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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
Reservable Facilities

Check the reservations website for availability, location, amenities, and prices.

In addition to campsites, you can reserve the following facilities at this park:

Picnic Shelters

Unreserved picnic shelters are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. However, the shelters are very popular, so reservations are strongly suggested.

Shelters accommodating up to 30 people are available at Henderson Point (2 shelters) and Satterwhite Point (1). Drinking water and restrooms are nearby. Each has a charcoal grill. The Satterwhite Point shelter has a fireplace. One of the shelters at Henderson Point has electricity. The shelters are not handicap accessible.

Satterwhite Point is open year round. The Henderson Point shelters are open late March through late October. However, they are available through reservation year round.

Shelters accommodating up to 60 people are available at Bullocksville (2 shelters), Henderson Point (1), Hibernia (1), Nutbush (1), Kimball Point (1) and Satterwhite Point (2). Drinking water and restrooms are nearby. Each has a charcoal grill. The Satterwhite Point shelters have a fireplace. The shelters are not handicap accessible.

Bullocksville, Nutbush and Satterwhite shelters are open year round. Hibernia and Kimball Point shelters are open late March through late October. The Henderson Point shelter is open April through the end of October. However, it is available through reservation year round.

Community Building

Reserve a community building for your next family reunion or organization meeting. Bullocksville, Henderson Point and Satterwhite Point each have a community building located on the lakeshore. Each building has a meeting room, kitchen facilities, restrooms, and charcoal grill. They each accommodate up to 100 people and are handicap accessible. The buildings may be occupied between 9:30 a.m. and a half hour before park closing. Community buildings can be reserved through our central reservation system. Reservations are required.

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)