Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bandits Roost CG (Kerr Scott Lake COE), Wilkesboro, NC

Date of Stay:  Monday June 18 - Tuesday June 26, 2012 (8 nights)

Rate:  $11/night (Access Pass discount)

Website:  Bandits Roost CG
   667 Jess Walsh Rd
   Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Description:  Set in the foothills so it is hilly and wooded.  Paved roadways with gravel parking pads.  Fire ring, concrete picnic table, water and 50A at each site.  The lake is popular with motorboats on the weekends.  Small swim area but nice natural setting.  We stayed on site B90 which is a first come site.  There are about 100 sites and 86% are reservable.  Sites could use some work such as adding more gravel to level up and new timber edging.  Two dump stations within the park.

Activities:  Close enough to a nice size town for shopping.  Natural setting so we enjoyed sitting outside and listening to the birds.  Very nice Education Center near the Kerr Scott Dam.  Nice place to take a drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Blowing Rock.  Mountain View Overlook down the road has a beautiful view of the headwaters and lake in the distance.

Trash and Recycle:  Dumpsters near the dump stations.  Recycling bin near one of the dumpsters.

Bandit's Roost CG Kerr Scott Resevoir COE site 90  Bandit's Roost CG Kerr Scott Resevoir COE site 90

IMG_1243  Kerr Scott Resevoir from the Mountain View Overlook
Mountain View Overlook                             Kerr Scott Lake from the Overlook

Back Yard of the Visitor Center for Kerr Scott Reservoir COE  Pam and Gin at a Roadside Stand near Blowing Rock NC
Education Center                                      Produce stand near Blowing Rock, NC

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