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Fishing, birding, hiking, wildlife observation, photography, and hunting opportunities abound for visitors at Waccamaw NWR! Meander through the Cypress trees at the Cox Ferry Lake Recreation Area, canoe the Pee Dee river and Yauhannah Lake or paddle through a blackwater swamp. Waccamaw NWR offers miles of interpretive nature trails, a mountain biking trail, a boardwalk, kiosks and a covered picnic pavilion. As a hotspot for Swallow-tailed kites and over 200 bird species, the Refuge offer opportunities to enjoy birding along any of our trails as well as from a boat in the waters surrounding the Refuge.


Some of the refuge trails in the overall trails list

are not open to the public yet, but are coming soon.

Those trails are:

  • Blackwater Rec Area
  • Red-cockaded Woodpecker Trail
  • Rice Field Trail
  • Bass Lake Trail
  • Hasty Point Bike Trail
  • Haulover-Normandy Trail

Related Documents

Waccamaw Hunting and Fishing Regulations Brochure 2023

Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) is one of 562 National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) in the U.S. and its territories. The mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate,...


Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge
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