Corona Virus Information


Corona Virus Hot Line 866-462-3821



Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we wanted to advise you that the Town Hall has been temporarily closed to everyone except Town employees. The town staff is working usual office hours, but please understand that this action has been taken to protect and care for those who work with us, our customers, and the public.

We are requesting that you place payments in the drop box at the end of the driveway. The drop box is an elevated gray box situated next to the street and facing Flemington Drive. Also, if you have questions or need service, please don’t hesitate to call us at 910-646-3700. Thank you.

Gordon Hargrove
Town Manager


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.

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”.


2017-2022 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan