Badin Lake Campground borders the lakeshore and sits within a shaded forest, offering a year-round retreat for swimmers, boaters and anglers in central North Carolina's Uwharrie National Forest. Badin Lake Recreation Area is a hub for the area's outdoor activities, and the campground offers 35 spacious, waterfront sites for both RV and tent campers. Each site has a picnic table, grill, fire ring and lantern post. Drinking water spigots, flush toilets and showers are available. There are single and double sites, but no electric hook-ups. You can launch canoes or kayaks from the shore or drive 2 miles to the Cove Boat Ramp to launch a boat from a trailer. Alcohol is prohibited in the campground.
Directions: On Hwy 109 North, go to Mullinix Rd. just past Macedonia Church. Turn left (from 109 S. turn right on to Mullinix Rd.) and continue past Horse Camp. Turn right on FR 544 for 1.8 miles, then turn Right onto FR 597 for 0.1 miles. Then turn left on FR 597A. Take the road to the left leading to Badin Lake Campground (2 loops). Upper loop turns off to the left; lower loop is located at the end of the road.