Places to Camp near Badin, NC

Badin is an ideal place for camping adventures of all kinds. Aside from great camping spots, you'll find hiking and many more outdoor experiences. Thinking of traveling with kids? You're in luck—Badin is surrounded by family-friendly activities. Find the best campgrounds near Badin, plus reviews and photos from other campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Badin, NC (71)

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    Morrow Mountain State Park Campground

    35 Reviews
    87 Photos
    202 Saves
    Badin, North Carolina

    Welcome to Morrow Mountain State Park Campground, nestled near Albemarle, NC. This spot is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature without straying too far from civilization. The campground is open year-round and offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and even glamping accommodations.

    One of the standout features here is the spaciousness of the campsites. Visitors often mention how roomy and well-spaced the sites are, providing a good amount of privacy. Whether you're setting up a tent or parking an RV, you'll find plenty of room to spread out. Plus, the wooded surroundings make it perfect for hanging hammocks and enjoying some shade.

    The campground is equipped with electric hookups, drinking water, and clean bathrooms with showers. There's also a sanitary dump station for RVs. If you're into campfires, you'll be happy to know that fires are allowed, and you can purchase firewood on-site. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    For activities, Morrow Mountain State Park has something for everyone. There are numerous hiking and equestrian trails, and the park's top elevation of just over 900 feet offers some stunning views. If you're into water activities, there's lake access for boating and fishing. History buffs will appreciate the small museum and historical features scattered throughout the park.

    Visitors have shared some great experiences, like waking up to a herd of deer right at their campsite or enjoying the high water pressure at the nearby spigots. The park staff are known to be friendly and helpful, making your stay even more enjoyable.

    So, pack your gear and head over to Morrow Mountain State Park Campground for a memorable outdoor adventure. Whether you're hiking, fishing, or just relaxing by the fire, this place has got you covered.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Badin Lake Campground

    26 Reviews
    112 Photos
    269 Saves
    Badin, North Carolina

    Overview

    Badin Lake Campground borders the lakeshore and sits within a shaded forest, offering a year-round retreat for swimmers, boaters and anglers in central North Carolina's Uwharrie National Forest. Badin Lake Recreation Area is a hub for the area's outdoor activities, and the campground offers spacious, waterfront sites for both RV and tent campers.

    Recreation

    Badin Lake Recreation Area offers many ways for campers to enjoy the lake. Popular activities include picnicking on the shore or swimming, boating or fishing for bass, bream, crappie and catfish on the water. Anglers and boaters have the convenience of a boat ramp 2 miles from the campground. About 40 miles of non-motorized trails are available for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking, as well as 17 miles of motorized trails for off-road vehicle riding. The surrounding land offers both big and small game hunting.

    Facilities

    Badin Lake Recreation Area offers many ways for campers to enjoy the lake. Popular activities include picnicking on the shore or swimming, boating or fishing for bass, bream, crappie and catfish on the water. Anglers and boaters have the convenience of a boat ramp 2 miles from the campground. About 40 miles of non-motorized trails are available for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking, as well as 17 miles of motorized trails for off-road vehicle riding. The surrounding land offers both big and small game hunting.

    Natural Features

    The campground lies in a dense forest of pines and hardwoods near the shore of 5,000-acre Badin Lake. Winter temperatures range from the low 30s to upper 50s, while summer brings temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s and high humidity. The weather is pleasant in spring and fall, with high temperatures in the 60s and 70s.

    Nearby Attractions

    A theme park with a petting zoo, nature center and mini golf course lies just under an hour away and makes a fun day trip for families.

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    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $20 / night

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    Arrowhead Campground

    13 Reviews
    22 Photos
    165 Saves
    Badin, North Carolina

    Overview

    Arrowhead Campground lies in the Badin Lake Recreation Area, a hub for outdoor activities in central North Carolina's Uwharrie National Forest. The variety of sites in the campground offer a comfortable stay for both RV and tent campers. The facility is open year-round and provides easy access to hiking, off-road vehicle riding, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing and boating.

    Recreation

    Badin Lake Recreation Area offers many ways for campers to enjoy the lake. Popular activities include picnicking on the shore or swimming, boating or fishing on the water. About 40 miles of non-motorized trails are available for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking, as well as 17 miles of motorized trails for off-road vehicle riding. The surrounding land offers both big and small game hunting.

    Facilities

    Badin Lake Recreation Area offers many ways for campers to enjoy the lake. Popular activities include picnicking on the shore or swimming, boating or fishing on the water. About 40 miles of non-motorized trails are available for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking, as well as 17 miles of motorized trails for off-road vehicle riding. The surrounding land offers both big and small game hunting.

    Natural Features

    The campground lies in a dense forest of pine, oak and hickory near the shore of 5,000-acre Badin Lake. Winter temperatures range from the low 30s to upper 50s, while summer brings temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s and high humidity. The weather is pleasant in spring and fall, with high temperatures in the 60s and 70s.

    Nearby Attractions

    A theme park with a petting zoo, nature center and mini golf course lies just under an hour away and makes a fun day trip for families.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $27 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Uwharrie National Forest
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    Uwharrie National Forest

    15 Reviews
    51 Photos
    113 Saves
    Troy, North Carolina

    There are approximately 51,000 acres of National Forest System lands in Montgomery, Randolph and Davidson Counties. The Uwharrie National Forest includes the Uwharrie Ranger District Office, located at 789 NC Highway 24/27 East, Troy, NC 27371. At the district office you can obtain information about the area, get brouchures, camping information, trail passes, and permits. You can also obtain a Senior pass, Disabled Pass. We also have USGS Topo maps for sale. Primitive dispersed camping is allowed throughout the Forest, except in those areas that are posted "No Camping". These sites can be found along most of Forest Service roads and trails. Please remember when using these sites to be careful with camp fires and carry out your trash and debris. Please leave your campsite in good clean condition so that others who follow you may also enjoy the Forest. The Uwharrie National Forest is part of the 2 million acres of public lands managed by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission for public hunting, trapping and fishing, and are designated as Game Lands. In addition to the appropriate basic annual hunting license, a Game Lands Privilege license must be obtained to hunt on the Uwharrie National Forest. Information concerning seasons, bag limits, and special Game Lands Restrictions are found in the annual N.C. Inlands Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Regulations Digest, available where licenses are sold. Camping and Day-use Information Enjoy camping or a picnic at one of the many day-use areas. A list of camping and day-use areas in the Uwharrie National Forest can be found here. You may enjoy this story on a QR guided trail in the national forest. OHV Trail Vendors. Shooting Range Vendors. Recreation Maps Uwharrie National Forest map Trail Strategy Documents, Presentations and Maps Badin Lake Area map Morris Mountain Area map North Eastern Portion map South Eastern Portion map Wood Run Area map Documents... Presentations... Be Safe The national forests in North Carolina offer a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. From the mountains to the sea, there are many exciting adventures awaiting your visit to these national forests. Please keep in mind that all outdoor recreational activities on the Croatan, Pisgah, Nantahala and Uwharrie national forests, including activities at recreation sites, have inherent risks due to the natural setting in which they occur. Always remember, your safety is your responsibility. Badin Lake OHV Trails close December 18th at 8:00 am OHV Trails will reopen April 1st in the morning OHV annual passes will be available from the Uwharrie Ranger District office or the Eldorado Outpost

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    Dan Nicholas Park

    14 Reviews
    19 Photos
    88 Saves
    Southmont, North Carolina

    Dan Nicholas Park is home to a campground, lake, carousel, train, gem mine, aquarium and nature center, animal habitats, and more. Learn more about the attractions at Dan Nicholas Park before your visit.

    Animals are allowed in the park but are not allowed on attractions.

    All of the sites and cabins at Dan Nicholas Park are in the woods. We do not have sewer hookups on sites. Pets are allowed on sites only, not in cabin areas. We have a two night minimum for reservations on the weekends. Payment in full must be made to hold reservations. We do not do refunds, but we will issue rain checks if notified 4 days prior to first reservation date. These will be good for one year.

    Reservations Online reservations are available for your convenience at www.campspot.com/book/dan-nicholas-park.

    The Campground Store can be reached at 704-216-7808. Please leave a detailed message with a return number and they will contact you as soon as possible.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Deep Water Trail Camp

    8 Reviews
    46 Photos
    201 Saves
    Badin, North Carolina
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    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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    Uwharrie Hunt Camp

    6 Reviews
    18 Photos
    43 Saves
    Uwharrie National Forest, North Carolina

    Uwharrie Hunt Camp has eight sites for tent camping. Each site has a table, grill, lantern posts, and tent pad. Two vault toilets are provided in the campground. There are also 2 drinking water spigots available. Opportunities for hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, hunting, OHV trail use and picnicking are available within a short drive. Country stores are located in the nearby communities of Uwharrie and Eldorado.

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    Norwood Campground

    6 Reviews
    5 Photos
    76 Saves
    Mount Gilead, North Carolina

    Norwood Campground is family owned and operated and located within the Uwharrie Mountains. We are open year-round with unlimited access to Lake Tillery (including boat slips), however, the pool is only open Memorial-Labor Day.

    Information about upcoming events can be found on the app, CampersApp (login with "norwood" to find us) and on our website.

    Reservations can be made by phone or online from our website. We look forward to serving you! Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Warm Wishes,

    Your Norwood Campground Family

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $32 - $48 / night

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    Zooland Family Campground

    9 Reviews
    23 Photos
    80 Saves
    Cedar Grove, North Carolina

    Family-friendly campground with lots to do for adults and children.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $47 / night

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    Cross Winds Family Campground

    9 Reviews
    48 Photos
    41 Saves
    Salisbury, North Carolina

    Cross Winds Family Campground is open Year-Round

    Farmhouse Open Daily from 9:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.

    **Contact us Today! **(336) 853-4567

    Cross Winds Family Campground | Reserve your campsite today (campspot.com)

    If you’re looking for peace and quiet yet be close to interesting attractions, friendly towns or larger cities, we would like to invite you to visit Cross Winds Family Campground.

    We feature large campsites with full hook-ups, 30/50 Amp, upgraded cable and access to Wi-Fi. Amenities we have to offer: a bathhouse and laundry, pool, fishing pond, playground and walking trails. Big RVs find it easy to maneuver the grounds and clubs enjoy the heated and cooled Meeting/Rec. Room.

    Come on in for a visit! Relax with a good book, sit by the fire. rock in one of our front porch chairs or visit the many attractions in the area! You’re welcome to make yourself at home!!

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $50 - $53 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Badin, NC?

According to TheDyrt.com, Badin, NC offers a wide range of camping options, with 71 campgrounds and RV parks near Badin, NC and 4 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Badin, NC?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Badin, NC is Morrow Mountain State Park Campground with a 4.3-star rating from 35 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Badin, NC?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 4 free dispersed camping spots near Badin, NC.

What parks are near Badin, NC?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 12 parks near Badin, NC that allow camping, notably Uwharrie National Forest and B. Everett Jordan Lake.