Lake Waccamaw State Park, North Carolina

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#130 of 161 in Nature in North Carolina
Lake Waccamaw State Park is a North Carolina state park in Columbus County, North Carolina, in the United States. Located near the town of Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina, it covers 2,201acre along the shores of Lake Waccamaw, a Carolina bay. Lake Waccamaw State Park is located in North Carolina's Coastal Plain.
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Lake Waccamaw State Park Reviews
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  • We stopped by here as a detour and were not disappointed. The park welcome centre is so clean and they are really friendly in there. Easy parking with quick access to the lake and some benches if you'...  more »
  • What a great place. Well kept and very clean. Perfect spot for a picnic and get in touch with nature.  more »
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  • While a nice park, this one just hasn't lived up to all of the other NC State Parks I've visited. Maybe I'm missing something, but the long dock--while mostly stable--is in desperate need of repairs, and the trails aren't marked as well as I'd like. That said, wildlife was abundant and visible, and the water was super shallow and crystal clear. The location was perfectly chosen, but this park needs some more funding and some TLC before I can make the long drive back.
  • The visitors center is nicely kept up. The roads are smooth and clear, small roads, drive slow. Take towels and extra clothes, as there is access to the lake from a pier. The water is very shallow for a long distance, so little ones can splash till their heart's content. The park does have alligators in the water, but they mainly stay away from people, in the banks of the lake. This will be a repeat experience for our crowd, and we'll invite friends too!!!

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