Tucked among tall pines and stately oaks in the heart of the Uwharrie Mountains in northeastern Stanly County, the picturesque town of Badin serves as a unique gateway for North Carolina’s central park. Settled by French employees of the L’ Aluminum Françias in the early twentieth century, Badin continues to exude the charm of a French Provincial village, reminiscent of its founders homeland.
The town, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is accessible by several main routes, but may be pleasantly approached by the Pee Dee Valley Scenic Byway that snakes around Morrow Mountain State Park and through rolling hills of rural farmland. Badin’s tree lined lanes lead to a variety of recreational activities and interesting sites, including boating, golfing, swimming, fine dining, and museums. Outdoor enthusiast will appreciate the wide array and abundance of wildlife, as well as pristine forests and winding hiking trails.
The reservoir covers an area of 5,350 acres, has 115 miles of shoreline, a maximum depth of 200 feet. Water fluctuations are minor.
Swimming area, beaches, boating, water sports, picnic areas, and fishing.
Enjoy a day in a friendly environment. The Gateway to Lake Tillery is located in Norwood, NC. The town is a reminder of how the American culture used to be, friendly people, quaint shops, and the small town charm that everyone needs to experience at least once. Let your mind wonder while enjoying a relaxing cruise up and down Lake Tillery. Be sure to stop at one of the marinas and enjoy socializing with everyone who is out and about. You’ll notice that everyone is friendly as you sail by resident’s homes that blend into the beautiful landscape that was here waiting on us. Sail down to the mouth of the Uwharrie River and enjoy hanging out on the sandbar which is in front of Morrow Mountain State Park. Drop your line and try for that illusive “big one.” Enjoy the abundance of water sports happening all over the lake. You can find all of this and more at Lake Tillery.
Lake Tillery is more than 5,000 acres with 104 miles of shoreline. A maximum depth of 70 feet and water fluctuations are minor.
Swimming, boating, boat rentals, fishing, water sports. The fishing and boating are great! Numerous, attractive lake front housing communities provide residents with year-round enjoyment of this popular destination. The northern end of the lake is bounded by Morrow Mountain State Park and the Uwharrie National Forest. It is here that the tranquil Uwharrie River flows into the mighty Yadkin and the river changes names to the Pee Dee.
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Lakes and Boating Accesses
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