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Attention: All sites at Canebrake Horse Camp will only be available by first come/first serve during January 1 to March 13, 2015.

CANEBRAKE HORSE CAMP, NC

part ofNational Forests in North Carolina, US Forest Service
Photo: CANEBRAKE HORSE CAMP
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Canebrake Horse Camp lies in the Badin Lake Recreation Area, a hub for outdoor activities in central North Carolina's Uwharrie National Forest. The facility is a scenic and restful overnight spot with both single and double campsites and numerous amenities for equestrian camping, though it is not exclusive to visitors with horses.

Campers will delight in nearly 40 miles of forested horseback riding trails as well as hiking, off-road vehicle riding, mountain biking, swimming, fishing and boating opportunities in the area. The campground is open year-round.

Natural Features:

Canebrake lies in a quiet forest of pine, oak and hickory 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. Weather is pleasant in spring and fall, with high temperatures in the 60s and 70s.

Recreation:

The equestrian trail system is extensive, with miles of forested paths wandering through forests, over hills and across streams. The trails can be accessed from Canebrake using the Home Trail, which skirts the campground. Trails range from easy to difficult, accommodating riders of every level.

The recreation area also offers many ways to enjoy the lake. Campers can spend the afternoon swimming, boating or fishing for bass, bream, crappie and catfish on the water.

Back on land, off-road vehicle enthusiasts have access to 17 miles of trails, and hunters and hikers can explore the surrounding national forest.

Facilities:

This campground offers many conveniences for horse campers, including a horse washing station, hitching racks, tack tables, parking spurs for horse trailers and direct access to trails.

Campsites are arranged around two loops. Each site is equipped with an electric hookup, picnic table, grill, campfire ring and lantern post, and many sites are shaded. The facility also provides drinking water, showers, flush toilets and a centrally-located dump station.

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
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Firewood
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hitching Racks
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Picnic Area
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Tent Pads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Restaurant
  • Trails
  • Visitor Center
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • Rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups
  • For Access or Senior Access Cards holders discounts only applies on the campsite fee
  • Electrical hookup surcharges are not discounted; Total fee with discounts are: Single site=$7.5 campsite fee + $5 surcharge=$12.5. Double site= $15 campsite + $10 surcharge=$25 per day
  • Sites 9 and 22 are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • No alcohol allowed at 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):
35.43944, -80.04861
35°26'22"N, 80°2'55"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 travel about 0.25 mile to the campground on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CANEBRAKE HORSE CAMP
MCLEANS CREEK RD.
TROY  NC  27371

Phone Number:

Project Office: (910)576-6391
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