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Wonderfully Wild.

Nestled in the heart of North Carolina's coastal plain, Lake Waccamaw is one of the state's best kept secrets. With over 9,000 acres of fresh water to kayak, canoe, swim, fish, powerboat, SUP, sail and ski and over 2,300 acres of state park land to camp, hike, bike and explore there's no shortage of fun.

Stroll the The Bohemian Girl Scenic Bridge at the Lake Waccamaw Dam. Test your endurance on the Lake Waccamaw State Park's seven miles of hiking trail. While you're there check out their visitor center's interactive exhibits and education programs. Head to Elizabeth Brinkley Park to tighten your tennis game, walk a few laps or hit the playground. Join the Waccamaw Sailing Club for races, regattas and socials.

Visit the Lake Waccamaw Depot, a historic train station built in 1900 by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Featured by Our State Magazine, the former train depot boast artifacts that date from the Neolithic era to the Civil War to present-day lake life. Climb aboard its' famous red caboose, peruse the exhibits and wonder around the uniquely curated gift shop. Celebrate spring with the annual Women's Club Lunch on the Lawn.

In mid March don't miss the Cape Fear Heritage Association Southern Farm Days festival at the Boys & Girls Home of NC Exhibition Center. Celebrate the 4th of July with our annual fireworks celebration. Labor Day weekend participate in the Take the Lake fitness challenge. Run, walk, swim, bike and paddle the lake during this three day event. Looking for something fun for the kids to do this summer? Send them to one of our nationally recognized summer camps Ambassador Camp or Anchorage Christian Camp.

Come explore all that Lake Waccamaw has to offer and see why we're wonderfully wild.

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