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Bandits Roost CG, NC (COE)


Bandits Roost CG is located on the east shore of W. Kerr Scott Reservoir, about 5 miles SW of Wilkesboro, NC. There are 107 sites, of which 80 are RV sites. Fishing, boating, and hiking opportunities are also offered.


Here we are on site #31, with a great view of the lake. Setting up the satellite dish here was a snap. But we were in a Verizon Extended Network area, and although voice was fine, no data capability was available.

Date of visit: Apr 2006

This shows sites 24-29, located on an open little peninsula. In the distance is W.Kerr Scott Dam.

All sites offer W/E (30A) hookups.

Although the COE now uses ReserveAmerica, they do keep more sites available for first-come/first-served - 40%. So it's considerably easier to get a site than at most state parks.

There are two CG loops. The previous pictures show sites from Area A. Area B is more wooded and doesn't offer the open waterfront sites of Area A.

The park has a nice open amphitheater where rangers present various programs.

Near the amphitheater is a playground with quite a few interesting things for the kids to enjoy.

In the foreground is the small swimming area for use by campers. Across the water is the larger beach for day-use visitors.

For boaters, there is a boat ramp located in the campground.

A beautiful sunrise on a chilly morning (35 degrees) as the mist slowly lifts off the lake. This is the view from the door of our rig.

This was a tough place to leave - we extended our original 3-night stay to 6 nights.


49 FHU sites, 6 sites W/E only

No bathrooms or showers

Dump station available

Rates: $20 - 30 Amp, $22 - 50 Amp

Coord: 29.978087 N, 92.162673 W

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