Uwharrie National Forest


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Uwharrie National Forest

Address:789 NC Hwy 24/27 E
Troy, NC 27371

Phone:910-576-6391
Web: www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc
Size: 50,189 acres.
Location:In the Piedmont northeast of Charlotte. Accessible by US 220; NC 24, 27, 49, and 109. Nearby cities/towns include Albemarle, Asheboro, and Troy.
Facilities:9 campgrounds, group camp, hunter camps, dispersed camping, rental cabin, picnic sites, boat ramp, fishing pier, trails.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, sailing, swimming, hiking, ORV riding, mountain biking, horseback riding, gold panning, rock hounding.
Special Features:20-mile-long Uwharrie National Recreation Trail, featuring old homesites, cemeteries, and gold mines along or near the trail; Badin Lake, a 5,350-acre impoundment of the Yadkin River; Uwharrie River, one of the Piedmont's last unspoiled rivers.

See other parks in North Carolina.
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With proposed additions to county parks, new campsites, new game lands, new fishing piers, the expansion of Morrow Mountain State Park, and the expansion of the Uwharrie National Forest, the public is going to realize tremendous gains through the conservation component of this new license.
In addition, it is anticipated that Alcoa will donate 275 acres for the expansion of Uwharrie National Forest and 80 acres for Eagle Point Nature Preserve in Rowan County.
The National Forests of North Carolina are made up of the Nantahala, Pisgah, Croatan and Uwharrie National Forests.