The best camping near Lake Waccamaw State Park

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Green Acres Private Campground

8 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Primitive Tent and Boondock Camping NO Electrical or Water HOOKUPS Portable Pottie Available To Rent. Primitive Tent and Boondock Camping NO ELECTRICAL OR WATER HOOKUPS Portable Pottie Available To Rent. Primitive Tent and Boondock Camping NO HOOKUPS Portable Pottie Available To Rent Located minutes from Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach and Calabash! Located Between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach! Minutes away from Beaches, Attractions, Shops and Dining! Private and secluded grass-covered fields perfect for Boondocking and Tent Camping. Each site has a Picnic Table, Umbrella, Firepit and Complementary Citronella Oil Lamp. Pets are welcome! 5 gal Camp Showers available to Rent. Trash Bins available at Fence. Communal BBQ Grills. (Charcoal Not Included) Portable Pottie Available To Rent. Goods and Supplies available for Purchase or Rent during booking checkout. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!! For upcoming event schedules, specials and discounts! NEARBY DUMP STATIONS: *Brunswick Beaches Camping Resort 7200 KOA Drive Southwest Sunset Beach, North Carolina 28468 1-910-579-7562 M-Sat. 9am-4:30pm, Sun. 9am-2:30pm $20.00 Fee ____________ *Myrtle Beach State Park Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29575 1-843-238-5325 Water: Yes $5.00 Fee ____________ *Willow Tree Resort 520 Southern Sights Drive Longs, S.C. 29568 1-866-207-2267 $15.00 Fee ** Trailer Campers, Please Spray Your Undercarriages, Tires And Ground Supports With Outdoor Ant Spray Before and Upon Arriving.**
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Black River Camping Ventures

12 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Ivanhoe, NC
Voted "2023's 3rd BEST HIPCAMP IN NORTH CAROLINA". Nestled in the heart of southeast North Carolina and conveniently located an hour from Wilmington, Jacksonville and Fayetteville — our 40+ acre family land is situated directly on historic Black River. Well known for its beautiful trees, wildlife and fisheries, Black River is also home to the oldest bald cypress forest in the world, many being alive hundreds of years before Jesus walked the earth. We are the only riverfront camping experience on Black River so we aim to provide you the best views, the most exceptional hospitality (from hosts Lisa and Eric), with hopes that you leave completely happy with our little piece of heaven and wanting to return year after year!
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Untouched at Livingston Creek

20 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Bolton, NC
Livingston Creek Farmers Harvest is a unique find. From the century old farmhouse to the untouched forest to the farmland in between, the 20 acres offers travelers a moment of respite. Come and share in the solitude, renew a rebirth of your serenity at Livingston Creek! Learn more about this land: Livingston Creek Farmers Harvest sits on 20 acres of Our Corner of God's Country! We feature a century old restored farmhouse with its charm preserved that will take you back in time... it's available for parties! A seafood market, produce market and nursery are on site too. You can pet and feed the live farm animals... donkeys, chickens, ducks and rabbits to name a few! Pitch your tent under the stars and share your nights with all things wild in SouthEastern North Carolina... beaver, squirrels, birds, wild turkeys and more! North Carolina's sandy shores are 20 minutes away... so bring your paddle board and sunscreen!
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Brunswick Beaches Campground

106 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Sunset Beach, NC
Brunswick Beaches RV campground Looking for the best campgrounds in North Carolina? You’re in the right place! Brunswick Beaches Campground in Sunset Beach is one of the top RV campgrounds on the NC coast. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere, fresh seafood, and outdoor activities the NC coastal region is famous for, all just minutes from your campsite. Our dog-friendly RV campground is open year-round, perfect for your summer vacation destination or your winter retreat! Brunswick Beaches Campground offers the modern amenities you expect to make your stay more comfortable, along with a host of family-friendly activities. Of course, you might also feel like doing a little exploring outside the campground. If so, camping in Sunset Beach has its advantages. The Brunswick Islands area offers a host of attractions, entertainment, and restaurants. You can take a short drive and explore one of Brunswick County’s nearby beaches, tour a lighthouse, play a round at one of 35 nearby championship golf courses, go birding or fishing, and much more.
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The Pine Tree Retreat

1 site · RV, Tent104 acres · Whiteville, NC
Learn more about this land: 104 acres of private land for your enjoyment. This site would be best suited for tent campers at the moment due to no bath houses or electricity for the time being. Come enjoy your stay bring a kayak or canoe and float around the 6 acres of ponds and catch some of the many bass, bream or crappie that occupy the waters. The property is located 7 miles off highway 74/76 in Whiteville and 10 miles to Lake Waccamaw, 32 miles to Ocean Isle Beach, 45 miles to Wilmington, 36 miles to North Myrtle Beach. The road is grassy/dirt I would recommend a suv or truck for your stay. When there’s no burn ban in place or lack of rain i do try to keep firewood on-site but I recommend checking with me before your stay. Reserve your spot and experience the peace and quiet of the outdoors and listen to the turkeys and watch the deer feed in early mornings while the sun rises. If you have any questions feel free to message me! There is only one spot if you book you will have the entire property for you and your party.
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The Fern Getaway

4 sites · Lodging, Tents7 acres · SC
This is a place to get away and enjoy nature but you aren't too far from a local grocery store, a few restaurants and a local park. If you are here for the beach, the closest beach and also our favorite is Cherry Grove Beach, only a 30 minute drive. There are a few kayak rental companies we can connect you to if you'd like and we know all the local spots for adventure, food and shopping. Pick a hammock and relax listening to the birds, we also have an outdoor kitchen to prepare food and community firepits to gather around. We want this to be a relaxing getaway, to connect with yourself, others and nature.
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StatelineMovieTime

55 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Tabor City, NC
statelinemovietime $45.00 per night. Special events and high travel season fills up fast. Please contact directly for more information. Gates are locked late and opened at request. Burn band in effect. Special area for bonfire, grilling, ect. Only minutes to NC/SC Beaches, attractions, and more. Secure and safe environment. $5.00 per night pet fee. God bless, safe travels. 
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The Secret Sanctuary Farm

4 sites · Lodging20 acres · Castle Hayne, NC
The Secret Sanctuary Farm is a co/op located on a portion of Prince George Creek that has a double Oxbow or hairpin turns in the creek. This unique feature prevented loggers from logging the property. As a result, there are many huge old-growth trees on the property as well as a variety of fauna and flora. A truly unique blend of farmland. Including an assortment of friendly animals to interact with. Woodland, wetlands, and a deep spring fed fresh water creek that connects to the Cape Fear River. This is a working farm. Please do not Open any gates to the animals. The fruits and vegetables on the farm are for the members of the farm. Eggs from our chickens will be provided for you to use for breakfast. If you happen to choose a campsite with a kitchen. There is a coffee pot and all cooking utensils. There are four permanent 4 shelters on the property. Composting toilets. Showers are still in the works. All of the shelters have their own composting toilets. Small propane heaters are available for each shelter. The first 1gallon bottle off propane is free with your stay. it will last 5-7 hrs. each additional bottles will cast $6.00 per bottle. There is also solar, powered lights, usb charging stations, fans, and air coolers. each Conestego hut has a locking front door to keep your belongings safe Campfires, hiking, canoeing and kayaking. Kayaks, canoes and lifejackets are available. All the Wilmington beaches are within 30 minutes.
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The Mill Creek Spread

7 sites · Lodging, Tents15 acres · Winnabow, NC
Over 15 acres of private forest with birds and wildlife galore. Close to Southport, NC beaches, and the Cape Fear River without the traffic and bustle. Dark skies allow for stargazing. On-site orchard, backyard chickens, and nature trails. Find peace and serenity in a natural setting with country vibes. * birdwatching * wildflowers * nearby beaches * dark skies * RV or primitive camping
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Cedar Creek Campground at Elease

24 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · White Oak, NC
Located east of Fayetteville near exit 49 of I-95, is our lovely, quiet, and secluded 30 acre tract of Southern Yellow pines that we purchased 11 years ago. Since we love camping so much we decided to pay it forward and carve out 15 campsites for other campers to enjoy. Most of our campsites are gravel and level. We have a couple of sites that are grass for tenters. We have only site 1 that has full hookups. All the other sites are boondocking.
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Glamping A-Frame w/ opening wall

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Atkinson, NC
Come sneak away and enjoy a primitive off grid stay in Pender county, NC with a very unique A frame cabin with an opening wall. Cabin sits on 2 acres. The north side has a beautiful view of the neighboring farm. Cabin is furnished with a Full size bed. Please bring any blankets/comforters that you would like. 2 extra throw blankets are left for you to use. 2 fire pits, charcoal grill, solar lights, hammock, games, pond, propane heater for cooler month stays, outdoor camping loo. UNIQUE A FRAME W/ OPENING WALL CABIN Games provided: * Horseshoes * Uno * Deck of cards * Connect 4 * Tiki toss * Solar and hand crank radio POWER/WATER: * There is no ground electricity or running water * Solar power lights give a stunning shine into the night. battery operated lights and hand crank lights located in the cabin. * Propane heater for the cooler months, will provide 1 green propane tank per stay. Each tank last 4-8 hours depending on use. PLEASE BRING extras depending on length of stay and weather. PLEASE KEEP HEATER AT A SAFE DISTANCE AWAY FROM CLEAR PLASTIC DOOR OR OTHER FLAMMABLE OBJECTS. * High power Solar fan hooked up above door and can be moved around to cool you off for the warmer days. 2nd battery operated fan is also in the cabin to help with a breeze. (Southeast NC can be hot during summer months) * There is some firewood, can bring extra, it never hurts to have more dry wood available * There is no running water but a 7 gallon jug of water is provided for washing hands or anything. (Not recommended for drinking) as well as a 7 gallon hand pump shower jug * A portable loo (camping toilet/bucket) is available in the outdoor shower. Bags are located in the cabin. * Body bathing wipes are available for your use * no fridge but there is a cooler for any perishable items or drinks/water you bring. Just bring ice! * fire extinguisher, first aid kit available * There is a man made pond, still growing naturally to host plants and fish. Along with a waterfall with a solar pump, so will flow with the sun out OPENING DOOR: * The wall is on a rope pulley system with a hand crank. Simply crank the pulley and the door will open. Once open please grab each leg from the door running up the frame as seen in the photos and place them into locking positions. To close, push down the silver locking mechanism on the hand crank. PLEASE HOLD the rope as you do this so the door doesn’t slam down then slowly lower the door. Photos in guidebook as well LOCATION: This cabin is located close/ short drive to many popular spots. * Wilmington, NC 20-25 minute drive * Carolina beach, NC 40-45 minute drive * Duplin winery 30-35 minute drive * Gregory farms and winery 5 minute drive * Moores creek national battleground (national park) 5 minutes * White lake, NC 30 minutes There are mini marts and convenience stores within 10 minutes of a drive to pick up any supplies you may need. You are surrounded by woods please remember there are bugs, dirt, and there is other wildlife around you such as; deer, turkey, bears, foxes, etc. Please remember not to leave food out to attract any unwanted visits. Ideas on what to bring: * Drinking Water * Extra green Propane tanks * Fire starters * Blankets * Bug Spray Anything that you want to enhance your camping experience Other notes: * NO SMOKING IN THE CABIN * PLEASE BAG YOUR TRASH and place into the outdoor garbage can provided. DOUBLE BAG IF ITS LEAKING PLEASE. * additional cleaning fees may apply if excessive trash is left behind and not bagged in can * You will be the ONLY cabin on the property! * There is a camera that is facing the gate to ensure safety * As we continue to build and improve this experience we will update the changes * PLEASE NO EXCESSIVE FLAMES at the fire pits. USE SAFETY MEASURES AND KEEP THE FIRE IN THE PIT TO AVOID DAMAGE OR WILDFIRES * Bring charcoal if you are using the grill. (PLEASE CLEAN THE GRILL AFTER USE WITH THE BRUSH) * There are paper plates and plastic utensils. * Extra guest up to 6 are allowed with pre approval. Bring a tent for a $20 fee for extra guest. * The woods behind the cabin is available to walk around. The farm is not. Currently the pond is still naturally filling up so it may not be fully filled during your stay as it takes some time. When fully filled the pond can reach 12-14 feet.
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Prince Bay Farm

10 sites · Tents120 acres · Tabor City, NC
The Prince Family has been in the Carolina low-country since the 1670s, and here on this property since 1827. The farm and family have seen many changes throughout the centuries, and is looking to the future!An experimental and educational farm, we are working to bring a high level of self-sufficiency here and to share our knowledge with our visitors. This is the farm's 7th year hosting visitors. Thirty-eight countries represented and over 200 folks staying, all have helped make the farm a better place. They have laughed, learned, sweated, grown and eaten some great food. We hope all that spend time here will take something positive away with them. Looking forward to another year of great helpers & guests!Located in the Carolina Lowcountry, on the NC/SC border in the lower coastal plain, the farm is 30 miles NW of Myrtle Beach, SC, just outside a small rural town. I own 120+ acres of mixed pine/hardwood forest and fields, and a large 2-story 1880s farmhouse--the land has been in our family since 1827. Would like to get it back to the level of self-sufficiency of my great-grandparents' day. The property has a small pond, an extensive network of trails(several miles), fruit(plum, persimmon, nectarine, cherry, quince, loquat, apple, serviceberry, fig, black currant, hardy kiwi, peach, pomegranate, pear) and nut(pecan, chestnut, hazelnut)trees, grapevines, blackberry, raspberry & blueberry bushes, a dog(Snoddy Dawg!), friendly barn cats, poultry(Chickens, geese, ducks, guineas, turkeys, bantams), lots of wildlife, as well as a zone 8 growing season(4 season garden). Learn more about this land:Lots of private camping spaces throughout our mixed pine/hardwood forest!Several miles of hiking trails that will take you through many different ecosystems unique to the Carolina Bays.A water-lovers dream: 30 minutes to Myrtle Beach, SC, 5 minutes to Lake Tabor, 20 minutes to the Lumber or Waccamaw Rivers, 25 minutes to Lake Waccamaw!Come experience the legendary Southern Hospitality of the Carolina Low-country!Please plan to arrive 30 minutes to 1 hour before sunset as host will need to walk you to camping area.
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The best camping near Lake Waccamaw State Park guide

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About

Lake Waccamaw State Park is one of those places you go to just to look around. That’s not to say there aren’t activities to do here, but the nature and wildlife are so stunning that little else is going to be more exciting than simply taking in your surroundings. Lake Waccamaw is one of the most ecologically unique places in the world. Many endemic species of plants and animals call this, and only this place, home. Talk about spreading your wings, these guys haven’t left home for millions of years!

No trip to Lake Waccamaw is complete without checking out the Green Swamp, which contains a few of the area’s rarest plants and animals. When you’ve finally explored to your heart’s content, you can try your hand at fishing or grab yourself a campsite. You may not be one of the endemic species, but you can pretend for a night.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Lake Waccamaw State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer brings warmth perfect for water activities, though it can be crowded. Winters are quieter but cooler, so pack accordingly.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's website for any alerts or closures before your visit.
  • Wear appropriate footwear for hiking and bring insect repellent to enhance your comfort amid the wilderness.
  • Ensure you have a valid fishing license if you plan to fish in the park's waters.
  • Day-use areas are open from 8:30am to 5pm, so plan your activities within these times.
  • Accessibility varies across the park; contact the park office for specific information on accessible trails and facilities.

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