Badin Lake, located in the gorgeous Uwharrie National Forest and Morrow Mountain State Park, is known for its hiking, camping, boating, swimming and so much more.
Badin is one of a series of lakes formed by the damming the Yadkin Pee-Dee River. It is a 5,320-acre lake with 115 miles of shoreline with a maximum depth of 190 feet (locals say 300 feet). Badin Lake is home to many fishing tournaments, as game fish are plentiful. Cube Hydro Carolinas owns and controls Badin Lake.
In 1944, a B-25 crashed into Badin Lake and remains there today. The pilot was said to have detoured from his approved flight plans to make a flyover as a romantic gesture for his bride of 7 months.
The Town of Badin, A French-flavored town at the foot of the Uwharries was started in the spring of 1913 to house workers and engineers of the French company L’Aluminum. For these reasons, Badin is on the Register of Historic Places.
Badin is centrally located approximately one hour from Charlotte, Greensboro, and Pinehurst and only 3 hours from the Appalachian Mountains or beaches on the East Coast.
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