Badin Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
Campsite 1

Bordering the lakeshore and under the shade of pines and hardwoods, Badin Lake Campground offers a year-round retreat for swimmers, boaters, and anglers. The campground has 35 non-electric sites for tent and camper trailer camping. Some sites are located on the lakeshore. Each site has a table, grill, lantern post, fire ring, and tent pad. There are 4 water spigots/hydrants for drinking water located in the campground. Flush toilets and hot showers are located in both the upper and lower loops.  Fee stations are located at the entrances of both loops.

Trash cans and dumpsters are provided to properly dispose of your trash. 

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check-in Time is 4:00 pm and Check-out Time is 2:00 pm.
Reservations: Reservations can be made online at or by calling 1-877-444-6777 or TDD 1-877-833-6777. Reservations need to be made at least 3 days in advance and can be made up to 240 days in advance.
Fees: Single sites are $20 per night and double sites (#6, #20, #28) are $40 per night.  Sites #17 & 19 are always first come, first serve and cannot be reserved. There is a campground host available on site #12. Senior or Access Interagency Pass Discounts are:  Single sites = $10 per night - No Discount on Double Sites.  Must have an actual Interagency Pass and Pass Number in order to receive discount on camping and the passholder must be camping on the site.
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Troy
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush toilets and showers
Operated By: USDA Forest Service, Uwharrie National Forest, phone # (910) 576-6391

General Information


On Hwy 109 North, go to Mullinix Rd. just past Macedonia Church. Turn left (from 109 S. turn right on to Mullinix Rd.) and continue past Horse Camp. Turn right on FR 544 for 1.8 miles, then turn Right onto FR 597 for 0.1 miles. Then turn left on FR 597A. Take the road to  the left leading to Badin Lake Campground (2 loops). Upper loop turns off to the left; lower loop is located at the end of the road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Tent and Camper trailer camping is accomodated at this campground.  RV trailers can use this campground but there are no electrical hookups and there is no dump station.

RV Camping

RV and trailer camping. No hookups. Host on site.

Pavement Type for Parking Gravel
Reservation Info
Hookup - Water Water spigots located throughout the campground.
Hookup - Sewer None
Size Restrictions 40 foot
Dump Stations Dump Station with 2 miles.
Fire Information Fire rings at each site
Hookups - Electric None
Difficulty Level: Easy

Dispersed Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking


OHV Camping