DescriptionCovering more than 50,000 acres in the North Carolina Piedmont region, Uwharrie National Forest was established in 1961 and is one of the smaller national forests. Named for the Uwharrie Mountains, the forest is traversed by the Uwharrie, Yadkin and Pee Dee rivers.
Fishing and hunting are permitted in season. For information about regulations contact the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission; phone (919) 707-0010. The forest borders 8,000-acre Badin Lake, near Troy; campgrounds and boat ramps are available. For hikers, the 20-mile Uwharrie Trail runs north to south through the national forest. The ranger station is 2 miles east of Troy on SR 24/27. For further information contact the District Ranger, 789 SR 24/27E, Troy, NC 27371; phone (910) 576-6391.