Kerr Scott Reservoir COE
We like this CG better than Bandit’s Roost. It’s only half the size so it’s not quite as busy. Also, all the sites have recently been remodeled. I know that many COE parks have paved site pads, but I don’t mind having gravel too much if it’s level and not big rocks for the patio. We have a very nice walk-in site and had the place all to ourselves for a few days before the holiday crowd came in.
The town of Wilkesboro is about 8-10 miles away and has a nice Super Walmart along with all the other essential stores needed for a pleasant visit. One day we went on a drive around the area and found the Mountain View Overlook near the headwaters of the lake. Some beautiful views.
From the Mountain View Overlook and from the Kerr Scott Dam.
Even though it has been oppressively hot and humid, we did manage to hike a little bit on the Overmountain Victory Trail which runs throughout Warrior Creek CG. It is a great trail that is used extensively by mountain bikers. Walking is more our speed so that we can enjoy the ferns and the sounds of nature.
The campground also has a nice boat launch and a swimming beach. I’m sure that place got full during the heat of the day.
We drove up to the dam one day to go to the visitor center. That’s always a nice place to go when it’s too hot to do anything else. It’s two floors. The main floor has displays about the history of the area and the dam. The basement has displays about the environment and wildlife of the area. I liked the basement area better.
We spoke with the volunteer in the basement for a bit. Her husband was covering the desk on the main floor. They have been fulltime rvers for five years now. They volunteered here last year also. She said they work 18 hours each per week to get a free site in the Volunteer Village which is tucked into the woods just a couple hundred yards away. They work each Friday, Saturday and Sunday and have the next four days off. They don’t clean toilets or work in the sweltering heat or chill of the bumper seasons. Now that sounds like something I would consider doing at some point in time.
Thanks for dropping by and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.