Badin Lake

The Mystery of Badin Lake

A wartime tragedy became lake lore in Stanly County. Setting the record straight, easing the heartbreak, and putting rumors to rest has taken more than 75 years — and counting.
written by Robyn Yiğit Smith

Whether you are spending a week at a rental house or a day at one of the public access areas, Badin Lake can be fun for the whole family. Swimming, boating, paddle boarding, sun bathing, picnicing or fishing, there is something for everyone.