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Lake Waccamaw State Park Lake Waccamaw

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Lake Waccamaw State Park
1866 State Park Drive
Lake Waccamaw
NC
28450
Tel: 910-646-4748

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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 States - the 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 wonder-the 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.
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    The scenery is exotic and the atmosphere is calm, and the lake is of course unique and lovely. There is Spanish moss hanging from live oaks, white sandy ground, and interesting flora and fauna.

    We camped here one night. It is primitive camping--you must bring water, and there are no shower or sink facilities. There are only a few campsites separated by thick forest, so you see no one else. Campsite #2 has a view of the lake.

    To fish, you need to go out on the lake in a boat. About 25 miles from the lake in the Nature Conservancy's Green Swamp...Read More

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    Great place to go biking. Has some good trails also.

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    Beautiful place, but managed inadequately

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The scenery is exotic and the atmosphere is calm, and the lake is of course unique and lovely. There is Spanish moss hanging from live oaks, white sandy ground, and interesting flora and fauna.

We camped here one night. It is primitive camping--you must bring water, and there are no shower or sink facilities. There are only a few campsites separated by thick forest, so you see no one else. Campsite #2 has a view of the lake.

To fish, you need to go out on the lake in a boat. About 25 miles from the lake in the Nature Conservancy's Green Swamp Preserve where you can hike and see many carnivorous plants.

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