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8 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

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Δ Elevation (FT)


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Lake Waccamaw Lakeshore Trail

North Carolina

  • Lake Waccamaw State Park near Wilmington North Carolina.

Activities & Features


Lakeshore Trail is a moderate hike in Lake Waccamaw State Park near Wilmington, North Carolina. This trail is kid friendly and dog friendly, so long as your furry kids are on leash. The park says this hike is "the longest trail in the park, Lakeshore Trail begins at the visitor's center and follows the lakeshore to the Waccamaw River. The trail passes through a variety of ecosystems during its four-mile course. Marked by blue blazes, Lakeshore Trail cuts through a pine forest, past one of the oldest stands of cypress trees in the area, under towering hickory trees, alongside grass beds in the lake that provide cover for a variety of fish species and beside sandy beaches perfect for picnicking or pausing to gaze across the lake." There is camping available in Lake Waccamaw State Park.

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Entrance Free, Camping Fees
Contact: Lake Waccamaw State Park 1866 State Park Drive, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450

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