The Uwharrie Mountains


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.

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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 picknic 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.