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Arrowhead Campground

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Arrowhead Campground lies in the Badin Lake Recreation Area, a hub for outdoor activities in central North Carolina's Uwharrie National Forest. It is situated near the Cove Boat Ramp for launching trailered boats and is shaded by loblolly pines and oaks, with 50 campsites.

The variety of sites in the campground offer a comfortable stay for both RV and tent campers. Sites 12-45 have electricity while all have a picnic table, grill, lantern post and fire ring. The campground has 6 water spigots, a bathhouse with flush toilets and showers. There are single and double sites and a dump station is available for sewer and drinking water for RV's. Alcohol is prohibited in the campground.

The facility is open year-round and provides easy access to hiking, off-road vehicle riding, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing and boating.

Reservations can be made by going to or by calling 1-877-444-6777. They need to be made at least 3 days in advance or can be made up to 240 days in advance. We do not make reservations at the District Office.

Directions: From Troy, Hwy 109 N, go to Mullinix Rd. just past Eldorado Outpost. Turn left onto Mullinix Rd., and continue past Badin Horse Camp. Turn right on FR 544 (McLeans Creek Road) to for 1.8 miles come to a stop sign and turn left on FR 597 (Badin Lake Road) for 0.6 mile. Turn right on FR 597B (Cove Road) to the entrance of the campground on the right.

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When camping in The Uwharrie National Forest be sure to reference the US Forest Service Day Use and Camping Guide for sites that require reservations or visit