The best camping near Uwharrie National Forest

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Off-roading with full-size vehicles, hunting, fishing and equestrian are all in this amazing forest!  

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The Dancing Pig On Abbotts Creek

2 sites · Lodging24 acres · Lexington, NC
A small homestead on the bank of Abbotts Creek near where it feeds into High Rock Lake. Peace and solitude , but close to the amenities of town. Less than a five minute drive to the grocery store, and less than a fifteen minute drive to uptown Lexington. Public access for kayaks is less than half a mile away. And the view is unbelievable! We have a corn hole board and bags now available for use, as well as a few other yard games The edible landscape is available for you to enjoy. Check here for what is currently available. 7/24/23 Update Herbs- rosemary, thyme, sage, chives, dill, sweet basil, lemon basil, cinnamon basil, Thai basil, tulsi, mint, chamomile, marjoram, oregano, parsley, lemongrass, catmint Onions Cucumbers Tomatoes Red yard beans Green Beans Okra Zucchini and yellow squash Swiss chard Blackberries A few small beets Eggs
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The New Forest

4 sites · RVs, Tents82 acres · New London, NC
Located in Uwharrie National Forest, the New Forest features open meadows among stands of pine and mixed hardwoods. Campsites are far apart, each unique and offer the opportunity to commune with nature, and experience camping like it should be, emersed in nature with the opportunity to disconnect from the trappings of our modern, hectic world. This area is one of the richest archeological areas in the entire southeast United States. The location of the first real gold rush, and rich in folklore and bootlegging history, old homesteads and family graveyards are scattered among the hills. Old roadbeds and logging trails abound in the 800 acres of Uwharrrie National Forest directly adjacent to the New Forest Property making for miles of hiking opportunities, wildlife viewing, birdwatching. A 3/4 mile hike to the Taylor Family graveyard is marked with ribbons to guide you to one of the of the many family graveyards. *** A new fun feature for kids is the introduction of our dear friend Debbie Beasley"s art to the trails here in the New Forest. Scattered along the many trails are rocks painted by the one and only Debbie Beasley with cute fluorescent/3-D scenes of nature. Children can keep them as souvenirs from their New Forest camping adventure, or enjoy them while here then re-hide them for other children to find. ❤️ Come see for yourself. If you are looking for a modern, crowded campground this isn't it. However if you want a beautiful, rustic experience in nature, with a few basic amenities and with access to Uwharrie National Forest come see what others have enjoyed so much.
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Hidden Oasis At High Rock Lake

4 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Lexington, NC
A breathe of fresh air. Hidden Oasis consists at the present 4 campsites safe and secluded in the woods, but close enough to town. Gravel drive into campsites with parking at the site. Shared Water hydrants for fresh water, bathroom with flushable toilet and outdoor shower with hot water. Shared Pavilion with ample seating, charcoal grill , refrigerator and sink with hot water, and a few cooking and eating utensils located within short distance of sites. Bring your own tent or rent one . Firewood available for purchase ..MOTORCYCLES welcome. Stay for one night or a week. Look forward to meeting you!
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The Uwharrie Hideout

4 sites · Tents10 acres · Troy, NC
Reopening January 1, 2024 for guests. We appreciate your patience while making improvements and plan to reopen as soon as the hunting season ends. Enjoy some outdoors time while staying close. We will gladly answer any questions you might have about us or the surrounding Uwharrie Mountains. Thanks for checking us out.
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Camping with a Full Kitchen

13 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents37 acres · Albemarle, NC
I've lived here all my life (since 1972)!Very cool, beautiful, laid-back property with lots of room to make yourself at home!Please come enjoy!!
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Shadow Hill Farm

6 sites · RVs, Tents134 acres · Jackson Springs, NC
Well, my land is large with a beautiful stream flowing the property line. Tall hard woods mixed with pines and a huge pasture for looking at stars at night. There is a known Indian grave yard located here and the spirits show up in photos.Learn more about this land:If you want to get away and be near the Uharrie mountains and Badin Lake and Lake Tillery we are located 30 min from the Uharrie Mountains and access to the lakes. Fishing, boating, horse riding, hiking some of NC best kept secrets. Enjoy farm life on a real working farm or stay hidden in a remote area of the farm.  Minutes away from the golfing capitol of the south....Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen NC  134 acres with a rambling creek running thru the property.  Tall pines and hardwoods with wild flowering spring bushes.  deer and wild turkeys love  this place.  Bathrooms and shower . Pack your trash out
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The Farm at Long Creek

1 site · Tent73 acres · Gold Hill, NC
Campsite situated on 73 acres of lush privacy at the foothills of the Uwharrie National Forest. Enjoy hiking on the extensive trails or fishing and canoeing in the pond. Crystal clear, large flowing creek gently winds through the property. Abundant wildlife including deer, turkey, opossum, raccoon, skunk - even the occasional bear, coyote, and wild boar have been caught on game cameras. Only 1 hour from Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Greensboro, yet feels like a world away. Minutes from Tuckertown Reservoir and Badin Lake. To ensure your privacy and solitude, only one booking is available at a time. Tents only please; as the road to the campsite is narrow and. AWD or 4WD may be required during wet weather. Cars that are low to the ground are not recommended. We have table and chairs, fire pit, water, trash bin, toilet, a canoe and noodles to use in pond.
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Basecamp_outdoors

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Richfield, NC
Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of this rustic haven. Situated at the heart of North Carolina, cradled in the embrace of the Uwharrie Mountains. This extraordinary off-grid bell tent glamping site promises an unparalleled experience, destined to etch lifelong memories. Explore the Uwharrie National Forest, delve into the wonders of the North Carolina Zoo, and beyond—all within a convenient 25-minute radius. If your heart yearns for adventure and outdoor escapades, look no further. Our haven provides seclusion, yet effortless access to essentials and shopping amenities. Your gateway to serene serendipity awaits.
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Old Whitney camp

1 site · RV2 acres · Badin, NC
Private camp surrounded by pines, less than a mile from nearest boat ramp.. Level, room for 3 tents, or a camper and a tent….part of the camp will always be in shade. This camp would be best enjoyed with a kayak, canoe, or some other water vessel that could be launched nearby. This is not waterfront but it is very close and convenient. That said, it could also be enjoyed by someone who just wants to be away from the city and enjoy the stars, it is a relatively dark sky out there.
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Hillside Lodge and Camping

3 sites · Lodging, Tents20 acres · Bennett, NC
We have a nice Lodge with full kitchen, Internet, Tv and AC. We are building bathrooms with showers at the lodge. There is a short road to the river where we have 2 cabins for camping with solar lights. No running water and porta jon available. you are at the Deep river where you can just enjoy the peace and quite. or you could ease into the river to kayak or fish. water average 4-6 feet deep. also have 1/4 mile of water frontage for tent camping. We have a 24ft Camper available with full hook up, water and sewer.
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Dream Estate

1 site · Lodging13 acres · Salisbury, NC
Our getaway is now yours! Escape on our 13 acre property just minutes from downtown Salisbury and only one hour from Charlotte. This beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bathroom cabin is perfect for a quite weekend by the fire while grilling on the front porch, or hitting up the city for a night out on the town! Close to High Rock Lake, great for boating and fishing. Near Uwharrie National Forest where you can hike, camp, fish and even bring your ATVs to ride the vast trail system they offer!
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Tails and Trails

2 sites · Lodging9 acres · Landis, NC
Nestled off of the beaten path and located in a small town. Enjoy peace and quiet at this site, back in the woods down a quaint little trail on 9 acres! Whether it's sitting around a campfire, throwing some cornhole, playing some cards or playing some retro games, you can have it all right here. Power is provided via a power bank. Bathroom is equipped with a camp shower bag and flushable toilet. Ask about s'mores kits and firewood. Pet's welcome. State licensed pet boarding available on-site!
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Bring your ATV, dirt bike or off-road vehicle for fun in this small national forest. Trails are clearly marked, and watching off-roaders climb the rocks on the 390 trail is a religious experience.

If you rather rely on human power, there are plenty of hiking and mountain biking trails. You can also bring your horse. (Some equestrian and ATV trails overlap, so be careful!)

Badin Lake features catfish, bass, and crappie. Fish from your boat or a fishing pier—Or come on weekends from March through October for bass-fishing tournaments. Deer, turkey and squirrel hunting are also available during their seasons—Don't forget your license!

At the Arrowhead Campground, 33 of the 50 sites have electrical hookups for RVs. The Canebrake horse camp and Uwharrie hunting camp are open year-round for specialized camping. You'll have to hike in with your tent for the hunt camp. At Badin Lake, try for a lakeside spot!

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