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Uwharrie National Forest

Troy, NC
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Troy
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Cary, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I really wish I would of found Uwharrie 10 years ago... This forest is a great asset to central NC and the surrounding towns. We found about it through some our our 4x4 friends shortly after getting our Jeep. Since visiting the first time, we've been there at least twice a month and have participated in trail cleanups, jamborees and... More

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Denmark, South Carolina
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174 reviews 174 reviews
57 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Yates Place Camp is a free primitive area within Uwharrie National Forest that is open year round. I visited this area recently for the first time joining up with hammock enthusiasts who make an annual trip here for a group hang for the weekend. Access to Yates Place Camp is over gravel/dirt Forest Service Roads that are passable even for... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I love camping at Badin Lake the campgrounds are far apart very roomy and the bathhouse is very clean and warm in the cold weather if your a tent camper site#1 is great right on the lake we were able to slide our kayaks right in the water from our site the fish seem to always be biting I would... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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348 reviews 348 reviews
226 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

nice local woodlands in relation to downtown charlotte. only an hour or so away. nice camping spots within the trails. interesting prehistoric history regarding the ancient indians who once lived here. would recommend a day hike or a weekend backpacking trip. plenty of streams for water and nice campsites. all for free too..

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I've been going to Badin Lake nearly 20 years. In the early days, I would go with friends to the campground where at the time there was little more than a shared water faucet for facilities and nearly never a neighbor. But now there is a bathhouse and online reservations, and it is full whenever I try to get a... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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492 reviews 492 reviews
305 attraction reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

You can hike, boat, fish, picnic, or just relax and soak in the view. There are some great hiking trails around the lake. We were just driving the dirt roads through the Uwharrie Forest and stumbled across the lake and decided to stretch our legs. We ended up taking a very long hike around the lake. Ticks can be a... More

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Troy, NC
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Uwharrie National Forest has many trails for all level of hikers. Great place to camp and be in the quiet and calm of nature.

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Conover, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

With the recent government shutdown literally we were on pins and needles until less then 24 hours before we left. I called the local ranger's office and was pleasantly greeted with "of course we are open". The stay was great at the local campground, and everything was exceptional. We went for an annual family trip, so glad it was ruined.

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Marietta, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

My friend and I visited this area recently. The scenery was beautiful and the area well maintained. We enjoyed walking the trails.

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Looking for a relaxing place to spend Labor Day, we settled on Kings Mountain Point Day Use Area. While getting to Kings Mountain Point requires some good directions, the park is wonderful. On a Peninsula in Badin Lake, the park offers very nice picnic sites with grills. There is a paved, handicap accessible path around the park with four accessible... More

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