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CAMPGROUND NAME: Arrowhead

VISIT DATE: 04/16/1996

UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014

STATE: North Carolina

REGION: Southern

RANGER DISTRICT: Uwharrie

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Uwharrie

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
From Uwharrie, NC, take State Rt. 109 north 2.8 miles to second Badin 
Lake Recreation Area sign (Mullinex Rd./State Rt. 1154).  Turn left at 
sign onto Mullinex Rd. and go 1.5 miles to McLeans Creek Rd. (Forest 
Rt. 544) sign; last 0.4 miles are gravel.  Turn right onto Rt. 544 (paved) 
and go 1.7 miles to a "T" intersection (Badin Lake/Forest Rt. 597).  Turn 
left onto Badin Lake (gravel) and go 0.5 miles to campground sign 
(Cove Rd./Forest Rt. 597B) and go 0.3 miles to campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 520 feet.  

The campground is comprised of a single spur and two loops.  The spur leads 
from the campground's entrance to the large single loop which can accommodate 
both tent and RV campers.  Located on a bluff above Badin Lake, some of the 
large loop's camp sites have a pleasant view of the lake, especially in late 
fall and winter.  The second, small loop, for tents only, is off by itself in 
a wooded area.  The campground features delightfully modern toilet and shower 
facilities with individual and family-style bathrooms and hand-wash laundry 
facility.  Although nicely wooded (Virginia pine, oak, and a variety of hickory), 
there is little privacy between camp sites.  There is a lantern post at each camp 
site.  The entrance gate is locked from 10PM to 6AM.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $12 per day - single site plus $3 surcharge for electric
$24 per day - double site plus $6 surcharge for electric

NOTE:  No Discount on surcharge
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 4
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 44
   
   Total Sites: 48

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: No
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 48
No. Grilles on Sites: 48
Equestrian Camping: No

RV INFORMATION
No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0
No. Water and Electric Only: 0
No. Water Only: 0
No. Electric Only: 33

No. RV Pull Throughs: 6
Waste Station: Yes
Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes 
Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 58'

Comments:
The parking aprons are paved and tend to have an upward or 
downward slope.

BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES
Vaults: No
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: Yes

Comments:
The showers are wheelchair friendly.

OTHER FACILITIES
Playground: No
Public Phone: Yes
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6
  No. Threaded: 5
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): No
Sailing: Yes
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: No
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: Yes
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Badin Lake is 5,000 acres.  Maximum vessel height is 26 ft.

HIKING
Badin Lake Trail (foot) - 2.5 miles (short loop) and 
5.4 miles (long loop)

FISHING
Bass, Bream, Crappie and catfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Badin Lake VISIT DATE: 04/16/1998 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014 STATE: North Carolina REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Uwharrie NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Uwharrie RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Uwharrie, NC, take State Rt. 109 north 2.8 miles to second Badin Lake Recreation Area sign (Mullinex Rd./State Rt. 1154). Turn left at sign onto Mullinex Rd. and go 1.5 miles to McLeans Creek Rd. (Forest Rt. 544) sign; last 0.4 miles are gravel. Turn right onto Rt. 544 (paved) and go 1.7 miles to a "T" intersection (Badin Lake Rd./Forest Rt. 597). Turn right onto Badin Lake Rd. (gravel) and go 0.2 miles to a "Y" intersection (Forest Rt. 597A). Bear left onto Rt. 597A and go 0.5 miles to another "Y" intersection. Bear left, staying on Rt. 597A, and go 0.4 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 520 ft. The campground, older with lots of character, is composed of two separate loops. One loop touches the Badin (bay-din) Lake shoreline while the other is on a bluff overlooking the lake. The bluff loop has no potable water and slightly shorter parking aprons. The shoreline loop features camp sites adjacent to the lake and only water spigots in the campground. Virginia pine, oak and a variety of hickory trees provide lots of shade to the campground. Privacy between camp sites is good. The entrance gate is locked at 10PM and opened at 6PM. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 35 Total Sites: 35 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 35 No. Grilles on Sites: 35 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 60' BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Badin Lake is 5,000 acres. No access is available at campground. However, there is a boat ramp 2 miles south at Cove Landing in the Arrowhead campground (National Forest). Maximum vessel height is 26 ft. HIKING Badin Lake Trail (foot) - 2.5 miles (short loop) and 5.4 miles (long loop) FISHING Bass, Bream, Crappie and catfish.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Canebrake Horse Camp VISIT DATE: 12/08/2001 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014 STATE: North Carolina REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Uwharrie NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Uwharrie RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Uwharrie, NC, take State Rt. 109 north 2.8 miles to second Badin Lake Recreation Area sign (Mullinex Rd./State Rt. 1154). Turn left at sign onto Mullinex Rd. and go 1.5 miles to McLeans Creek Rd. (Forest Rt. 544) sign; last 0.4 miles are gravel. Turn right onto Rt. 544 (paved) and go 0.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,000 ft. The campground is composed of two loops with Virginia pine, oak and a variety of hickory trees. One loop is larger and sparsely wooded with modern bathrooms. The smaller loop is more heavily wooded and has a higher percentage of double and pull-through camp sites. A lead line is provided for horses at each camp site in the campground. In addition, there is a lantern pole, a cypress work table and the usual picnic table and grille at each site. A trail encircles the campground and provides access to some 38 miles of horse trails. For those interested in giving a shower to their horses, there is a facility for them too - quite a campground. Entrance gate is locked at 10PM and opened at 6AM. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate:$12 per day - single site plus $3 surcharge for electric $24 per day - double site plus $6 surcharge for electric NOTE: No Discount on surcharge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 28 Total Sites: 28 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 28 No. Grilles on Sites: 28 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 28 No. RV Pull Throughs: 8 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 17' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 4 Comments: The showers are wheelchair friendly and heated. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING An unnamed loop trail around the campground provides access to 38 miles of horse trails. Contact the Uwharries Ranger District Office for details. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: West Morris

VISIT DATE: 04/16/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014 STATE: North Carolina REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Uwharrie NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Uwharrie RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Uwharrie, NC, at the intersection of State Rt. 109 and Ophir Rd. (State Rt. 1303), turn onto Ophir Rd. and go 1 mile to campground sign. Turn right at sign onto a gravel, single-lane road and go 0.1 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 420 ft. The campground, a.k.a. West Morris Mountain and adjacent to the Uwharrie National Recreation Trail, was constructed in 1994 by the Uwharrie Senior Citizen Crew. It is a single loop, surrounded by a stand of conifer and deciduous trees. This is a quiet and rustic campground - a good location for those seeking solitude. Closely spaced camp sites and widely spaced trees provide only fair privacy. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $5 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 55' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Uwharrie Trail (foot) - 20 miles FISHING - No




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