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Camping - Canebrake Horse camp

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Canebrake Horse Camp
Located on Forest Road 544, Canebrake Horse Camp has 29 sites, each with a parking spur for trailers, table, grill, lantern post, and hitching post.  Two vehicles are allowed per site.  The campground has potable water spigots located throughout the camp, as are showers and toilets.  There is a sewage dump station and horse washing rack centrally located.  A campground host is located at site 20 for help and information.  Open year-round. Reservations available.*

Canebrake Horse Camp Fees

Canebrake Horse camp is the newest campground in the Uwharrie National Forest. Located in the Badin Lake area, there are 32 miles of horse trails and a full range of amenities for horse campers. Visitors can also enjoy other Badin lake recreation opportunities such as fishing, waterskiing and hiking.

The camps main attraction is the area's 25 riding trails, which can be accessed from the camp by the Home Trail. the single-track trails meander through about 4,000 acres of oak-hickory and oak-pine forests. Climbing hills and crossing streams, trail riders can hear a variety of songbird tunes and watch deer bound and wild turkey scurry through the woods. Enormous boulders, some as large as 15' tall, can also be seen.

The 3-mile River Trail, rated "more difficult", traces the Uwharrie River. Rated as "easy", the 1.3 mile Robbins Trail crosses the backbone of a scenic ridge of the Uwharrie Mountains and accesses the Deepwater Trail area.

From Troy, travel about 10 miles and turn left onto Mullinix Rd. (SR 1154). Follow Mullinix Rd. for about 2 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right onto McLeans Creek Rd. (FR 554) and travel about 1/4 mile to the campground on the right.

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