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In order to keep our citizens informed of public notifications, we are offering an automated calling system that will alert participants by phone, text or email.  This system will be utilized for emergency alerts as well as events that may be of importance to all.  By submitting the form below you will be placed on the call list immediately.  We hope this will benefit the citizens and guest of Lake Waccamaw.


Leaf and Limb debris should be placed in a separate pile as done in the past.

Storm damage items such as carpet, carpet padding, sheet rock, construction materials, manufactured wood, cut wood such as pier and dock debris should be placed in a separate pile.

White goods such as refrigerators, freezers, washing machines and the like are the homeowners’ responsibility to be moved to the county landfill or one of it’s drop areas.

On what would have been his 100 Birthday, John A. McNeill was honored with the naming of the The Bohemian Girl Scenic Bridge. (Named after Sam Potts’ tour boat on Lake Waccamaw in 1905)

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The Town of Lake Waccamaw is….

a small southern community located on the shores of the largest natural fresh water lake in North Carolina.

The Town

Established 1911.

The Town

Area – 3.5 square miles
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Columbus
Elevation 59 ft (18 m)

The People

Friendly and Warm

The People

Population – 1484
Males: 700 (47.2%)
Females: 784 (52.8%)
Median resident age: 50.4 years

The Lake

A Natural Prehistoric Lake

The Lake

Lake Waccamaw, located in southeastern North Carolina. There is fourteen miles of shoreline and covers nine thousand acres.

The Wildlife

Abundant Wildlife


The Lake wildlife has Fish, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians and more!

A traveler in 1733, upon seeing Lake Waccamaw, stated ,  “This is the pleasantest place that I ever saw in my life”.

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