Badin Lake Campground

Uwharrie National Forest

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FR-597A New London, NC 28127 910-576-6391 828-257-4200 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 35.4479, -80.0777

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Overview of Badin Lake Campground

Number of Sites 35

Pad Type gravel

Reservations yes

Elevation 492 ft / 149 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Last reported 9/18/2018
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Stanfield, NC 30' Outdoor RV 24KTS Dodge 2500HD Megacab
4 reviews
“Great primitive campground”

Reviewed 4/24/2019

Nightly rate: $11
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 22
Overall Rating

I like this campground and would have given it a 5 star if the sites were more level. I have no complaints as the site I got WAS level with easy access, but others were not so lucky.

There are no hookups for water, sewer, or electric, and most of the other campers were tenters in one form or another. Sites include a fire ring and a BBQ grill (wood) on a pedestal. They recently thinned the hardwood forest on the access road, so firewood is no problem I had several conversations with the camp hosts and thought they were a great couple. My rate is less than the $20.00 posted rate because of my senior pass.

Another poster commented on "miles" of dirt roads and something must have changed. The road in is mostly paved accept for the last 1 1/2 mile which is very good dirt road although it has some serious pot holes. Just slow down a little and you will be fine..

My site, although not on the water, was maybe 50 yards away. I chose to give up the better water views for a more level site. This is a very peaceful and quiet campground although there are lots of kids on non-motorized bikes. The sound of their laughter just made it more enjoyable.

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17' Viking cws 10 Pop Up folding camper 2006 Isuzu Ascender
1 review
“Peaceful weekend by the lake”

Reviewed 9/18/2018

Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 7
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Arrival, after traveling miles on the dirt and gravel NFS roads, was easy. The campsites are well designed and offer some privacy either by distance or plant screens. Sites 4-14 have water views, but shore erosion may make it difficult to access the lake from your particular site. We were paid/reserved, so had no interaction with the camp host, although we did see him driving around. There are 2 restroom/shower buildings with 4 separate M/F shower and potty rooms per building. I have seen vault toilets in many federal parks, but these flush. The lake itself is lovely and forested. Across the lake you can view the mansions of Uwharrie point.

I could not determine who was responsible for stocking/cleaning the restrooms. Some children were not so careful with their deposits. Perhaps the campground could leave some cleaning spray and a brush for citizen volunteers to utilize when needed.

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Verizon 4G/LTE

Grizzly53 would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets



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