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Lake Waccamaw State Park
1866 State Park Drive
Lake Waccamaw, NC 28540
(910) 646-4748
lake.waccamaw@ncmail.net
Park Description
The cool, tea-colored waters at first appear similar to other lakes in the area, but Lake Waccamaw is one of the most unique bodies of water in the world. You will find here species of animals found nowhere else on the planet, rare plants and endangered animals.

At Lake Waccamaw, you can view one of the greatest geological mysteries of the eastern United Statesthe phenomenon of Carolina bays. Limestone bluffs along the north shore neutralize Lake Waccamaw's water, making the lake different from any other Carolina Bay. Nearby, you can catch a glimpse of a botanical wonderthe Green Swamp.

From its sandy shorelines to its tree-lined natural areas, Lake Waccamaw offers peaceful surroundings, an intriguing natural history and fun in the sun.

Park hours November-February, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. March and October, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. April, May, September, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. June-August, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Christmas Day

Park office hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily Closed state holidays

Fees: Fee structure not known
No Metro Region listed. Park Management: State

Camping: Tents   Fishing   Nature Reserve   Open Space   Pond/Stream/Lake   Scenic Views   Swimming-Nature   Restrooms   Picnic Tables   Shelter/Pavillion   Water Fountain   Parking   Benches   BBQ Grill   

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