Badin Lake Group Camp

Area Status: Open

Badin Group Camp was developed for use by clubs, families and other groups up to 50 people. The camp includes three separate areas each with tables, grills and tent pads. Two vault toilet facilities, water spigots and a bathhouse with showers and 2 flush toilets are centrally located to serve all three sites. The sites are $40 per night.

Opportunities for boating, swimming, fishing, hunting, picnicking, hiking, 4-wheel driving, and mountain biking can be enjoyed while staying at the campground.

Cove Boat Ramp is located 2 miles south of the campground on FR 597B and is a boat ramp to access Badin Lake for trailered boats. Badin Lake Hiking Trail is 5.6 miles and follows the lake around Badin Lake Campground and around Arrowhead Campground and goes back to Badin Lake Group Camp. 

The campsites are available by reservations only. Reservations can only be made at or by calling 1-877-444-6777; TDD 1-877-833-6777; International 1-518-885-3639. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check-in Time is 4:00 pm and Check-out Time is 2:00 pm.
Reservations: Reservations can only be made at or by calling 1-877-444-6777; TDD 1-877-833-6777; International 1-518-885-3639. We do not make reservations at the District Office. 
Fees: $75 per site per night. Reservations must be made at least 3 days prior to camping in this area. Each site is limited to a group of no more than 50 people. 
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Alcohol Prohibited at Campground.
Closest Towns: Troy, NC
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault and Flush Toilets and Showers
Operated By: USDA Forest Service, Uwharrie National Forest, phone # (910) 576-6391

General Information

Directions: From Hwy. 109 north of Uwharrie, follow signs to Badin Lake recreation facilities. Badin Group Camp is on the right side of FR 597A, just beyond the turn-off to the Badin Lake Campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Group Camping

Group Camping. Sites are limited to 50 people. There is a bathhouse with 2 flush toilets and 4 showers. Vault toilets are also available. Water spigots/hydrants and trash dumpsters are available around campground.

No. of Sites 3
Reservation Info
Group Shelter None
Group Cooking Facilities Grills available
Fire Information Fire rings available at each site.
Hookups - Electric None
No. of Accessible sites 3
Sleeping Shelter None

Lake and Pond Fishing

King's Mountain Point on Badin Lake is within 1 mile of Badin Lake Group Camp. King's Mountain Point has 4 accessible fishing piers and miles of shoreline for anglers to enjoy while fishing.  

Day Hiking

Access to the Badin Lake Trail can be found bushwhacking through the woods east of Badin Lake Group Camp and then people can follow the trail in either direction to go along the lakeshore and through the forest on this 5.6 mile trail.  Additionally there are approximately 40 miles of non-motorized trail open to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding that can be accessed from this campground.

Big Game Hunting

Small Game Hunting

OHV Camping

The Badin Lake OHV Trail Complex can be accessed by driving to one of the 6 trailheads. ATV's, dirtbikes, and full-sized four-wheel drive vehicles that are not licensed and registered to be on roads have to be transported to the trailheads on a trailer.

Trail passes are required for vehicles that are driven on the OHV trails. 


Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized


King's Mountain Point is within 1 mile of Badin Lake Group Camp and offers a nice area for swimming in Badin Lake. No lifeguards are provided and adults are responsible for watching their children.

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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