campsite next to the historic Tillery community in Halifax County
offers some great new camping options for paddlers as well as other
Along with a
spectacular view of the Roanoke from high atop a bluff, the new site
- both sheltered and open
- steps and multi-level docks,
accommodating variations in river height
- a fire ring (allowing open
- dry land surrounding the site
(allowing larger groups to spread out additional tents)
- road access, and
- a cultural addition through the
site's proximity to the community of Tillery. (More below.)
- a fantastic view of the Roanoke
A roofed and screened platform on the
wooded bluff provides
shelter from the elements and insects while offering a stunning view
of the river below. Next to it,
an open deck gives campers a clear view of the stars above. Dry land
around the structures lets larger groups spread out more tents. A
covered privy is set off from the other structures and offers its
own beautiful views of the river. (Contemplation can happen
A fire ring at Tillery allows campers
to build open fires—a first for RRP platforms.
Multiple docks along a series of
steps give paddlers options for
variations in river levels that can occur in this area. The
site can be accessed by land from a farm road, as well.
Nearby, you'll find the town of
Tillery. Many of its residents are descendants of this 1940s New
Deal African-American resettlement community. You can visit The
Tillery History House to learn more about the families who settled
here and their work to bring about the best for their community.
Click on the underlined link above to visit their web site, or call
252-826-3244 for more information about the community.
The Tillery campsite is 15 miles
downstream from the Weldon N.C. Wildlife Access, and 15 miles
upstream from the U.S. 258 N.C. Wildlife Access.
Tillery offers new options for
multiple-day paddle trips as well as expanded space for group
paddlers, and new opportunities for riverside camping to
non-paddlers, too! And it's beautiful! What more can you
This is Halifax County's first RRP
site with more to come later. Keep an eye on the progress as you
plan your trips on the Roanoke!