Arrowhead Campground

Area Status: Open
Campsite with campers

Arrowhead Campground has 48 sites for Tent/RV camping. Sites #46-#49 are tent only. All sites, except for site #23, are accessible to people with disabilities. Each site has a table, grill, fire ring, lantern post and parking spur. The campground has 6 spigots/hydrants located around the campground for drinking water. A bathhouse with flush toilets, hot showers, and sinks 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. Trash cans and a dumpster are provided to properly dispose of your trash. 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.  Payment must be made within 30 minutes of choosing your campsite. 

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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 by going to or by calling 1-877-444-6777. 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.
Fees: Single sites are $20 per night and double sites (#3, 27 & 29) are $40 per night.  Sites with electrical hookups have an additional $7 or $14 surcharge per site.  Sites #20 & 31 are always first come, first serve and cannot be reserved. There is a campground host available on either sites #6 or 22. Senior or Access Interagency Pass Discounts are:
  1. Single sites without electrical hookup  = $10 per night
  2. Single sites with electrical hookup = $10 + $7 electric surcharge = $17
No Discounts on Double Sites. Must have an actual Senior or Access Interagency Pass and Number in order to receive discount and the passholder must be camping at 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


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.

General Notes:

Uwharrie Ranger District
789 Biscoe Road
Troy, NC 27371
(910) 576-6391

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

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 Camping

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.

No. of Sites 48 sites available in total with 33 sites having electrical hookups.
Reservation Info Reservations can only be made at 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 None
Hookup - Sewer None
Size Restrictions 40 foot
Dump Stations Dump Station on site.
Fire Information Grills and fire rings at each site.
Hookups - Electric Sites 12-45 with hookups.
Pavement Type of Parking Gravel and Asphalt depending on which site.
Difficulty Level: Easy

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.

Day Hiking


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.

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.


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