Estimated and documented for 500 million years ago, the Uwharrie Mountains,

which is almost centrally located in the direct middle of North Carolina, emerged

from the natural soils of the central Piedmont Area, making them the

oldest mountain range in North America's History.

 

Over time the same forces of erosion that wore the Appalachians down

from their former Rocky Mountain-like heights also took their toll on the

Uwharrie Mountain range, which now top out at around 1,000 feet.

The Uwharrie Lakes Region contains some of the most significant

Native American archeological sites in North America.

 

 

 
 
 

Attracted by the long Yadkin-Pee Dee River and also the mass

abundance natural wildlife, a succession of Indian cultures began

settling in the region as far back as 12,000 years ago.

 

There are six man made lakes that lie along the river chain. They are

(from north to south) High Rock Lake, Tuckertown Reservoir,

Badin Lake, Falls Lake, Lake Tillery, and Blewett Falls Lake.

 

At the region's center, the Uwharrie River joins the Yadkin to

become the Pee Dee as it flows south through Georgetown,

South Carolina and into the Atlantic Ocean.

 

The official overall size of the Uwharrie National Forrest

is 53,000 acres. If you are looking for a fun afternoon

to go along with your fun wine experience here...then... 

 

 
 
 

 

Think about planning also a trip to Morrow Mountain. The entrance to this

 Federal Wildlife Area is only 20 minutes away from our winery. Morrow Mountain

is 4792 acres and recreation is plentiful in and around the waters of Badin Lake,

 Lake Tillery, and Morrow Mountain. Fishing and boating are popular pastimes

and true nature lovers can pick from miles of trails to travel on by foot

or by horseback and there are plenty of picnic areas to enjoy.

 

Many of the Uwharrie Vineyards' staff really enjoy their free time there hiking

every week and relaxing in the great outdoors.  And for those out-of-town

visitors who want to stay and take it all in for a relaxing weekend, there are

cabins and camping sites available there and we also have many Bed

and Breakfast Inns and Hotels in and around the area. So come,

sample some award winning wines, relax, and enjoy.

 

 

 

 

Visit this NC Parks Link to see just a little more about Morrow Mountain, Uwharrie National Forest, and other great North Carolina locations and resources.