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Please note there is only one picnic pavilion:
Reservation times slots are
Half day Monday to Friday 7am to 2pm or 3pm to 9pm
Full day Saturday and Sunday 7am to 9pm


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


King's Mountain Point Day Use Area is located on the shores of Badin Lake north of Troy, NC in Montgomery County. The biggest fishing hole in the Uwharrie National Forest is Badin Lake. This 5,350-acre impoundment of the Yadkin River was built in 1917 by the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) to generate hydroelectric power for the aluminum plant at Badin. The eastern shore borders the National Forest and the lake is well stocked with catfish, bream, largemouth, white and striped bass.

Natural Features:

This picnic shelter is located in a large field bordered by trees and is located on Badin Lake in the Uwharrie National Forest. This point is forested by mixed hardwoods and pines. This area has great fishing for all anglers to enjoy.


The King's Mountain Point Day Use Area offers access to 4 accessible fishing piers, the Badin Lake Hiking Trail and a 0.5 mile paved, accessible trail around the day use area with splendid views of the lake. Additionally, there is a 9 hole, disc golf course. You can bring your own Frisbees or Discs or sign them out from our Day Use Host that is on site.


King's Mountain Point Day Use Area offers a picnic shelter with 9 picnic tables and 3 large BBQ grills. There are 6 electrical outlets of 30 amps at the picnic pavilion, but no lights built into the pavilion. The pavilion is accessible and it has flush toilets located near this facility. Additionally, there are 3 vault toilets at the day use area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Drinking Water
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Grills
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Accessible Walkways
  • Disc Golf
  • Electricity
  • Fishing Pier
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Parking Area
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Bait Shop
  • Kayak Rentals
Know Before You Go
  • The King's Mountain Point Day Use Area is open from 6 am to 10 pm. No overnight camping is allowed here.
  • No Horses are allowed at this facility.
  • You must clean up all of your trash and dispose of it at the trash cans provided at the recreation site.
  • There are 4 accessible fishing piers on site anyone older than 16 years must have a valid fishing license before fishing.
  • There are 2 handicapped parking spaces near the pavilion.
  • You can drop off your picnic supplies when you arrive, but then move your cars to a proper parking space if you do not have a handicapped parking pass.
  • The grills provided on site are for charcoal grilling.
  • Please clean out grills when you are done.
  • Talk to day use host about proper disposal of ashes and trash.
  • 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):
35.455, -80.07833
35°27'18"N, 80°4'42"W

From the north: get onto NC Hwy 109 South (near Denton) and take it south toward Troy. Cross over NC Hwy 49 and continue south approximately 8 miles into the community of Eldorado and turn right onto Mullinix Road (State Road 1154). There is a big brown sign directing people to the Badin Lake Recreation Area. Take Mullinix Road to the stop sign and turn right onto Forest Road 544 (McLean's Creek Rd); continue to stop sign and turn right onto Forest Road 597 (Badin Lake Road); take the first left onto Forest Road 597A and continue on this road following signs for the picnic area and the picnic pavilion is on the hill opposite the entrance to the day use area.

From the south: get onto NC Hwy 109 North (near Troy) and take it north toward the community of Uwharrie. Continue north approximately 3 miles and take the 2nd left after you cross over the Uwharrie River onto Mullinix Road (State Road 1154). Then follow the directions described above from Mullinix Road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Uwharrie National Forest, 789 NC Hwy 24/27 East
Troy  NC  27371

Phone Number:

Information:  (910)576-6391
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