Welcome to Heron Bay The life you're dreaming of is waiting for you at Heron Bay - a protected, gated residential community adjacent to the 46,390 acre Uwharrie National Forest. You'll discover a wealth of sporting and social activities, or simply a relaxing retreat from the fast lane.
While taking great care to preserve the century-old oaks and natural beauty of the property, a host of amenities have been created to enhance your lifestyle including a protected gated community with magnificent lake-front owners clubhouse, walking trails, private and community boat slips, on-property boat storage and launch, and of course access to Badin Lake. The only thing missing is you!
About Badin Lake Badin Lake was constructed in 1917 by the Alcoa, Inc. on the Yadkin River. The reservoir covers an area of 5,350 acres, has 115 miles of shoreline, a maximum depth of 190 feet. A large portion of Badin Lake's shoreline adjoins the beautiful Uwharrie National Forest which received its name from the oldest mountain range in North America, the Uwharrie Mountains. Some 500 million years ago, the Uwharrie Mountains emerged from the soils of North Carolina's central piedmont.
According to archeologist, the Uwharrie Mountains were once a chain of islands crushed by prehistoric collision between Africa and North America. While the dinosaurs that roamed those 20,000 foot summits are long since extinct, the Uwharrie's now top out at around 1,000 feet. A little known fact is the Uwharries also boast more archaeological sites per acre than any other forest in the Southeast.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy designated 43,000 acres of Montgomery, Randolph and Davidson Counties as a National Forest. Efforts to consolidate land ownership for more effective management have resulted in the addition of approximately 3,000 more acres giving the Uwharrie a total of 46,390 acres. Needless to say, Uwharrie National Forest enhances the beauty and tranquility of Badin Lake's shoreline.
Heron Bay Homeowners Association, c/o Henderson Association Management 3030 Latrobe Drive, Charlotte, NC 28211 phone 704-535-1122 4u2contact@HeronBay.Org