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Uwharrie National Forest

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Address: Troy, NC

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You can't beat FREE!

If you want to rest and relax, this is the place. It does not cost a thing to hike, fish or paddle. You can even camp (out in the forest) for free. If you prefer to comfort camp... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Troy, North Carolina
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Troy, North Carolina
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9 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to rest and relax, this is the place. It does not cost a thing to hike, fish or paddle. You can even camp (out in the forest) for free. If you prefer to comfort camp the campgrounds are a bargin!

Thank 509lynnee
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Local to Charlotte with enough development to be comfortable, but not so much as to distract. There are hiking trails that are well marked and well maintained.

Thank John B
Locust, North Carolina
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Badin Lake is so beautiful and we loved our visit! We will go back and plan to take a picnic lunch. Lots of shade and picnic tables.

Thank lynn0626
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How do I even begin to write a review for this awful place? I arrived and falsely believed that I was about to have a good time. A few hours later, I was fighting for my life in a swarm of bugs larger than my thumb and trying not to get consumed by ravenous mountain lions. When the sun goes... More 

1 Thank Kobi R
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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164 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Each time I visit the Uwharries I'm still fascinated with the beautiful scenery and the excellent trails to walk. Each trail varies with their distance but none that I have traveled are too strenuous. The trails are used by day hikers, campers, and mountain bikers but everyone I've encountered have respected each other's activities. Parking isn't as plentiful as one... More 

Thank Mikbaidak
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We were at this park for opening day of the 4x4 trails. You purchase a day or annual pass and can take your jeeps or trucks or bikes out on the trails. The campground accommodates RVs or tents with both electric and non electric sites. The bath house is pretty clean with hot water showers. Campsites are on wooded lots... More 

1 Thank BethA043
Carrboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We went to Arrowhead Campground to hike Badin Lake and mountain bike. This area is trashed! Literally and figuratively. The Badin Lake trail has trash everywhere and generally poorly maintained. Mountain biking trails/horse trails are way overused, rutted out, swampy and unridable. Campground was overrun with ATVs and loud. Lake beach was strewn with glass and garbage. I've never seen... More 

1 Thank chespin
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We go to Uwharrie National Forest every chance we get. There is a lot of amazing scenery & the chance to see wildlife is abundant. Wear decent shoes for hiking because you can do a fair amount of it. Love this place!

1 Thank Marie W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I've been to Uwharrie several times and have covered all of the trail except for the new northward extension (I need something to look forward to, right?). As a dedicated backpacker (Appalachian Trail thru hiker SOBO '05), this offers a satisfying weekend getaway, and the trail has never been crowded. While most of the trail is easy or moderate, there... More 

1 Thank smithnewland
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Love Uwharrie. Have been using the boat ramps, hiking, OHV and horse trails for 15 years. The OHV traffic has gotten completely out of hand with ATVs, jeeps and dirt bikes flying up and down the roads and leaving garbage at every road side camp spot. Had a beer bottle thrown at us and barely missed my friend on the... More 

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