Camping at Arrowhead

CAMPGROUND NAME: Arrowhead

STATE: North Carolina

REGION: Southern

RANGER DISTRICT: Uwharrie

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Uwharrie

RESERVATIONS:[masked] or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
From Uwharrie, NC, take State Rt. 109 north 2.8 miles to second Badin
Lake Recreation Area sign (Mullinex Rd./State Rt. 1154). Turn left at
sign onto Mullinex Rd. and go 1.5 miles to McLeans Creek Rd. (Forest
Rt. 544) sign; last 0.4 miles are gravel. Turn right onto Rt. 544 (paved)
and go 1.7 miles to a "T" intersection (Badin Lake/Forest Rt. 597). Turn
left onto Badin Lake (gravel) and go 0.5 miles to campground sign
(Cove Rd./Forest Rt. 597B) and go 0.3 miles to campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 520 feet.

The campground is comprised of a single spur and two loops. The spur leads
from the campground's entrance to the large single loop which can accommodate
both tent and RV campers. Located on a bluff above Badin Lake, some of the
large loop's camp sites have a pleasant view of the lake, especially in late
fall and winter. The second, small loop, for tents only, is off by itself in
a wooded area. The campground features delightfully modern toilet and shower
facilities with individual and family-style bathrooms and hand-wash laundry
facility. Although nicely wooded (Virginia pine, oak, and a variety of hickory),
there is little privacy between camp sites. There is a lantern post at each camp
site. The entrance gate is locked from 10PM to 6AM.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $12 per day - single site plus $3 surcharge for electric
$24 per day - double site plus $6 surcharge for electric

NOTE: No Discount on surcharge
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 4
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 44

Total Sites: 48

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: No
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 48
No. Grilles on Sites: 48
Equestrian Camping: No

RV INFORMATION
No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0
No. Water and Electric Only: 0
No. Water Only: 0
No. Electric Only: 33

No. RV Pull Throughs: 6
Waste Station: Yes
Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes
Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 58'

Comments:
The parking aprons are paved and tend to have an upward or
downward slope.

BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES
Vaults: No
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: Yes

Comments:
The showers are wheelchair friendly.

OTHER FACILITIES
Playground: No
Public Phone: Yes
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6
No. Threaded: 5
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): No
Sailing: Yes
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: No
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: Yes
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Badin Lake is 5,000 acres. Maximum vessel height is 26 ft.

HIKING
Badin Lake Trail (foot) - 2.5 miles (short loop) and
5.4 miles (long loop)

FISHING
Bass, Bream, Crappie and catfish

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  • Tamara (.

    Seems to be a busy campground.....I only stayed one night.

    April 23, 2013

  • Michael B.

    Awesome group. We are so happy to have made such a great group of friends.

    April 9, 2013

  • Wendy B.

    Ramona still calling it a " day trip" Lol!! Definitely was an interesting adventure for your guys.

    April 8, 2013

    • Michael B.

      we were never lost and knew exactly where where we were at. We just started a bit late in the day. I had a great time and just regret I didn't bring a phone so that others wouldn't worry about us. But the group really had our backs and I really appreciate you looking for us and the concern. What a great group.

      1 · April 9, 2013

  • Nancy L.

    Exclellent! Great trip, great people. Look forward to the next trip.

    April 9, 2013

  • Brenda M.

    Awesome time. Looking forward to the next meetup.

    2 · April 7, 2013

    • Ramona H.

      the best part was the "day trip" LOL LOL

      April 8, 2013

  • Michael B.

    We had a great time. It was nice to see old friends and make new ones!

    April 8, 2013

  • Tamra J.

    had a great time... nice seeing everyone :)

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Wendy B.

    Best medicine seeing everyone again. Look foward to another fun weekend with everyone again.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Mike

    Great time with good people. Made two very dear young friends.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Dawn

    Fantastic as usual

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Michael

    I'm thinking about showing up at some point to hang out. I checked the Website & it doesn't look like there is any sites available except for one that is reserved for walk ups only so I may stay if I can get a spot or if someone has room on their site but if not i may just head back home. Depends on if its raining & cold I don't wanna camp. Still early season yet.

    April 5, 2013

  • Nancy L.

    I have some people coming up to meet me for the 5.5 mile Badin Lake Trail hike on Sunday at 1:45pm If any of you are still around and would like to join, the more the merrier! We should be done by 4:30 latest.

    April 4, 2013

  • Gail

    I am so excited

    1 · April 3, 2013

    • Brenda M.

      See you Saturday!

      April 3, 2013

    • sherry y.

      Hi, brenda, can I have your phone number in case I lost?

      April 4, 2013

  • Tamra J.

    Brenda.. did you bring your kayaks? I'm bringing mine and Wendy is bringing up my other one.. hoping you and anyone else who brought their boats will come join me for a paddle on Saturday. It is supposed to be pretty nice weather by then I think :)

    April 3, 2013

    • Tamra J.

      Great Sherry!! See you at Arrowhead ;)

      April 4, 2013

    • Brenda M.

      Got the Kayak. Been too cold to use it so far. Hope Saturday is better.

      April 4, 2013

  • Gail

    Hey Yall. I will be coming Saturday noonish and I am bring my 3 grandkids. age 7 and 8 . We will be on site #50 in tents.

    April 3, 2013

    • sherry y.

      KIm, before you go, I suggest print direction from yahoo or googl, some times GPS does not work , I was

      April 4, 2013

    • sherry y.

      mis follow GPS many times!

      April 4, 2013

  • Dawn

    OK I have a change in venue...I will now be on site 24.

    April 1, 2013

    • Dawn

      Your AWESOME Brenda. See you on Friday.

      April 2, 2013

    • Mike

      I see I'm being very well taken care of...thanks :)

      1 · April 3, 2013

  • Mike

    I'll try again..

    Anyone bringing a Dutch Oven for cobbler...or willing to carry one? I can't bring one on the motorcycle

    April 3, 2013

    • Brenda M.

      Mike, if no one has one you can use the oven in my camper. Not as much fun but it will work. lol

      April 3, 2013

  • Nancy L.

    Will we kayak on Saturday? I also want to do the hike to the Nifty Rocks which is a scenic overlook over Badin Lake (never done it, but would like to). It should be only 3 miles round trip. Anyone want to do with me?

    April 2, 2013

    • Michael B.

      sounds like a good way to break in my new hiking boots!

      1 · April 2, 2013

    • Nancy L.

      Double up on your socks or bring plenty of band aids so you don't blister! LOL

      April 3, 2013

  • Diana M.

    We plan to leave @ 4:00 pm. We are on site # 33. We do not know if we need to eat before getting to the campground. Gustavo is usually very hungry @ 6:00 pm. Looking forward to seeing all of you.

    April 2, 2013

    • Brenda M.

      Plan to have fire going and hotdogs ready to cook over fire as campers arrive. I am here all week. Feel free to grab a bite and go back to finish setting up.

      2 · April 2, 2013

  • Michael B.

    Phyllis and I are both working on Friday and have to gather up the grandkids so we are not sure when we will get there but if we don't see you on Friday we will see you Saturday morning. We are looking forward to seeing everyone. It seems like forever since we have camped together.

    April 2, 2013

  • Nancy L.

    Is anyone staying through Monday?
    Looks like rain Thursday and Friday, with the best days being Saturday and Sunday... and Monday even better. Since I don't like to set up in the rain, I may not come till Friday eve or mid-Saturday morning.

    April 1, 2013

    • Michael B.

      Phyllis and I will be staying.

      April 1, 2013

    • Nancy L.

      Awesome! I'll stay through Monday then!

      1 · April 2, 2013

  • Mike

    Anyone bringing a Dutch Oven for cobbler?

    April 2, 2013

  • Tamara (.

    I reserved site 23 for Friday and Saturday.

    April 1, 2013

  • Dawn

    Does anyone remember site #14 from past trips? Now that I have booked the site, further down the page I read, this site not good for tent camping. Looking for input...

    March 31, 2013

    • Brenda M.

      No trees in middle of site. More of a problem with slope. Going up on one side and down on the other. A big tent will fit but will crowd the site.

      March 31, 2013

    • Dawn

      Thank you Brenda.

      March 31, 2013

  • Tamara (.

    My trip was canceled, so now I can attend.

    1 · March 31, 2013

    • Brenda M.

      Come on. Glad you can join us.

      1 · March 31, 2013

    • Ramona H.

      Yea! Looking forward to you joining us.

      1 · March 31, 2013

  • Dawn

    Are we doing something on Saturday night as a group?

    March 31, 2013

    • Michael B.

      We will have a fire and everyone is welcome. We never really have a plan but always seem to end up together.

      1 · March 31, 2013

  • Brenda M.

    Welcome wagon on Site 12 Friday as folks roll in. Hot dogs and fixings. Campfire going to cook your dogs weather permitting
    So plan to eat dinner here. I am here all week so I will be waiting. :^}. Just let me know how many so I will know how many dogs to thaw. If it is raining no problem. Will just serve them up out my back door. Excited to see everyone.

    1 · March 30, 2013

    • Julie L.

      Brenda, I will be glad to bring the onions.

      March 31, 2013

    • Dawn

      If you need anything else, let me know.

      March 31, 2013

  • Mike

    3 miles of gravel road on the motorcycle!!!

    Should be fun! :D

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Mike

    It's a hike for me (coming from Rock Hill) but I'll be there. I'll need to share a site with a few trees for my hammock tent.

    Also bringing a new attachment for my stove, it now has a grill piece.

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Dawn

    I am on site #14

    March 31, 2013

    • Dawn

      The only way I can come is to bring my dogs.

      1 · March 31, 2013

    • Dawn

      I can't wait to see you all!!!

      1 · March 31, 2013

  • Ramona H.

    If you are bringing a gchilling or a chilling, I have entertainment for them at the Welcome wagon on Site 12 after dinner. Yes, Wendy that means you too (dictated by Joey).

    March 30, 2013

  • sherry y.

    i am in site 19, can not wait to say hello to every campers and natures

    2 · March 23, 2013

    • Brenda M.

      Gonna have dogs and baked beans. Can you bring a bag of chips?

      March 30, 2013

    • Brenda M.

      Sorry, that was meant for Kim

      March 30, 2013

  • Nancy L.

    I'll be coming up on Thursday and sharing site #45 with Kim. Last year I loved Badin Lake and the trails, and especially the company! Looking forward to it.

    March 15, 2013

  • Nancy L.

    Kim - I'm also tent camping. I'm interested in sharing your site. I'll email you.

    March 15, 2013

  • Lisa Popp H.

    Sorry Mike. We'll be at Disney! Yippee!

    March 14, 2013

  • Michael B.

    We will be bring the grandkids.

    March 11, 2013

  • Gail

    Is anyone bringing grandkids or kids. Is this a good place to bring kids to?

    March 9, 2013

    • Michael B.

      We might bring the gk's (boy 6 & girl almost 5). There are nice trails and there is a paved bike/walking path that runs all the way around the campground. It is a nice place for kids.

      1 · March 9, 2013

    • Ramona H.

      Oh good! Get to see my darlings again!

      March 11, 2013

  • Joey H.

    on #34

    February 9, 2013

    • Brenda M.

      I'll be waiting on you!:^}

      February 11, 2013

    • Ramona H.

      Enjoy the peace and quiet until we all get there. LOL LOL

      February 11, 2013

  • Wendy B.

    Looking foward to going again. Is this the park I had such fun trying to find.

    November 25, 2012

    • Ramona H.

      Since you have been there before, it may not take you hours to find. Call one of us and we will resue you. Can't wait to see you again!

      February 11, 2013

    • Wendy B.

      I dont know about not getting lost. But it will probably be easier. Need to make sure I am there early.

      February 11, 2013

  • Diana M.

    Site # 33

    February 11, 2013

  • Brenda M.

    On site #12

    February 10, 2013

  • Ramona H.

    Love when we are both of the computers at the same time. Two rooms apart and I find out where we will be camping on the computer.

    1 · February 9, 2013

  • Julie L.

    We have site 38 reserved

    February 9, 2013

  • Michael B.

    You can make reservations at www.reserveamerica.com. We will have a few members arriving earlier in the week and a few staying into early the following week.

    1 · November 25, 2012

    • Diana M.

      Could you email us your campsite number? Thanks?

      February 9, 2013

    • Michael B.

      we are on 40.

      February 9, 2013

  • Tamra J.

    #37... going to try a new spot :)

    November 26, 2012

  • Ramona H.

    Woo hoo! April 3 - 7!! Anyone want to arrive early and play with us??

    November 25, 2012

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