Unfortunately we are canceling the "kayak" part of the Hike/Lunch/Kayak at Lake Waccamaw outing because the club will not be able to provide a guide for the kayak paddle. If you still wish to participate in the hike and picnic lunch at Lake Waccamaw, AND you are a current paid member of the Cape Fear Ski and Outing Club, please reply to me, Dottie Villers, at [masked], and I will send you more details about the outing. Contact Dottie Villers at [masked] or email [masked] to sign up, get a map with details, and to make arrangements for carpooling. There is a $5 charge for food and plastic wear. No alcoholic beverages permitted.
The following info is from the [masked] website:
The cool, tea-colored waters at first appear similar to other lakes in the area, but Lake Waccamaw is one of the most unique bodies of water in the world. You will find here species of animals found nowhere else on the planet, rare plants and endangered animals.
At Lake Waccamaw, you can view one of the greatest geological mysteries of the eastern United States--the phenomenon of Carolina bays. Limestone bluffs along the north shore neutralize Lake Waccamaw's water, making the lake different from any other Carolina Bay. Nearby, you can catch a glimpse of a botanical wonder--the Green Swamp.
From its sandy shorelines to its tree-lined natural areas, Lake Waccamaw offers peaceful surroundings, an intriguing natural history and fun in the sun.