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Badin Lake

Mullinix Road, NC Highway 109 N


Badin Lake is one of a series of lakes created by the daming of the Yadin-Pee Dee River in the Uwharrie Lakes Region. Known of its incredible views and calm waters(it runs along the western edge of the Uwharrie National Forest), it's an ideal spot for boating, paddling, fishing and more.

Badin Lake Recreation Area, situated on the shores of Badin Lake offers swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, hiking trails, equestrian trails, four-wheel drive trails, mountain biking trails & camping opportunities.

Boat Ramps at Badin Lake

Cove Boat Ramp - 400 Cove Rd. Eldorado, NC on Badin is perfect for launching trailered boats. It is near the Arrowhead Campground and the Badin Lake Hiking Trail.

Circle Drive Boat Ramp - 724 Shoreline Dr. New London, NC has 40 boat trailer spaces and 5 single vehicle spaces. 3 universal access spaces with dock handrails, a paved walkway and restrooms.

Whip-o-Will Boat Ramp - 241 Lakemont Road, New London, NC has 51 boat trailer spaces and 2 universal access spaces.

Lake Forest (Fish Tales) - 700 Lake Forest Dr., New London, NC for a $3.00 fee includes launch and vehicle/trailer day parking.

Fishing Piers

King's Mountain Point - 789 NC Hwy Badin Lake Rd. Troy, NC has a day-use area offering four accessible fishing piers, A sheltered picnic pavilion, 34 picnic sites, parking, a paved trail and access to the Badin Lake Trail.

Holt's Picnic Area - off Badin Lake Rd., Troy, NC is an excellent day-use site for fishing and picnicking in a picturesque setting along the shores of Badin Lake. It has tables, toilet facilities and fire grates. To get there take NC Hwy. 109 to Blaine Rd; then left onto Shamrock Rd for 1/4 mile; then turn left on FR 597 for 1 1/2 miles.

Badin Lake is bordered on the east by the Uwharrie National Forest where you can camp and/or fish in less developed sites like Woodrun Hunt Camp, West Morris Mountain and Yates Place available on a first-come basis. Also, fishing and primitive camping is allowed anywhere in the forest.

The Mystery of Badin Lake

Learn about the war-time mystery that has plagued the lake for more than 75 years in this feature from Our State Magazine.