West Morris Campground

The Uwharrie National Forest has epic adventures that beg an overnight stay — if for no other reason than you’ll be too pooped to drive home afterward. There’s the 20-mile Uwharrie National Recreation Trail, for instance, which runs north-south through the heart of the Uwharries (and can be accessed right off the campground). Or the Wood Run Mountain Bike Trail System, a baby bear/mama bear/papa bear network consisting of the 11-mile Wood Run Trail (easy), 5-mile Supertree Trail (moderate) and the 6-mile Keyauee Trail (more difficult). Oh, and there’s oceans of paddling on nearby Badin Lake.

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Getting there from downtown Greensboro

Address: North of Uwharrie on SR 1303
City: Uwharrie
State: N.C.
Zip: 27371
Distance: 1 hour from downtown
Latitude: 35.2577
Longitude: 79.5969
No. of campsites: 14
No. with hookups: 0
No. without hookups: 14
Primitive sites: Available on nearby Uwharrie National Recreation Trail
Reservations? No
Cost: $5
Year-round? Yes
Gate hours: None
Stuff to do nearby: Hiking, paddling, mountain biking