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Badin-Lake is situated in the heart of the Uwharrie National Forest near the community of New London in North Carolina's Heartland region, approximately 50 minutes from Charlotte. The lake has 115 miles of shoreline, two-thirds of which are undeveloped, and it's also the site of a private golf course. Activities on the lake include swimming, boating, fishing, jet skiing, sailing and water skiing. One boat ramp, with free access, is located on the lake, and there is also a day use area for picnicking. A 37-site campground borders Badin Lake, suitable for tents or trailers. The Uwharrie National Forest was proclaimed a national forest in 1961, making it one of the most recently formed in the National Forest System. At just 50,189 acres, the Uwharrie Forest is small, but provides a wide variety of natural resources, including pristine rivers and streams, diverse vegetation and wildlife. Rich in history, gold was found in the Uwharrie Mountains in the early 1800s, with another boom during the Great Depression. Some of the old mine shafts still remain and some people still pan for gold in the area streams. Other attractions near Badin Lake include the North Carolina Zoological Park, Town Creek Indian Mound, Reeds Gold Mine, the Charlotte Motor Speedway and pottery shopping in the nearby Seagrove area.

Surrounding areas: High Rock Lake, North Carolina (17.3 mi), Burnsville, North Carolina (22.9 mi), Marion, North Carolina (37.1 mi), Pinehurst, North Carolina (39.3 mi), Monroe, North Carolina (39.6 mi)

Badin Lake Vacation Rentals

Badin Lake Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Holiday Inn Express500 Leonard AveAlbemarle, NC7.0 mi.(704) 986-2100
Best Western Executive Inn735 Hwy 24/27 BypAlbemarle, NC7.7 mi.(704) 983-6990
Sleep Inn & Suites621 Hwy 24-27 Byp EastAlbemarle, NC7.7 mi.(704) 983-2770
Uwharrie Mountain Lodge24-27 WTroy, NC11.9 mi.(910) 572-3701
Hampton Inn2300 US 52NAlbemarle, NC12.9 mi.(704) 985-1111
Days Inn531 E Main StBiscoe, NC18.5 mi.(910) 428-2525
Super 81020 Albemarle RdAsheboro, NC23.6 mi.(336) 625-1880
Ramada Limited825 West Dixie DrAsheboro, NC23.8 mi.(336) 626-4414
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1113 E Dixie DrAsheboro, NC25.3 mi.(336) 636-5222
Hampton Inn Hotel1137 E Dixie DrAsheboro, NC25.4 mi.(336) 625-9000
Comfort Inn242 Lakecrest RdAsheboro, NC25.9 mi.(336) 626-3680
Days Inn321 Bendix DrSalisbury, NC26.3 mi.(704) 633-5961
Comfort Suites Salisbury1040 E Innes StSalisbury, NC26.4 mi.(704) 630-0065
Super 8925 Bendix DrSalisbury, NC26.4 mi.(704) 738-8888
Howard Johnson1011 E Innes StSalisbury, NC26.5 mi.(704) 633-8850
Travelodge1328 Jake Alexander BlvdSalisbury, NC26.6 mi.(704) 636-8910
Hampton Inn Salisbury1001 Klumac RdSalisbury, NC26.8 mi.(704) 637-8000
Best Western Kannapolis Inn2808 Lane StKannapolis, NC27.0 mi.(704) 933-5080
Best Western Salisbury Inn825 Klumac RdSalisbury, NC27.0 mi.(704) 633-5777
Colonial Inn1325 Hwy 29 NConcord, NC27.4 mi.(704) 782-2146
Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord/Golf Resort & Spa5400 John Q HammonsConcord, NC27.4 mi.(704) 455-8200
Hampton Inn & Suites Speedway9850 Weddington Rd ExtensionConcord, NC27.4 mi.(704) 979-5600
Sleep Inn & Suites7821 Gtwy LnConcord, NC27.4 mi.(704) 454-5219
Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Concord7725 Sossaman LnConcord, NC27.4 mi.(704) 979-5555
Holiday Inn Salisbury530 Jake Alexander Blvd SSalisbury, NC27.5 mi.(704) 637-3100
Executive Inn2118 S Main StSalisbury, NC27.9 mi.(704) 637-6726
Hampton Inn Concord/Kannapolis612 Dickens PlConcord, NC28.0 mi.(704) 793-9700
Sleep Inn1120 Copperfield BlvdConcord, NC28.0 mi.(704) 788-2150
Studio 13200 Cloverleaf PkwyKannapolis, NC29.0 mi.(704) 788-2140
Friendship Inn724 Kannapolis HwyConcord, NC29.1 mi.(704) 788-8550
Friendship Inn2451 Kannapolis HwyConcord, NC29.1 mi.(704) 788-8550
Howard Johnson Inn1601 Concord PkwyConcord, NC29.1 mi.(704) 786-5181
Fairfield Inn By Marriott3033 Cloverleaf PkwyKannapolis, NC29.1 mi.(704) 795-4888
Microtel Inn & Suites3113 Cloverleaf PkwyKannapolis, NC29.1 mi.(704) 782-2300
Comfort Suites Of Lexington1620 Cotton GRV RdLexington, NC29.4 mi.(704) 352-2333
Holiday Inn Express101 PLZ PkwyLexington, NC29.4 mi.(336) 243-2929
Super 8 Motel1631 Cotton GRV RdLexington, NC29.4 mi.(336) 357-6444

Badin Lake Weather & Climate

Central North Carolina, or The Heartland, is partially protected by the mountain ranges from the cold air that moves southeastward across the central States. During an average winter, temperatures in central North Carolina range about 10 degrees warmer than the coast, and 10 - 20 degrees warmer than the High Country. The rise in average temperature is greater in May than in any other month, and likewise, the drop in temperature is greater in October than in any other month. There is no pronounced wet or dry season in North Carolina, and rainfall varies throughout the year. Summer precipitation is normally the greatest; showers and thunderstorms are common. Autumn is the driest season. Average humidity does not vary greatly from season to season, and the lowest relative humidity is found over the southern Piedmont region.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 50°F 27°F 4.37 in. -
February 54°F 29°F 3.64 in. -
March 62°F 36°F 4.83 in. -
April 71°F 43°F 3.33 in. -
May 78°F 54°F 4.24 in. -
June 85°F 63°F 4.38 in. -
July 88°F 67°F 5.23 in. -
August 87°F 66°F 4.13 in. -
September 81°F 59°F 4.45 in. -
October 72°F 46°F 3.56 in. -
November 62°F 37°F 3.30 in. -
December 53°F 30°F 3.30 in. -

Badin Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Stanly County airport (VUJ) located about 3 miles west of Badin Lake in Albemarle, North Carolina, the Asheboro Municipal airport (HBI) located approximately 19 miles northeast of Badin Lake in Asheboro, North Carolina, the Anson County airport (AFP) located roughly 27 miles south of Badin Lake in Wadesboro, North Carolina, the Rowan County airport (RUQ) located around 28 miles northwest of Badin Lake in Salisbury, North Carolina, the Concord Regional airport (JQF) located about 34 miles west of Badin Lake in Concord, North Carolina, the Monroe Regional airport (EQY) located approximately 40 miles southwest of Badin Lake in Monroe, North Carolina, the Moore County airport (SOP) located roughly 41 miles southeast of Badin Lake in Pinehurst / Southern Pines, North Carolina, the Piedmont Triad International airport (GSO) located around 47 miles north of Badin Lake in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Charlotte Douglas International airport (CLT) located about 49 miles west of Badin Lake in Charlotte, North Carolina, and finally the Smith Reynolds airport (INT) located approximately 49 miles north of Badin Lake in Winston - Salem, North Carolina.

Badin Lake Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersConcordNC27.4 mi.
Paramount's CarowindsCharlotteNC44.3 mi.
Wet 'n Wild Emerald PointeGreensboroNC48.2 mi.
Pedroland ParkDillonSC80.5 mi.
Water Parks
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC48.2 mi.
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC50.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Montgomery Country ClubTroyNC12.4 mi.
Asheboro Country ClubAsheboroNC23.1 mi.
Asheboro Municipal Golf CourseAsheboroNC25.1 mi.
Tot Hill Farm Golf ClubAsheboroNC25.1 mi.
Uwharrie Golf ClubAsheboroNC25.1 mi.
Corbin Hills Golf CourseSalisburyNC25.5 mi.
Crescent Golf ClubSalisburyNC27.4 mi.
Foxwood Golf ClubSalisburyNC27.4 mi.
McCanless Golf ClubSalisburyNC27.4 mi.
Riverside Country ClubRobbinsNC28.9 mi.
Lexington Golf ClubLexingtonNC29.1 mi.
Warrior Golf Club at Lake WrightChina GroveNC29.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC110.2 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC112.2 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC112.2 mi.
State Parks
Morrow Mountain State ParkNC2.2 mi. 
Town Creek Indian Mound State ParkNC18.9 mi. 
Daniel Boone State ParkNC32.9 mi. 
Stanly County Historic Preservation Commission MuseumAlbemarleNC7.7 mi.(History)
Rankin Museum of American and Natural HistoryEllerbeNC30.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
DoorsAdvanceNC40.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Historic Latta PlantationHuntersvilleNC42.2 mi.(History)
Malcolm Blue FarmAberdeenNC42.4 mi.(History)
LightfactoryCharlotteNC44.3 mi.(Art)
Mint Musuem of ArtCharlotteNC44.3 mi.(Art)
ArtQuestGreensboroNC48.2 mi.(Children's)
Greensboro Historical MuseumGreensboroNC48.2 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
North Carolina Zoological ParkAsheboroNC25.4 mi.
Riverbanks Zoological Park and Botanical GardenColumbiaSC111.7 mi.

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