in advance through the reservations website or by calling 1-877-722-6762.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of September 11, we are following the new guidelines under phase 2.5.

 Last updated on: Friday, September 11, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Lake Waccamaw State Park


Contact the park
 

910-646-4748

lake.waccamaw@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Visitor center

1866 State Park Drive
Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450

GPS: 34.2790, -78.4654
 

Hours
 

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  • December to February:
    7:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • November:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Open daily:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

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.
 


Reservations
 

Find and book a campsite or facility online

Or make your reservation at 1-877-722-6762
 


Notices and alerts
 

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 and do not continue. The best route will keep you on paved roads.

Download and print accurate directions to the park »

 


Current weather

 

28450 Lake Waccamaw, NC