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Hibernia Area 1 Closed   

Due to construction of new wash house in Area 1 of Hibernia, no reservations or walk-in camping will be accepted at this time. This area will be closed through the summer, or until construction is complete.

 Posted on: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 9:03am
Flooding at Kerr Lake   

Some Kerr Lake SRA campsites are currently flooded as a result of heavy rain in the Roanoke River Basin over the last few weeks. The lake is at approximately 304' msl and receding slower than it typically does during floods.  The current prediction is for the lake level to drop to around 303’ by Friday, May 27th.  Approximately 25 campsites will likely be flooded over Memorial Day weekend.    Campers on sites impacted by high water are being contacted by the reservation call center and offered full refunds or reservation transfers to future dates.  There are no sites available for transfer this Memorial Day weekend.

The flooded sites are:

Bulocksville-Site 55

Hibernia- (Area 2) Sites 90, 91
              (Area 3) 113, 114, 115, 116, 119, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 145

JC Cooper Campground- sites 5, 7

Kimball Point – Sites 26 and 53

Nutbush – Sites 24, 54, 73


 Posted on: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:37am

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area is a collective of eight access areas scattered around the shoreline of this 50,000-acre reservoir that reaches into Virginia. Hundreds of campsites among five of the access areas offer a range of outdoor experience from RV hookups to group camps. There are several swim beaches in the recreation area and multiple boating ramps, some offering 24-hour access with a few reserved for campers. Two private marinas serve boaters and the lake is renowned for excellent fishing. An extensive boat ramp facility at the Nutbush Access is suitable for fishing tournaments. A community building is a popular venue for family or community gatherings.

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Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

6254 Satterwhite Point Road
HendersonNC 27537
Latitude: 36.441100
Longitude: -78.368800

Park Hours:

November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, September and October: 8am - 8pm
May - August: 8am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

The day use areas at Bullocksville, Henderson Point Shelter 1 and Satterwhite Point are open year-round. All other day use areas are closed late October – late March. The Henderson Point day use area for shelter 2, shelter 3 and the community building is closed late October – late March but will be opened for groups who rent the community building or the shelters.

County Line, Henderson Point, Hibernia and Nutbush have 24-hour boat ramp facilities open year-round. All other day use areas are closed and locked at park closing time.

Park Hours - Campgrounds
J.C. Cooper Campground at Satterwhite Point and Nutbush are open for camping year-round and have 24 hours access. All other campground areas are closed and locked at park closing time.

Other Campground gate hours are as follows:
March, April, September and October: 7am - 9pm
May - August: 7am - 10pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
8am - 5pm seven days a week
Closed Christmas Day

2016 Opening and Closing Schedule (PDF)