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Fishing in the mist at Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
Satterwhite Point Road Bridge Over I-85...   

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.
 

 Last updated on: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Fees/FAQs/Rules

In addition to park-specific rules, please read the systemwide Park Rules for all North Carolina State Parks.

Entrance Fees

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area charges for entry in the summer months, to supplement operational costs and help maintain and improve the areas for visitors. The per-car fee is charged daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and on weekends in April, May and September. Annual pass holders are entitled to an unlimited number of visits without paying the admission fee.

  • Car: $7 per day.
  • Senior Citizen (62 or older): $5 per day.
  • Bus or van: $20 per day.
  • Individual Annual Pass: $75
    Friends and Family Annual Pass: $125

You can purchase the annual pass at the park offices. The pass is also good for unlimited entry to Jordan Lake State Recreation Area and Kerr Lake State Recreation Area, and is valid anytime within the calendar year.

Permits

Event permits. Some events—such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc.—may require a Special Activity Permit. If you're unsure whether such a permit is necessary for your event, call the park office beforehand. You can download a Special Activity Permit application or obtain one from the park office.

Research and collection permits. A permit is required for any project involving the collection, removal or disturbance of any natural or cultural resource of any state park unit and for projects that require placing monitoring equipment in any state park unit. Learn more about research and collection permits or fill out a permit application online.

 

A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.


6254 Satterwhite Point Road
Henderson, NC 27537

252-438-7791
kerr.lake@ncparks.gov

 

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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

Park Office
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. seven days a week
Closed Christmas Day

2018 Opening and Closing Schedule (PDF)