The first land-based campsite on the Roanoke for RRP, this unique location offers a roofed and screened camping deck, an open deck, and a separate privy…all with a spectacular view of the Roanoke from high atop a bluff. Both the screen-enclosed and the open platforms measure 12′ x 16′. Steps with multiple docks (to accommodate paddlers during river level variations) lead from the river to the top of the bluff. Position more tents around the two camping structures and create a good camp site for larger groups.
The fire ring allows open fires (which MUST be completely extinguished before leaving campsite). This site also has an historical side. The name, Tillery, comes from the nearby 1940s African-American New Deal resettlement community. This site is also accessible by land. Get directions. The photo here, mentioned in the directions of a wooden
frame farmhouse with a blue metal roof, is where you turn off of the hard surfaced road to drive on the dirt path to the Tillery campsite.