Kerr Lake is experiencing flooding from heavy rain that fell over the weekend and Wednesday night. As of today, 6/13/19, at 8:00 am, the lake was at 305.43’ msl and rising quickly. After additional rain fell overnight Wednesday, the US Army Corps of Engineers now projects that it will reach 307’+ by Saturday, 6/15/19. All areas have campsites that are impacted.
Reservation holders on closed sites are being contacted by the park office and/or the reservation company and can get a full refund or transfer their reservation to a different site if available or to a later date.
The campsites below are closed due to flooding. Sites have been added to this list since 6/11/19 and we will add more as conditions require.
Bullocksville: All sites are closed.
County Line Campsites: 8, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 49, 50, 54D 55, 56, 60, 62, 75, 76
Area 1 Campsites: 6, 7,8,9,20,21D, 23D, 26, 27, H2
Area 2 Campsites: 37, 38, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52D
Area 1 Campsites: 6, 23, 25, 31, 41, 45, 46
Area 2 Campsites: 84, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 102, 103, 104, 105
Area 3 Campsites: Entire Area - Sites 113-152
Hibernia Group Area
J.C. Cooper Campground:
Area 1 Campsites: 1, 3, 5, 7, 19, 37, 39, 40, 41D
Area 2 Campsites: 50, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 58, 63, 64, 69, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79
Area 3 Campsites: 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123
JC Cooper/Satterwhite Point Group Area
Area 1 Campsites: Entire Area - Sites 1-37D and H1
Area 2 Campsites: 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 63, 66, 67, 68, 72, 73, 74, 75
Area 1 Campsites: 9, 23, 24
Area 3 Campsites: 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 61, 88, 95, 102, 109
Area 4 Campsites: 63, 65, 66, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77
Day areas are also impacted. The defined swim area at Satterwhite Point and most other popular swim beaches are flooded. Picnic facilities are greatly reduced as well. The playground at Satterwhite Point is closed for damage.
Several boat ramps are unusable due to flooding. These include ramps at Henderson Point Campground, JC Cooper, Nutbush Area 1, Nutbush Area 3 and Kimball Point. Other ramps are likely to be added to this list soon.
The bridges on Jacksontown Rd. and Nutbush Rd. are closed.
We will update this Alert as conditions change. Hourly lake level information can be found at: http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/roa05.htm .
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