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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: http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/roa05.htm .   
 

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

IMPORTANT: Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on the reservations website to preview photos of campsites; check availability and fees; and find out whether a specific site is handicap accessible; has access to water, showers, or restrooms; has electric hookup; and other important information.

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.

Group Camping

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 may be made for one night and may not exceed 14 nights.

All reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

 

Contact:

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

6254 Satterwhite Point Road
HendersonNC 27537
Phone252-438-7791
kerr.lake@ncparks.gov
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)