We had to go to the "big city" of Wilmington yesterday (to have a ceiling light rewired), and decided to take the scenic route back to Southport. State Hwy 133 is not exactly desolate, but it is thinly populated and there are sections where it's simply mile after mile of fenced-in pine plantations (owned, I believe, by some big timber company in Georgia). There are a couple of nice parks, though.
River Walk is located on the Brunswick River near the Wilmington end of Hwy 133. It's pretty substantial.
I don't know what those things in the background are (they look like giant lawn chairs). I believe they're situated at a port facility where the Brunswick River flows into the ocean.
There's also a pretty nature trail. The park is part of a larger area that was once a rice plantation.
Down the road a piece is the Brunswick County Nature Park. Man, they don't call it "low country" for nothing. I'm pretty sure I heard an alligator snoring.
We did encounter one outpost of civilization in the wilderness.
Here's a 10-second history of the settlement of Brunswick, now a colonial ghost town.
And here's some followup on one of the items mentioned above. Looks like, back in the day, some sneaky Spaniards attacked the town.