Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
21424 N. Fraser Street (Hwy. 701) Georgetown (Yauhannah Community) 843.527.8069 • fws.gov/waccamaw Please call for hours. Closed all federal holidays.
Located in portions of Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties, Waccamaw NWR includes large sections of land along the Waccamaw and Great Pee Dee rivers. Its purpose is to protect and manage diverse habitats within coastal river ecosystems. Presently, the Refuge encompasses nearly 30,000 acres. Recreational activities include hunting, boating, fishing, observation, photography and environmental education/interpretation.
The Visitor & Environmental Education Center, located at 21424 N. Fraser Street (Hwy 701N), is twenty miles north of downtown Georgetown and fifteen miles south of Conway in the Yauhannah community. It includes a state-of-the-art exhibit hall, live animals, auditorium with video, a public boat dock for docking only, and expansive views of the Great Pee Dee River.
The Cox Ferry Lake Recreation area is located at 1403 West Cox Ferry Road in Conway and is accessible from Gary Lake Blvd./Jackson Bluff Road. It offers the public three miles of interpretive nature trails, a boardwalk, kiosks, canoe/kayak launch, fishing pier, boat dock for docking only and weather shelter with picnic tables. The nature trails are accessible from both parking areas and lead visitors through a variety of habitats and are open year- round for hiking, biking, environmental education and nature photography.