Boiling Spring Lakes

“Big Lake,” the city’s 275-acre centerpiece, is just one of more than 50 natural and man-made lakes in the city. Boiling Spring Lakes, NC located just eight miles northwest of Southport, NC, derives its name from the boiling spring that flows with an incredibly pure stream of water. The “Big Lake” is fed by five springs and Allen’s Creek, and is 2-1/2 miles long with 10 miles of shoreline.

Two protected areas, Boiling Spring Lakes Nature Trail and Boiling Spring Lakes Preserve are located within the boundaries of the Green Swamp. The Green Swamp is the largest wetlands area in North Carolina and one of the largest in the nation.


The Lakes Country Club

The Lakes Country Club is located in a very interesting geographical area. The golf course provides a glimpse of plant & wildlife, which can virtually only be found in Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina. The Lakes is the oldest golf course in Brunswick County. The 18 Hole Par 72 course offers four sets of tees.

North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport tells the story of the Cape Fear region’s people and their relationship to the water… a tale of tides, wind and ocean.

Fort Fisher Ferry

Take a Day Trip to Fort Fisher or Carolina Beach from Southport on the enjoyable Ferry ride! Take your car and the whole family and go see the North Carolina Aquarium or enjoy a day on a different beach!

Bald Head Island

When you board the ferry for the 20-minute ride to Bald Head Island, you leave your car behind, along with the stress of the mainland world. Enjoy a day or weekend on this gorgeous and luxurious island, visit Old Baldy Lighthouse, lunch on the beach, or take the scenic tour with a bike or golf cart rental!

Oak Island

Enjoy a day or weekend on the nearest beach to Southport, NC. This beautiful beach is uniquely positioned so that the coastline creates a peninsula facing the south. The panoramic views of the Oak Island Coastline are well worth indulging in.


Population (in 2011): 5,405
Average Household Income( in 2009): $43,072
Average Home Value (in 2009): $192,651

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School Systems

Brunswick County Schools
Southport Schools
Brunswick County Community College


Dosher Memorial Hospital
Boiling Spring Lakes Doctors

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City of Boiling Spring Lakes