Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
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Help start a Kerr Lake Friends group to promote, support, and advocate for this special place in our state parks system. Contact Friends of State Parks.
Vance County Department of Tourism will hold the annual Independence Day Weekend Celebration at Satterwhite Point on Saturday, July 4, 2015. There will be food vendors, fireworks, entertainment by Frankie Faucet and "The Drips" and ranger programs.
A parking fee will be charged. The fee is $6 per car ($4 if the driver is 62 years old or older)and is the standard parking fee at Kerr Lake State Recreation Area. It is requested that those attending the event bring exact change if possible as this will allow for quicker entry of vehicles. The park generally fills by about 8:00 pm on the night of the event, so plan accordingly. Those attending the event should anticipate some traffic delays. Also, if a vehicle leaves the park prior to the fireworks, reentry may not be possible due to the limited parking.
Ranger programs will be held in front of the Community Building from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Frankie Faucet and "The Drips" will perform Beach and Oldies music along with your favorites from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm behind the Community Building.
The fireworks will start approximately between 9:15 pm and 9:30 pm.
It is recommended that visitors bring a flashlight with them because there will be limited lighting.
Updated: 2015-06-30 12:54:03
6254 Satterwhite Point Road, Henderson, NC 27537
GPS: 36.4411, -78.3688
Set a course for Kerr Lake State Recreation Area to enjoy sailing, fishing, water skiing and camping. This 50,000-acre, man-made lake is a haven for water sports enthusiasts and landlubbers alike. The lake is situated in the northeast corner of the Piedmont region and lies in both Virginia and North Carolina. The recreation area's headquarters are located north of Henderson at Satterwhite Point. More than 800 miles of wooded shoreline provide access to a variety of fun-filled activities on the lake. Relax and enjoy water sports at any of the seven recreation areas operated by the NC Division of Parks and Recreation along this expansive reservoir.
See the "Links" section on the park menu (left) to visit the US Army Corps of Engineers website for information about Kerr Lake, which includes information about the dam and reservoir water levels.