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Badin Lake In North Carolina

Badin Lake, North Carolina

Boating, camping and fishing.

Boating at Badin Lake is refreshing as the water here stays cooler during summer than many of the other nearby lake. Campgrounds and RV parks are located around the lake, along with several boat ramps for convenient launching. Several marinas offer gas, boat rentals, fishing tackle, boating supplies, groceries and ice. There is also a grille with snacks, sandwiches and hot meals. Bass, stripers, crappie, white bass and catfish are favored targets of local anglers. The sunfish populations are healthy and grow to good eating size. Badin Lake is a 5,000-acre reservoir in the central part of the state, with easy access from all directions. Over 100 miles of shoreline offers plenty of fishing opportunity - from shore or from a boat, canoe or kayak. Rocks, brush, boulders and boat docks are favorite targets for bass anglers. The lake has plenty of structure at varying depths as the fish move deeper. Reefs, ledges, points and humps, especially those with drop-offs into deeper creek channels, tend to hold fish as well as schools of baitfish.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES


Badin Lake Campground - 910 576-6391

Whip-O-Will Campground - 336 461-2121

Arrowhead Campground - 910 576-6391

Badin Lake Group Campground - 910 576-6391

Badin Reservoir Map


Fish species found in Badin Lake include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, white bass and striped bass.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish White Bass Striped bass

Click here for a NC Fishing License.

Local Contact Information

Fish Tales Marina & Grille
700 Lake Forest Dr
New London, NC 28127
336 461-2565

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