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Uwharrie National Forest

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Troy, NC
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Way over used

This used to be a great place to go for hiking, fishing and many other outdoor activities, however... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sandra D
Asheboro, North Carolina
One of NC's lesser known getaways

Now, if you are looking for a "Carowinds" type experience, please don't waste your time in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mebane, North Carolina
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“day hike” (3 reviews)
Troy, NC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to be a great place to go for hiking, fishing and many other outdoor activities, however on this visit it looked like the place had been used for a trash dump in areas. It appeared that people camped in different spots and when...More

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now, if you are looking for a "Carowinds" type experience, please don't waste your time in the Uwharries; you'll be disappointed. If you're looking for bright lights and a wide variety of exotic eateries, you'd be better off to keep on traveling. But if you...More

Thank Tyaskin
Reviewed May 22, 2017

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
Reviewed May 17, 2017

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
Reviewed May 17, 2017

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
Reviewed May 17, 2017 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...More

3  Thank Kobi R
Reviewed May 6, 2017 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...More

Thank Mikbaidak
Reviewed April 8, 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....More

1  Thank BethA043
Reviewed April 3, 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...More

3  Thank chespin
Reviewed April 1, 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
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February 25, 2017|
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There are a couple of hiking only trailheads on hwy 109 that have decent parking but no picnic facilities. I am not sure where there is an area for a picnic other than the campgrounds. We always just stop somewhere in the... More