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Flooding at Kerr Lake State Recreation ARea   

Kerr Lake has risen over 8 ft. since Sunday, 4/22/17, due to heavy rain.  As of today, 4/27/17, the lake level is 308.5 m.s.l. It is predicted to rise to 309.5’ by Friday, 4/28/17 and crest around 310’.  Many campsites are closed or will close soon due to the quickly rising water.  Park staff and reservation call center staff are notifying customers who have reservations that will be impacted.  Customers with reservation concerns on the sites listed below may call the reservation center at 1-877-722-6762 to inquire about refunds or reservation transfers.

The following campsites are impacted:

Bullocksville Campground:  ALL Campsites Due to Flooded Campground Roads
County Line Campground:--  Campsites 1, 7 ,8 ,15 ,16D, 17, 24, 30, 31D, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 42, 43, 44, 48, 54D, 55, 56, ,57, 58, 60, 62, 66, 67, 69 and 75D.
Henderson Point Campground:  ALL Campsites Due to Flooded Campground Roads
Hibernia State Recreation Area:  Campsites 81, 82,84, 85, 86, 88, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105D and 107.
J.C. Cooper Campground:  1, 3, 5, 7, 19, 39, 40, 41, 50, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 58, 63, 64, 65, 69, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78 and 79.
Kimball Point Campground: 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 66, 67, 68, 71, 72, 73, 74 and 75.
Nutbush Campground:  7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 61, 87, 88, 94, 95, 101, 102, 108 and 109.
Many boat ramps are closed.  The following NC boat ramps are open as of 4/27/17 at 4 PM:
County Line (NC Wildlife Resources Commission Ramp)
Hibernia (NC Wildlife Resources Commission Ramp)
Nutbush Area 2 Ramp

The bridges on Nutbush Rd., Jacksontown Rd. and Anderson Creek Rd. are closed. We will update this Alert as conditions change.  Hourly lake level information can be found at: .   

 Posted on: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 4:45pm

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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Connect N.C. Bond Survey for Kerr Lake State Recreation Area. 

The Connect N.C. Bond provides $3.75 million to upgrade a number of aging facilities such shower houses, toilet buildings and campsites at Kerr Lake State Recreation Area.

The survey is organized around previously identified needs, project types and access areas. Across Kerr Lake State Recreation Area the needs are diverse and differ based on site conditions and previous improvements. Bond funding limitations will only meet 10% of previously identified needs.

We look forward to your input as the Division of Parks and Recreation identifies the most important projects to complete with the available funding.

Please complete the survey by May 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm. 

A link to the survey can be found at


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 and October: 7am - 9pm
May - September: 7am - 10pm
Closed Christmas Day

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

2017 Opening and Closing Schedule (PDF)