Arrowhead Campground has 48 sites for Tent/RV camping. Sites #46-#49 are tent only. All sites are accessible to people with disabilities. Each site has a table, grill, fire ring, lantern post and camping pad. The campground has 6 spigots located around the campground for drinking water. A bathhouse with flush toilets, hot showers, and laundry sink is available. There is a family restroom located at the front of the bathhouse if privacy is desired. A 0.75-mile paved bicycle/walking path loops around the campground. The fee-station is located at the entrance to the campground. There is a dump station located across from the pay station. Payment can be made by cash or check: make checks out to the USDA Forest Service.
Check-in Time is 4:00 pm and Check-out Time is 2:00 pm.
Reservations can be made by going to www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777 or TDD 1-877-833-6777. They need to be made at least 3 days in advance or can be made up to 240 days in advance. We do not make reservations at the District Office.
Nightly camping fees for single campsites is $15. That fee will increase to $18 in 2016. Fees for double sites are $30 per night. That fee will increase to $36 in 2016. Thirty-three of the sites have electrical hookups and the electrical surcharge is $5 per night. That fee will increase to $7 per night in 2016. Additional revenue will help defray the expense of electrical hookups as well as maintaining and operating water, sewage and other facilities and providing campground hosts. Campsite fees have not increased since 2001.
Flush toilets and showers
USDA Forest Service, Uwharrie National Forest, phone # (910) 576-6391
From Troy, Hwy 109 N, go to Mullinix Rd. just past Eldorado Outpost. Turn left onto Mullinix Rd., and continue past Badin Horse Camp. Turn right on FR 544 (McLeans Creek Road) to for 1.8 miles come to a stop sign and turn left on FR 597 (Badin Lake Road) for 0.6 mile. Turn right on FR 597B (Cove Road) to the entrance of the campground on the right.
Uwharrie Ranger District
District Ranger, Deborah Walker
789 NC 24/27 East
Troy, NC 27371
RV and Tent camping at this campground. Dump Station at campground. Bathhouse with flush toilets and hot showers available. Several campsites with electrical hookup but no water hookups at campsites.
RV campsites at campground. Dump Station at campground. Bathhouse with flush toilets and showers available. Several campsites with electrical hookup but no water hookups at campsites.
Reservations can only be made at www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 or TDD 877-833-6777. Reservations need to be made at least 3 days in advance of arrival and can be made up to 240 days in advance. Reservations are not taken at the Uwharrie National Forest office.
Hookup - Water
Grills and fire rings at each site.
Pavement Type of Parking
Gravel and Asphalt depending on which site.
No. of Sites
48 sites available in total with 33 sites having electrical hookups.
Hookups - Electric
Sites 12-45 with hookups.
Dump Station on site.
Hookup - Sewer
Lake and Pond Fishing
Anglers may fish the shoreline of Badin Lake from numerous points along the Badin Lake Hiking Trail. In addition, a floating pier is located on the north side of Kings Mountain Point - a great casting spot.
Badin Lake is filled with an array of fish, from catfish to largemouth to striped bass.
River and Stream Fishing
Badin Lake Hiking Trail follows Badin Lake's shore for half of its distance and loops back through hardwood forests to the boat ramp.
Paved connectors form Arrowhead Campground access the trail. Hikers may take the 2.5-mile loop or tackle the entire 5.6-mile trail.
Big Game Hunting
Small Game Hunting
OHV Riding & Camping
An all-terrain vehicle rider enjoys the off-highway vehicle trails near Arrowhead. The trails can be accessed at the Wolf Den Trailhead, 2.5 miles from the campground. Take 597B east and turn right on 597. At "T" intersection with Forest Road 576, turn right and look for the sign.
Boating - Motorized
A 5,350-arce impoundment of the Yadkin River, Badin Lake offers a boaters' paradise, from waterskiing to cruising to sailing. Camping from boats is a popular pastime on Badin Lake.
Boating - Non-Motorized
Visitors to Arrowhead Campground not only camp, they swim and sunbathe at Badin Lake.