There’s a reason Jeep made a Uwharrie Edition. The Uwharrie Forest is famous all along the East Coast for its full size, public, and easily accessible OHV trails. Land Cruisers, Range Rovers, Subarus, Jeeps (of course), and even full size trucks can be seen tackling the Uwharrie Mountains. Nearly 20 miles of trails sprawl across the Badin Lake Recreation Area, with difficulty that ranges with a variety of topography and scenery. Daily or season passes are required (details on where to buy are below), and North Carolina OHV regulations apply. Vehicles are required to stay on the trails to help prevent soil erosion and creek sedimentation and all vehicles operating on the roads (before or after off-roading) must be fully licensed, inspected and registered.

Badin Lake Recreation Area OHV Trails:

Click HERE for more info. OHV trail passes are required. The cost is $5 per day or $30 for the season, April to December.

  • Passes are sold at the following locations:
  • Discover Uwharrie Welcome Center
  • Eldorado Outpost, 4021 NC109, Troy, NC
  • Swift Island BP, NC24/27 and River Rd., Mt. Gilead, NC
  • Uwharrie Trails General Store, 4568 NC 109, Troy, NC
  • Uwharrie National Forest District Office , Hwy 24/27, east of Troy, NC