Green Swamp Preserve and Lake Waccamaw State Park

MODERATE 12 reviews

Green Swamp Preserve and Lake Waccamaw State Park is a 1.5 mile out and back trail located near Bolton, North Carolina that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.5 miles
16 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly






21 days ago

Nice little walk which I did with my four Shih Tzu companions several years ago.

6 months ago

Not particularly well marked, but a nice trail for the nature lover. Great place for herping! Bring water on a hot day. Not well traveled, but well worth the effort. A very easy hike.

8 months ago

This is a short trail, half through meadow forest and half through swamp.

8 months ago

This review is for the Green Swamp Preserve. Yes, the insects here can be intense at times, but the plethora of amazing carnivorous plants, wildflowers and orchids you'll come across is truly amazing. There are many gems hidden in the wiregrass, and every season has its own beautiful blooms. May and August are great times to catch a whole range of wildflowers. As mentioned by others, the trails can get mucky after a heavy rain event, so it's best to bring boots, along with water, and long pants are helpful too.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Mosquitos are no joke

Monday, October 24, 2016

Mosquitoes and mud, but you can swim in the shallow muck.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Like mosquitos? Then you'll love the trails out here.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Extremely secluded hike through the Green Swamp. There is an easy-to-miss parking area at the trailhead, and a well marked out-and-back trail through several ecosystems of the green swamp. Note that after rainfall it gets very mucky and parts of the trail become impassable. Also be aware that they do prescribed burning in here (one was done just the day before we went) so it may be closed at times.

2 months ago

10 months ago