Welcome to the Waccamaw

The Waccamaw River flows across North and South Carolina from its source at Lake Waccamaw in North Carolina to Winyah Bay in South Carolina and contains one of the largest contiguous wildlife habitat areas in the southern coastal plain.

Considered one of the finest blackwater rivers in the Southeast, the Waccamaw River provides the people of Georgetown County with clean drinking water, scenic landscapes, diverse fish and wildlife, outstanding recreation, and is an economic driver that serves the region.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has worked to preserve these connections, helping protect and restore more than 150,000 miles of rivers nationwide through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers. American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 200,000 supporters, members, and volunteers nationwide.

We recognize that our region’s future is closely tied to a healthy Waccamaw River and a thriving Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge. These areas are part of the solution, valuable assets for people and wildlife along the Carolina coast.

The Bunnelle Foundation is proud to support the work of American Rivers. Please take a few moments to watch the video below, produced by American Rivers. You may see a few familiar faces!