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Campsite Renovation in J. C. Cooper Campground   

We are renovating campsites 80-103 in J.C. Cooper Campground.  The work includes stump grinding, installing new campsite timbers, adding gravel and installing new fire rings. Sites in this group will be closed periodically during the process.  There will be construction noise associated with this work.  We apologize for any inconvenience to campers and are trying to limit work to Monday-Thursday as much as possible to avoid the busiest days in the campground.  
 

 Posted on: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:07am
Low Water Levels at Kerr Lake   

The water level at Kerr Lake was 295.42’ m.s.l. at 9:00 am on October 10, 2017.  Caution is urged when launching and operating vessels on the lake as hazards have been exposed with the low water. 
 
The following ramps located at Kerr Lake State Recreation Area are currently closed due to low water:
 

  • Satterwhite Point Marina Public Ramp 
  • Bullocksville
  • Right Lane of the Hibernia Campground Ramp – Left Lane is open

 
Hourly lake level information can be found at http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/roa05.htm
 
 

 Posted on: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:09am
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)