Canebrake Horse Camp

Area Status: Open
Horses and riders at Canebrake horse camp

Canebrake Horse Camp has 28 sites with parking spurs for horse trailers. Four of these sites are double camp sites. Each site has a picnic table, grill, fire ring, lantern post, tie posts, tack tables, and electrical hookups. Up to two vehicles are allowed at each site.

The camp also provides water spigots/hydrants for drinking water, hot showers, and flush toilets. Electric hookups available, but no water/sewer hookups at each site. A sewage dump station and a horse washing station are centrally located.

The Non-motorized Trail System can be accessed from Canebrake using the Home Trail, which goes around the campground.  There are approximately 40 miles of horse/hike/bike trails, ranging in difficulty from easy to difficult. 

Opportunities for boating, swimming, fishing, hunting, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and OHV trail use are available while staying at the campground.

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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 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.
Fees: Single sites are $20 per night and double sites (#16, 19, 25, & 26) are $40 per night.  All sites have electrical hookups and have an additional $7 or $14 surcharge per site.  Sites #9 & 22 are always first come, first serve and cannot be reserved. There is a campground host available on site #20. Senior or Access Interagency Pass Discounts are: 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.   Sites must be paid for within 30 minutes of you choosing your campsite. You can pay using cash or a check that is made out to the US Forest Service. 
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Heavy
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush toilets and showers
Operated By: USDA Forest Service, Uwharrie National Forest, (910) 576-6391

General Information


From Troy, travel on NC 109N for 10 miles and turn left onto Mullinix Road (NC 1154). Follow Mullinix Road for about 2 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right at "T" onto FR 544 (McLeans Creek Road) and travel about one-quarter mile to the campground on the right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking

Horse Camping

Horse Riding

Riders can choose from 24 trails that total about 32 miles.

Big Game Hunting

Small Game Hunting


Boating - Motorized