If you have a need for speed, there’s no limit to the fun you’ll have on the waterways of the NC Triad. Several lakes welcome jet skiing, and plenty of local outfitters supply jet ski rentals and more. After a day of jet skiing here, you’ll find there’s nothing quite like being on the water in the Triad.


Stake a Claim for Choice Lakes


With parts within the Uwharrie National Forest, Badin Lake is a jet ski destination and more. The lake stretches 5,350 acres, and its recreation area in Uwharrie offers plenty of wide-open stretches to cruise on a jet ski. The Cove Boat Ramp is open to motorized watercraft. You can also enjoy boating, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and camping, among other recreational activities. 

At 3,863 acres, the Belews Lake reservoir near Stokesdale includes multiple launches and marinas, including the Carolina and Humphrey’s Ridge. The lake has long stretches of lakefront perfect for jet skiing, as well as boating, water skiing, and more.


Selecting an Outfitter


Plenty of outfitters are committed to jet skiing fun in the NC Triad. 

If you’re bringing a jet ski on your trip and need extra parts or would like to purchase a jet ski while in town, Belew Wake Marine near Belews Lake can help. 

Uwharrie Adventures offers half- and full-day rentals that allow you to explore Badin Lake and the entire Uwharrie National Forest.