The Satterwhite Point Road bridge over I-85 at exit 217 is closed for repairs and is not scheduled to reopen until April 25th or later. This impacts travel for some visitors heading to Satterwhite Point and Nutbush.
Those heading south on I-85 will be able to use exit 217 at Satterwhite Point road to access Satterwhite Point and Nutbush.
Those heading north on I-85 or US 1 will need to take Hwy 39 N. From I-85 exit 214/Hwy 39 intersection, follow Hwy 39 north for approximately 4.3 miles. Turn right on Nutbush Rd. and take Nutbush Rd approximately 1.5 miles to get to Nutbush. To get to Satterwhite Point, take Nutbush Road for 3 miles to intersection with Satterwhite Point Rd. Turn left onto Satterwhite Point Rd. The campground will be on the left at approximately 2.4 miles.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT AMENITIES:
Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on the reservations website to see photos of campsites; check availability and fees; find out whether a specific site is wheelchair accessible, has access to water, bathouses or pit toilets, or has electric hookup; and learn other important information.
Tent, trailer and RV camping
Kerr Lake offers hundreds of wooded tent and trailer campsites, many of them on the water's edge. Both electric hookup and non-electrical sites are offered. Many of the electrical sites have hookups for water directly on the site, but some require up to 100 feet of hose to reach the water hookup.
The majority of the campsites have a picnic table, fire pit/ring or grill, and tent pad. Playgrounds, public telephones, hot showers, restrooms and dump stations are nearby.
Bullocksville offers 59 tent/trailer campsites, 28 with water and electric hookups. The campground is open the week before Easter through early September. A softball field is located nearby.
County Line offers 67 campsites, 36 with electric hookups. Sites are available for RV and tent/trailer camping. Henderson Point has 74 campsites, 43 with electric hookups. Both campgrounds are open the week before Easter through early September.
Hibernia offers both RV and tent/trailer camping. Out of 138 campsites, 46 sites have electric hookups. The campground is open the week before Easter through the end of October. Also open during this time is Kimball Point with 74 tent/trailer campsites, 47 sites with electric hookups available to RVs.
Nutbush and Satterwhite Point have campsites that are open year-round. Nutbush has 79 campsites, 60 with hookups for RVs. Satterwhite Point has 110 sites, 63 with electric hookups for RVs.
Hibernia, Henderson Point and Satterwhite Point have areas set aside for and groups. Group campsites provide privacy, drinking water and restrooms. Electricity is not available.
The Hibernia and Satterwhite Point group sites are open the week before Easter and can be used through the end of October.
Satterwhite Point accommodates a maximum of 100 people and has toilet and shower facilities. Hibernia accommodates a maximum of 50 people and has a toilet facility on site. Hibernia group campers may use shower facilities located in the Hibernia family campground.
Henderson Point group area is open the week before Easter through early September. It accommodates a maximum of 35 campers and has a portable toilet on site. Henderson Point group campers may use shower facilities in the Henderson Point family campground.
Group campsites are available by reservation only. Reservations must not exceed 14 nights. All reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
NOTE – Gate access for campers:
Park gates are closed and locked at posted closing times for your protection. There will be no exiting or entering the gates after the closing time. All visitors who are not spending the night need to be out by closing time. If you leave the park and do not return before closing time, you will not be able to re-enter. Check with the park office during office hours for the after-hours emergency phone number. Please notify camp hosts for emergencies only.
6254 Satterwhite Point Road
Henderson, NC 27537
GPS: 36.441100, -78.368800
November – February: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
March, April, September and October: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
May – August: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
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: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
May – September: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. seven days a week
Closed Christmas Day