Bandits Roost Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Bandits Roost Campground is located on the south side of W. Kerr Scott Reservoir in western North Carolina. Constructed in the beautiful Yadkin River Valley, the lake offers extensive opportunity for all outdoor recreational activities. The campground offers 100 campsites which include 17 tents sites and 83 standard sites with water and electric hookups. A very popular group tent area consists of a covered shelter with electricity, grill, 6 tables, water, and 7 individual tent pads. Bandits Roost is also one of the locations of an Overmountain Victory Trailhead. W. Kerr Scott Reservoir offers over 25 miles of mountain bike trails and multi-purpose trails. For more information, please visit our site at:

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Amphitheater
  • Basketball Net/Court
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood Sales
  • Fishing Lake
  • Flush Toilet
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking Trail
  • Park Attendant
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trash Disposal
Within 10 Miles
  • Mountain Biking Trails


Peak Season
Apr 01 2010 -
Oct 30 2010
Peak Season
Apr 01 2011 -
Oct 30 2011

Alerts and Important Information The campground is open from April 1 through October 31. A park attendant is on duty Sunday - Thursday from 9am to 9pm. On Friday and Saturday from 8am to 10pm. The gate house phone number is 336-921-3190. All campsites are reservable. All reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance. All over the phone reservations must be made through the NRRS call center. Reservations can be made at the gate house (in person only), online at, or over the phone with the NRRS call center. Camping fees: Tent only site: $18.00-$19.00 Standard electric sites: $22.00 - $25.00 Group camping area is $75 per night. Maximum of two vehicles allowed per site. Extra vehicles will be charged $4 per vehicle per day. No alcohol allowed. No ATVs or other off road vehicles are allowed.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 16 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Bandits Roost
Campground Phone: 336-921-3190
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Lenoir, NC

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More About Bandits Roost Campground

Bandits Roost is a campground located in Lenoir, North Carolina. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -81.24528 latitude, and -81.24528 longitude into your GPS device.

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