Lake Waccamaw has a population of 1468 (2010 Census) within its town limits.

Lake Waccamaw is governed by a Mayor and Town Board.  A town manager is appointed by the Town Board and serves at its pleasure.

Lake Waccamaw provides fire, rescue, and police protection, as well as water, sewer, and sanitation services. Time Warner provides cable TV service to Lake Waccamaw and the surrounding area.

Health Partners offers a variety of medcial services from minor illness to more advanced medicine. Extended care services are proviced by Lake Point Assisted Living and Waccamaw Village.

Existing industry consists of Council Tool Company and Top Tobacco Company.  There are also a variety of eating establishments, a pharmacy, and shopping stores located in a strip mall in the central portion of Town.

There are numerous churches within the area.

State Park
Current facilities include a picnic area with tables and grills, a pier, hiking trails, bathroom facilities, phone service and a new visitor’s center.

Cultural Resources
Housed in the circa 1900 former Atlantic Coast Line depot is the Lake Waccamaw Depot Museum. Call (910) 646-3700 for Information to attend activities which deal with nature, wildlife, local history, art, storytelling, and canoe outings. The museum collections include historic photographs, diaries, historical departments, and natural history specimens of the lake and surrounding environments. The Rube McCray Memorial Library offers excellent facilities and learning resources as well.

Other Points of Interest
Campgrounds, Bed & Breakfast, Sailing Club, and Boys & Girls Home of NC.