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Badin Lake | Lake Tillery

Badin Lake

Lake Tillery, NCTucked among tall pines and stately oaks in the heart of the Uwharrie Mountains of 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 enthusiasts will appreciate the wide array and abundance of wildlife, as well as pristine forests and winding hiking trails.

Lake facts:

The reservoir covers an area of 5,350 acres with 115 miles of shoreline, and a maximum depth of 200 feet. Water fluctuations are minor.


Swimming area, public beaches, boating, water sports, picnic areas, and fishing.


The mystery of the World War II B-25 and Badin Lake (Click Here)

A World War II B-25 bomber and the bodies of its pilot and co-pilot have rested at the bottom of Badin Lake in Stanly County for more than 70 years. The stories and conspiracy theories surrounding the crash and the fact that the wreckage and bodies were never recovered have made the lake a popular spot for history buffs.

Lake Tillery

Lake Tillery, NCEnjoy 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, with friendly people, quaint shops, and the small town charm that everyone needs to experience at least once. Let your mind wander 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. Cast your line and try for that illusive “big one.” Enjoy the abundance of water sports happening all over the lake. The northern end of the lake is bordered 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.

Lake Facts:

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.



Lake Rentals



Tillery Boat Rentals 


Rama Rentals

1183 Lilly’s Bridge Rd, Mount Gilead, North Carolina

1935 East Main Street, Albemarle, NC 28001



Badin Lake Canoe & Kayak Rentals
42 Falls Road Badin, NC 28009


River Rooster Kayak Rentals 1127 North Main Street Oakboro, NC 28129 704.781.7454

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