Boiling Spring Lakes, as the name implies boasts an incredible 50 natural and man-made lakes. The centerpiece of all these is the 150-acre, 2 ½ mile long “Big Lake” with ten miles of shoreline which is fed by five springs and Allen’s Creek. As far as history reveals, the boiling spring remained hidden until developers happened upon it in 1961. The spring had lain hidden for countless years but local legend holds that Indians once visited the spot annually as they made their way to the oceans to replenish their supply of seafood and game. Drinking from the fountain reportedly assured a safe return home.
Now, Boiling Spring Lakes proves to be one of the fastest growing cities in Brunswick County. Given its proximity to Brunswick Island beaches, as well as the beauty of its own unusual lakes, it’s no wonder the town continues attracting new residents and businesses. All the activities associated with fresh water lakes – boating, water skiing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and swimming are available. The town’s proximity to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic beyond presents opportunities for saltwater activities. Golfers in Boiling Spring Lakes are challenged by the 18-hole Lakes Country Club course there or the more than 30 courses in the surrounding area.
Boiling Spring Lakes is a popular choice for permanent or second home living with an easy commute to downtown Wilmington.