Boiling Spring Lakes is a city in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 5,372 at the 2010 census, up from 2,972 at the 2000 census. On September 15, 2018 a dam broke at the town's main lake, along with North lake, and Pine lake causing causing them to drain.
Boiling Spring Lakes was incorporated as a town in 1961.
Boiling Spring Lakes is located at 34°2′19″N 78°3′14″W (34.038495, -78.053898). North Carolina Highway 87 passes north-south through the center of the community. The city of Wilmington is 22 miles (35 km) to the northeast via NC-87 and US-17. Caswell Beach and Oak Island on the Atlantic Ocean are 11 miles (18 km) to the south.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Boiling Spring Lakes has a total area of 24.0 square miles (62.1 km2). 23.3 square miles (60.3 km2) of it is land and 0.69 square miles (1.8 km2), or 2.90%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,972 people, 1,208 households, and 941 families residing in the city. The population density was 131.5 people per square mile (50.8/km2).