- $5 per day or $30 for a year pass.
- Pay at the Eldorado Outpost gas station or Mullinix gas
station just outside of the park.
- Many trails are accessible to stock (unmodified) four-wheel
- Individual trails vary in length from 1.4 miles to 3.4 miles,
but OHV area networks trails into approximately 20 miles of
contiguous trails with minimal recrossing.
- Many trails provide obstacles requiring the use of a spotter
or trail guide
- Some areas may be traversed in a different manner greatly
increasing or decreasing the technical difficulty of the
- Many obstacles do not have provisions for bypassing
- Trails at Uwharrie are excellent for beginner-to-intermediate
levels and provide fun and enjoyable 4x4 experiences
- Trail system closes for reconstitution between the months of
December and March
- Trail ratings range from 3-8 [1-10 scale]
Uwharrie Info Site
- The Badin Lake OHV area is made of former logging and mining
trails cut into mountainous terrain and the Uwharrie River
- The terrain is rolling, with several steep, winding trails and
several creek crossings utilizing corduroy fords
- Rock outcroppings and steep drop-offs are common, with the
majority of trail obstacles being rock formations surrounded by
- Primitive camping is free and allowed anywhere in Uwharrie
National Forest not posted as "No Camping"
- Campsites with amenities are:
- Arrowhead Campground/Group Camp (Tent/Trailer) [Running
water, flush toilets, showers, hookups, table, grill, etc.]
- Badin Lake Campground (Tent/Trailer) [Hand pump water,
port-a-potties, table, grill]
- Hunt Camp (Tent) [Hand pump water, port-a-potties]
Campsites with Amenities
- Directions to Uwharrie National Forest from Raleigh, NC
- Take 440 to highway 64 west
- You will go through many small towns, IE: Siler city, Ramseur, etc..
- When you get into Asheboro look for Highway 49 west/south
It will be a left turn next to a gas station then a right turn to get onto highway 49
- Take highway 49 until you see highway 109 exit..
- Take this exit
- at bottom of ramp turn left.. you will now be on highway 109..
- You will stay on this road for about 10 to 15 mins..
- on your right you will see A big open field and a Gas station (it is called Eldorado Outpost).
- Pull in park and go inside and purchase either an OHV day trail pass or a yearly trail pass so you will be allowed to wheel legally on the trail system.
- Now follow the map to get to Uwharrie National Forest, a minute or two south of Eldorado Outpost.