Green Swamp Preserve and Lake Waccamaw State Park

MODERATE 6 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.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
22 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

forest

lake

hiking
4 days 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.

hiking
1 month ago

4 months ago

Mosquitos are no joke

camping
11 months ago

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

hiking
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

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

hiking
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.