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Fishing in the mist at Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
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.


Map of North Carolina

 

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.
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

  • Visitor center hours:

    • 8:00am to 5:00pm
      ​daily

 

  • Day-use areas and visitor center closed on Christmas Day.
     
20 Shoreline Lane
Henderson, NC 27537
GPS: 36.4411, -78.3688

 

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

  • 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.

 

  • Day-use area closed on Christmas Day.
     
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.

 

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

 

  • 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

 

  • 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.

 

  • Day-use areas closed on Christmas Day.
     
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.

 

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.

 

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.

  • Campgrounds closed on Christmas Day.
     
 
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