The first weekend in April awakens a familiar creature in the Uwharrie National Forest North Carolina. The ATV off-road enthusiast has been hibernating for the winter, yet not asleep. He has been giving attention to his 4X4, quad, dirt bike, and other off-road toys, preparing them for this awakening. They arrive from all over the Southeast, flooding the local convenience stores for gas, munchies and any other off-road needs.
The local campgrounds are booked months in advance, as are the local motels.
The Uwharrie National Forest boasts 16 total miles of ATV trails, the sum of 8 separate smaller, interconnected ATV obstacle courses. These trails range in length from under 1 mile to in excess of 3 miles, with the majority open to ANY off-road type vehicles. Helmets must be worn on all trails, which are monitored by the NC Wildlife Agency. Uwharrie National Forest is located 60 miles East of Charlotte, NC off Highway 24-27, and boasts campgrounds, primitive camping, and equestrian trails and facilities, in addition to the OHV trail system. Fees are $5.00 per day/per vehicle and season passes available for $30.00.
If you’re looking for scenic spot to spend a long weekend, and aren’t afraid of some off-road mud, join us in Uwharrie for some real off-road adventures!