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Closures Due to Flooding   

Kerr Lake is experiencing flooding from heavy rain that fell over the weekend and Wednesday night.  As of today, 6/13/19, at 8:00 am, the lake was at 305.43’ msl and rising quickly.  After additional rain fell overnight Wednesday, the US Army Corps of Engineers now projects that it will reach 307’+ by Saturday, 6/15/19.  All areas have campsites that are impacted. 

Reservation holders on closed sites are being contacted by the park office and/or the reservation company and can get a full refund or transfer their reservation to a different site if available or to a later date. 
    
The campsites below are closed due to flooding.  Sites have been added to this list since 6/11/19 and we will add more as conditions require.

Bullocksville: All sites are closed.

County Line Campsites:  8, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 49, 50, 54D 55, 56, 60, 62, 75, 76

Henderson Point:
Area 1 Campsites: 6, 7,8,9,20,21D, 23D, 26, 27, H2
Area 2 Campsites: 37, 38, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52D
 
Hibernia:
Area 1 Campsites: 6, 23, 25, 31, 41, 45, 46
Area 2 Campsites:   84, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 102, 103, 104, 105
Area 3 Campsites: Entire Area - Sites 113-152
Hibernia Group Area
 
J.C. Cooper Campground:
Area 1 Campsites: 1, 3, 5, 7, 19, 37, 39, 40, 41D
Area 2  Campsites: 50, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 58, 63, 64, 69, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79
Area 3 Campsites: 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123
JC Cooper/Satterwhite Point Group Area
 
Kimball Point:
Area 1 Campsites: Entire Area - Sites 1-37D and H1
Area 2 Campsites: 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 63, 66, 67, 68, 72, 73, 74, 75
 
Nutbush: 
Area 1 Campsites: 9, 23, 24
Area 3 Campsites: 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 61, 88, 95, 102, 109
Area 4 Campsites: 63, 65, 66, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77
 
Day areas are also impacted.  The defined swim area at Satterwhite Point and most other popular swim beaches are flooded.  Picnic facilities are greatly reduced as well.  The playground at Satterwhite Point is closed for damage.

Several boat ramps are unusable due to flooding.  These include ramps at Henderson Point Campground, JC Cooper, Nutbush Area 1, Nutbush Area 3 and Kimball Point.  Other ramps are likely to be added to this list soon.

The bridges on Jacksontown Rd. and Nutbush 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 .   
 
 

 Last updated on: Friday, June 14, 2019

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.


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)