Warrior Creek CG

Warrior Creek CG site 26
Kerr Scott Reservoir COE
Wilkesboro, NC

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.
Warrior Creek CG site 26 Kerr Scott Reservoir COE  Warrior Creek CG site 26 Kerr Scott Reservoir COE

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.
IMG_1243  Gin looking down at Kerr Scott Resevoir
Kerr Scott Resevoir from the Mountain View Overlook  From the Dam at Kerr Scott Resevoir
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.
OVT at Warrior Creek CG   Ferns Rule!!

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.
Boat Launch at Warrior Creek CG COE  Swim Beach at Warrior Creek COE

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.  Smile
IMG_1271  Back Yard of the Visitor Center for Kerr Scott Reservoir COE

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.

Bobcat!!  Another Bobcat!

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.