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Construction at the Dam   

There is still construction going on at the Dam. It is getting closer to the completion of the Walking bridge that goes over the Dam. I know we can not wait to be able to utilize the new bridge. We are in the process of clearing more of the area between the Dam and Campsite 4 on the Lakeshore Trail. So once the Walkway is complete everyone will be able to cross over and have access to the park. Unfortunetly Golf carts will not have access to the bridge, it will be for walking only, even bicycles will need to be walked accross the bridge.

 Posted on: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Trails

The diverse habitats of Lake Waccamaw—both on land and along the shoreline—are presented by a trail network that includes access to boardwalks, sun shelters and piers along with great fishing spots. 

 

Boardwalk Trail
Location: A gravel path from the picnic area parking lot winds through the picnic ground and leads to a 700-foot boardwalk
Description:

Hikers can get a closer look at the various plants of the bay forest bordering the lake. The boardwalk ends at a 375-foot pier.

Point of Interest:
Length:
0.10 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
Surface: Gravel, Boardwalk
Boardwalk Trail 2
Location: Located near the visitor's center.
Description:

An accessible boardwalk that traverses the bay forest and is complete with two sun shelters.

Point of Interest:
Length:

One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
Boardwalk Trail 2 at Lake Waccamaw State Park
Surface: Boardwalk
Lakeshore Trail
Location: Begins at the visitor's center and follows the lakeshore to the Waccamaw River
Description:

The trail passes through a variety of ecosystems during its four-mile course. Marked by blue blazes, Lakeshore Trail cuts through a pine forest, past one of the oldest stands of cypress trees in the area, under towering hickory trees, alongside grass beds in the lake that provide cover for a variety of fish species and beside sandy beaches perfect for picnicking or pausing to gaze across the lake.

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One-way
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Loblolly Trail
Location: begins and ends at the visitor's center.
Description:

The trail allows hikers to view the diverse plant life found at Lake Waccamaw State Park. Common plants along this trail include longleaf pines, bay trees and turkey oaks. With a careful eye, hikers can even spot Venus flytraps. Because the flytraps are a rare species, they should not be disturbed.

Point of Interest:
Length:
0.65 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
red
Surface:
New Boardwalk
Location: Between Lake Shore Trail and Pine Woods Trail
Description:

In the beginning, an eagle scout had a vision and after five years long years of hard work and perseverance that vision is a reality. The construction of the boardwalk, with the help of many, was completed in March 2016.

The boardwalk connects Lake Shore Trail to the Pine Woods Trail, making the trail three miles. This trail will give you the best of both worlds, with a little of the woods mixed in with the lake shore. We hope you make time to take a stroll on the boardwalk.

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Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
New Boardwalk at Lake Waccamaw
Surface: Boardwalk
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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