State: North Carolina
Address 1: 1866 State Park Drive
City: Lake Waccamaw
Open all Year: Yes
Full Hook: YesThe 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. The adventuresome camper will find plenty to enjoy at Lake Waccamaw’s four primitive group camping areas nestled beneath the trees. Picnic tables, fire circles and pit toilets are located nearby. All supplies, including drinking water, must be packed to the sites. Boating: is a popular pastime at Lake Waccamaw. There is no boat access in the park, but two free public boat launch areas are available nearby. Fifty-two species of game and non-game fish swim in Lake Waccamaw. The WRC stocks the lake with largemouth bass, bluegill, shellcracker and redbreast sunfish.