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BADIN LAKE CAMPGROUND, NC

part ofNational Forests in North Carolina, US Forest Service
Photo: BADIN LAKE CAMPGROUND: Typical campsite with shoreline access
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Badin Lake Campground borders the lakeshore and sits within a shaded forest, offering a year-round retreat for swimmers, boaters and anglers in central North Carolina's Uwharrie National Forest. Badin Lake Recreation Area is a hub for the area's outdoor activities, and the campground offers spacious, waterfront sites for both RV and tent campers.

Natural Features:

The campground lies in a dense forest of pines and hardwoods near the shore of 5,000-acre Badin Lake.

Winter temperatures range from the low 30s to upper 50s, while summer brings temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s and high humidity. The weather is pleasant in spring and fall, with high temperatures in the 60s and 70s.

Recreation:

Badin Lake Recreation Area offers many ways for campers to enjoy the lake. Popular activities include picnicking on the shore or swimming, boating or fishing for bass, bream, crappie and catfish on the water. Anglers and boaters have the convenience of a boat ramp 2 miles from the campground.

About 40 miles of non-motorized trails are available for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking, as well as 17 miles of motorized trails for off-road vehicle riding. The surrounding land offers both big and small game hunting.

Facilities:

The campground has two loops of non-electric sites, some of which lie on the shore. Each site is near drinking water and is equipped with a table, grill, lantern post, campfire ring and tent pad. Flush toilets and showers are located in both loops. No dump station is available.

Nearby Attractions:

A theme park with a petting zoo, nature center and mini golf course lies just under an hour away and makes a fun day trip for families.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Tent Pads
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Bed(s)
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fuel Available
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Visitor Center
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • No electricity, water or sewer site hookups
  • No alcohol allowed in facility
  • Off-highway vehicles allowed on designated trails only from Apr. 1 to Dec. 15; passes required for these trails
  • Consideration of fellow campers is appreciated; for safety purposes, please keep off-highway vehicle use (including golf carts, dirt bikes, and other unlicensed vehicles) to designated roads and trails outside of the campground.
  • Click here to learn more about the National Forests in North Carolina
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.44847, -80.07866
35°26'54"N, 80°4'43"W

From Troy, North Carolina, take State Highway 109 north for approximately 10 miles. Turn left onto Mullinix Road (County Highway 1154), and travel approximately 1.5 miles to a stop sign and "T" intersection. Turn right, and go approximately 2 miles to another stop sign and "T" intersection. Turn right, then make a quick left and travel about 1 mile to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BADIN LAKE CAMPGROUND
429 BADIN LAKE REC AREA ROAD
TROY  NC  27371

Phone Number:

Project Office: (910)576-6391
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