Saturday August 27, 2016  6:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Be on the outlook for Bikers and Runners and Walkers anytime after 11 AM. Watch out for swimmers on the West side of the Lake from Dales to the Dam early in the morning.

The Town of Lake Waccamaw is….

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

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Take the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan Survey

2015 Water Quality Report


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 – 1469
Males: 692 (47.2%)
Females: 777 (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

Most Abundant Wildlife


The Lake wildlife has Fish, Mammels, 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”.