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Fishing in the mist at Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
Flooding at Kerr Lake   

Kerr Lake is rising after heavy rain fell in the Roanoke River Basin.  Kerr Lake crested at nearly 310’ msl on 11/17/2020, which is about ten feet above normal.  The lake level was 308.5’msl at 8:00 am on 11/20/2020 and is slowly receding.  Several campsites that are currently open this time of year are closed for flooding and are listed below.  Campers with reservations on these campsites are being contacted.  The following NC boat ramps are still open: County Line (Wildlife Resources Commission), Nutbush Area 2 and Hibernia (Wildlife Resources Commission).  

Closed Campsites

Hibernia – 81-94 and 101-105D

J. C. Cooper Campground – 1,3, 5, 7, 19, 21, 27-34B and 37- 41D

Nutbush Area 3 - 51-61, 87, 88, 95, 100, 102, 108 and 109

 

 Last updated on: Friday, November 20, 2020

Current status of park facilities   

Status of park facilities at Kerr Lake are as follows, under modified Phase 3:

Bullocksville:
All day use facilities are OPEN except for the community building, which will remain CLOSED.  The campground is CLOSED for the season.

County Line:
The boat ramp and pier are OPEN.  The campground is CLOSED for the season. 

Henderson Point:   The Wildlife Resources Commission boat ramp and the fishing pier are OPEN.   The community building is CLOSED. All other day use facilities and the campground are CLOSED for the season.

Hibernia:
Campground area 2 is OPEN.  The group camping area, campground boat ramp, Wildlife Resources Commission boat ramp, hiking trail and day use area are OPEN. Campground area 1 and campground area 3 are CLOSED for the season.

J.C. Cooper Campground:
Campground area 1, campground boat ramp and trail are OPEN.
Campground area 2, campground area 3 and group area are CLOSED for the season.

Kimball Point:
All facilities are CLOSED for the season.  

Nutbush: 
Campground area 3 is OPEN.  The picnic shelter, and all Nutbush Bridge boat ramps are OPEN.  Campground areas 1 and 4 are CLOSED for the season.  

Satterwhite Point: 
The visitor center is OPEN (staffing dependent) but the exhibit room is CLOSED. All day use facilities other than the community building are open

Other notesShower houses will be available but smaller restrooms in the campgrounds may be closed. Some rest rooms must be winterized and closed for the season.  Cleaning the shower houses will take longer than normal due to disinfecting procedures. Trash cans will not be available at the campsites, so campers will have to take their own trash to the dumpsters. 

A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the visitor center.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of October 3, we are following modified Phase 3.

 Last updated on: Friday, November 6, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Kerr Lake State Recreation Area


Contact
 

252-438-7791

kerr.lake@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses and hours
 

Click each access below to view its address and its operating schedule and hours for day-use, boat ramp and/or campground facilities.

 

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Address

6254 Satterwhite Point Road
Henderson, NC 27537

GPS: 36.4411, -78.3688

 

Day-use area

  • open year-round
     
  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day

 

Visitor center

  • Open daily:
    8:00am to 5:00pm*
     
  • *The visitor center may be closed some weekends due to staffing. Please call ahead before your weekend visit to make sure the visitor is open.
     
  • In 2020, the visitor center is closed November 26 to 27 and December 24 through 28.

     

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Address

20 Shoreline Lane
Henderson, NC 27537

GPS: 36.4411, -78.3688

 

Campground

  • open year-round with 24-hour gate access
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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Address

3050 Bullocksville Park Rd
Manson, NC 27553

GPS: 36.4577, -78.3631

 

Day-use area

  • open year-round
     
  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day

Boat ramp

  • open year-round and follow day-use hours listed above

 

Campground

  • Operating season schedule »
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • Please note: Campground gates open and lock promptly at the posted times. No entry or exit is permitted before or after posted gate hours, except for law enforcement or medical emergencies.
     

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Address

200 County Line Park Road
Manson, NC 27553

GPS: 36.5247, -78.3163

 

Boat ramp

  • open year-round with 24-hour access

 

Campground

  • Operating season schedule »
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • Please note: Campground gates open and lock promptly at the posted times. No entry or exit is permitted before or after posted gate hours, except for law enforcement or medical emergencies.

 

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Address

1427 Reverend Henderson Rd
Henderson, NC 27537

GPS: 36.5312, -78.3461

 

Shelter 1

  • open year-round
     
  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day

 

Shelter 2 and 3 and
community building

  • open late March to early October and follow day-use hours listed above
     
  • year-round access for rentals
     
  • Closed Christmas Day

 

Boat ramp

  • open year-round with 24-hour access

 

Campground

  • Operating season schedule »
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • Please note: Campground gates open and lock promptly at the posted times. No entry or exit is permitted before or after posted gate hours, except for law enforcement or medical emergencies.
     

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Address

2041 Hibernia Road
Henderson, NC 27537

GPS: 36.5047, -78.3761

 

Day-use area

  • open late March to early October
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm

 

Boat ramp

  • open year-round with 24-hour access

 

Campground

  • Operating season schedule »
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • November:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Please note: Campground gates open and lock promptly at the posted times. No entry or exit is permitted before or after posted gate hours, except for law enforcement or medical emergencies.

 

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Address

460 Kimball Point Road
Manson, NC 27553

GPS: 36.5367, -78.3099

 

Day-use area

  • open late March to early October
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm

 

Boat ramp

  • open late March to early October and follow day-use hours listed above.

 

Campground

  • Operating season schedule »
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • Please note: Campground gates open and lock promptly at the posted times. No entry or exit is permitted before or after posted gate hours, except for law enforcement or medical emergencies.

 

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Addresses

North entrance
115 Jack Wade Farm Lane
Henderson, NC 27537

South entrance
135 Jack Wade Farm Lane
Henderson, NC 27537

GPS: 36.4100, -78.3991

 

Day-use area

  • open late March to early October
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm

 

Boat ramp

  • open year-round with 24-hour access

 

Campground

  • open year-round with 24-hour gate access
     
  • Closed on Christmas Day
     

 

 

Camping

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, bathhouses 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 hookups 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. Kimball Point has 74 tent/trailer campsites, 47 sites with electric hookups available to RVs. The campground is open the week before Easter through the end of October.

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 Thanksgiving weekend.

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.

 

Group camping

County Line, 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.

County Line accommodates up to 35 people and has a toilet facility on site. County Line group campers may use the shower facilities located in the County Line family campground.

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.