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.