The Uwharrie National Forest is located in North Carolina in the Montgomery, Randolph, and Davidson Counties.
The Badin Lake OHV Area offers 16 miles of trails maintained primarily for 4WD vehicle (i.e., Jeeps, etc), ATV and motorcycle use, toilets, parking areas, information boards and trash collection.
Uwharrie Ranger District
789 NC Hwy 24/27 East
Troy, NC 27371-9332
Primary web site for Forest Service announcements and info: www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc/
Forest Service website for Uwharrie recreation: www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc/recreation/uwharrie/ and then click on “Off-Road-Vehicle Trails & Tips.” These pages include a couple of maps of the trails and how to get trail passes.
Uwharrie discussion and announcement forums: www.UwharrieInfo.us
Please phone ahead to the Ranger office to make sure the Uwharrie OHV Trail System is not under a weather closure when you arrive. The OHV trails are usually closed during the winter (approx mid-December through end of March).
Maps that we have found on-line are:
Nearby towns with motels are Albemarle, NC and Troy, NC.
Eldorado Outpost (4021 NC Hwy 109 N, Troy, NC 27371 ) is the closest and best place for maps and a tenth of a mile from the trails: Find it on Google Maps