Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Bandits Roost COE

Wilkesboro, North Carolina



667 Jess Walsh Rd
Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697
Phone: (336) 921-3190

Sites: 102
Recent Rate: $24 6/2015

Latitude: 36.1220758198612
Longitude: -81.2506456222595

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

42 Reviews

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srn

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

There are 2 loops. Loop A is by the lake. The more popular loop. Good for class A vehicles. You must book far in advance to get those sites. Loop B where I stayed is like a different campground in a woodsy area. Spaces do not seem well designed with tight curves and lots of railroad ties remarking the sites. Campsites seemed littered with little trash items. Hiking trails over grown and not maintained (again much litter). Bathhouse very poorly located down a steep set of stairs. Only 1 dumpster available and very grimey. Check-in person not friendly nor helpful. We camped at Bandits Roost COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Bama Camper

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Like all COE parks, this one is well laid out and has many good features. However, the campsite spacing is closer than most COE parks. The best sites are 1) the outside sites in the higher number loop, 2) the lakeside sites in the lower number loop. The other sites are just too close for me.

This is a good campground if you like to meet your neighbors. We camped at Bandits Roost COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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SailorGolf

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Full of Locals and noisy kids every weekend. Reservations Highly recommended. Nice campsites if not a bit close together by the lake - I think the CoE usually does the best job of designing and building sites of Anyone, 2 other sites not yet open. Only 2 tv channels - PBS NBC. Cell phone WiFi worked. I liked this park, even with the kids around, and would return for longer stay if I was in the area. Just 'passing through' and stayed 2 nights (before the fully booked weekend came). We camped at Bandits Roost COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Shade depends on site.

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NCRambler

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice COE campground with friendly staff, located in the NC foothills, very convenient to Wilkesboro. A few sites are on the water and many of the others have water views. Campground roads are paved, sites are gravel, unfortunately some sites are very muddy when it rains. There are two RV sections at the campground and a separate tent camping areas. A number of the sites have picnic tables down stairs, below the campsite, not convenient and a fall hazard. Section “A” bathroom should be condemned - It is a disgrace (hence the rating). Consequently section “B” bathhouse is not big enough to handle the volume. Verizon cellphone reception was great, internet reception was okay and TV with antenna was okay. We stayed for 7 days and will stay again. Rate shown is with senior pass. We camped at Bandits Roost COE in a Motorhome.

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Grayhound

Review Count: 77
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $12.00
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We had site 57. It had rained here and the site is nothing but a driveway with 17 steps down a steep bank to the BBQ, table and fire pit that was filled with mud from the bank that made the area unusable. They NEVER should have rented the site in this condition. Since this was a weekend there were no other sites available. We will NEVER return to this COE again! It is the worst COE we have camped at in 7 years of traveling all over the states. We camped at Bandits Roost COE in a Motorhome.

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Meanderman

Review Count: 286
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $11.00
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Rate is with senior pass. Staying here is the best of the two worlds of camping and RV living. Most sites are good-sized and separated by trees, and all have tables, cooking tables, and fire rings. Power and water were both good, and a dump station is located on the exit route. Rooftop satellites will be a problem with all of the trees, but we were able to find a site that worked with our tripod and portable dish. Verizon cell was strong, but data was weak and intermittent. Even on a crowded Labor Day weekend, the park was quiet at night. Easy access from the main road, interior roads are paved and sites, all back-in, are hard packed dirt and gravel. A great place to stay, and an unbeatable value. We camped at Bandits Roost COE in a Motorhome.

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TailsAwagging

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $22.00
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Repeat visit to this park. In spite of the rain, we had a good dry site. Good drainage. Being here for a few weeks, we have the park almost empty during the week and full on the weekends. It is always quiet, regardless. Not having sewer, we use their facilities part time. They are older, but very well maintained. We kayaked on the lake. My husband and grandchildren fished and were successful. Our phone had a good connection. We got one national network and several smaller ones with our antenna. Security seemed good with frequent patrols by either the park rangers or the Sheriff. We camped at Bandits Roost COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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LowesTravels

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $22.00
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This is a very nice park adjacent to Kerr Scott Reservoir, with excellent hiking trails for active folks. Access into the park and sites are paved and the sites are gravel. Not all sites are level, and when the rains hit - your jacks may sink into the ground. Water and electric are strong, and there are easily accessible dumps stations for each of the loops - A and B. We noticed that sites in loop B seem to be spaced closer together, and the cellular signals in that section of the park are weaker. All sites have a picnic table and fire pit. Bathrooms and shower stalls are old, but clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We discovered that there are several sites that are "walk-in only", so they are given out on a first-come-first served basis. This is very helpful when the campground gets busy, as it was most of the week we were there. However, this park somehow seemed fairly quiet even when it was full. There are many large stores and chain restaurants approximately seven miles east of the campground. We would definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped at Bandits Roost COE in a Motorhome.

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shellqueen

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $22.00
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This is a fantastic park in a great location. Our site for our 30 ft RV was level with lots of space between our site and the next. We enjoyed waking up in the morning to the sound of birds and beautiful view of the lake. Power worked well on 50amp. Lots of opportunities for walking and wildlife viewing. We camped at Bandits Roost COE in a Motorhome.

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Porkchopfatboy

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $24.00
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This is an older campground with not too many level sites for a 40' rig. We moved twice & eventually got level, but only with a whole bunch of blocks. It rained a lot during our stay, so the lake was way up and our campsite was a pond in itself. Very serene campground with very nice bike/hiking trails if the weather would have been nicer. Dump station and bath house were convenient to the camping area. Close to town for shopping. We camped at Bandits Roost COE in a Motorhome.

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Katiegirl91

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $18.00
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This was a great campground. We had been looking for a home base and I think this might be it! Easy to get to, easy to get to town/shopping. Tent sites are spaced out nicely, with trees in between. Sites are large with plenty of room. Bathhouse in A section was nice -- could have used more showers, I think, but still adequate. Playground was great. Would have liked more things offered in store, but again, town is close by for anything needed. Will definitely be back next year! We camped at Bandits Roost COE in a Tent.

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Ted Lehmann

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $10.00
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We used our Sr. Access Card to pay for our stay at the very nice Bandit's Roost COE campground convenient to Wilkesboro, NC and Wilkes Community College where the annual music festival Merlefest is held in late April. The site is on W. Kerr Scott reservoir, and has large, well-shaded sites as well as closely stacked lakeside sites on a peninsula. The showers are kept reasonably clean, except on weekends when heavy use makes this more difficult. Internet access via cell towers is strong. There are a number of sites offering satellite shots. We stayed there about a week this year and plan to return. We camped at Bandits Roost COE in a Travel Trailer.

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HappiestCamper

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $20.00
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Great place. Sites are laid out kind of funny, but the rest of the place is great. Showers and bathrooms are dated, but function quite well. Large, pea gravel sites. We camped at Bandits Roost COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Cbluwater

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $12.00
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A great COE campground with really friendly staff and rangers. Located south of Wilkesboro on highway NC-268, which makes it easy to find. Convenient to Wilkesboro shopping, etc. Campground roads are paved, sites are gravel. This campground has two separate RV areas and 2 separate tent camping areas. A few RV sites are not very level and some have picnic tables at an elevation below the camp pad. Many good waterfront sites and many inner-loop sites have a view of the lake. Bathrooms in section “A” badly need a modernization. TV reception was okay with antenna and Verizon cell phone worked great. We camped here for 7 days and will stay here again. Rate shown is with senior pass. We camped at Bandits Roost COE in a Motorhome.

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going2mountains

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $22.00
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We always enjoy our stay here. We stayed on site A54. Most sites can accommodate a large camper. Most sites are shady. There are some sites on the water, but they are always booked up. Very popular campground. Even though it was completely booked for the Memorial Day weekend it still didn't feel crowded. My only complaint is that they used to have two swimming beaches and they closed one. The one they closed was the best of the two and my family really hates that it isn't there anymore. Shopping needs are nearby. Great campground. We camped at Bandits Roost COE in a Travel Trailer.

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