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Overview of Badin Lake Campground

Badin Lake Campground is a popular site located within the Uwharrie National Forest in North Carolina. It offers a range of recreational activities including camping, fishing, boating, and hiking. The campground provides a variety of facilities for tent and RV camping, with several campsites alongside the picturesque Badin Lake.

Location and Access

Badin Lake Campground is situated:

  • Address: Badin Lake Campground Rd, New London, NC 28127, United States
  • Access: The campground is accessible by road, and directions can be located via GPS or maps when planning your visit.

Campsite Details

  • Site Types: Different types of campsites are available, including standard nonelectric sites suitable for tents and some that can accommodate RVs.
  • Amenities: Campers have access to potable water, showers, restrooms, and a dump station. Each campsite typically has a picnic table, grill, and a fire ring.
  • Reservations: Campsites can be reserved in advance, which is highly recommended during peak seasons. Some sites may also be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • Fishing: Anglers can enjoy fishing in Badin Lake for species such as largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie.
  • Boating: There is a boat ramp available for those who want to bring their own boats. Kayaking and canoeing are also popular on the lake.
  • Hiking: The Uwharrie National Forest has a network of trails for all levels of hikers, including the Uwharrie National Recreation Trail.
  • Swimming: There are designated swim areas, but visitors should be cautious as there are no lifeguards on duty.

Camping Fees

Campsite fees vary depending on the type of site and the amenities provided. Information on current fees is typically available on the official campground or national forest website, or by contacting the local ranger district office.

Pet Policy

Pets are generally allowed at the campground, but they must be kept on a leash and under control at all times. Please clean up after your pets and consider other campers.

Fire and Safety

  • Firewood Policy: Transportation of firewood from outside the area is often discouraged due to the risk of spreading invasive insects and diseases to the forest. It is best to purchase firewood locally.
  • Safety: Follow all fire safety guidelines and burn bans when posted. Be prepared for wildlife encounters and bring appropriate gear for potential weather changes.

Contact Information

For the most current information about Badin Lake Campground, you should contact:

  • Ranger District Office: Uwharrie Ranger District
  • Phone Number: Visitors can call the district office for up-to-date information and any questions they might have.

Booking and Further Information

To book a campsite or get more detailed information regarding Badin Lake Campground, you can visit the official website of the Uwharrie National Forest or use the central reservation system provided by the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS). These resources provide comprehensive information about the campground, including maps, availability of sites, and specific rules and regulations to follow during your stay.

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