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Flooding at Kerr Lake   

Kerr Lake SRA had just recovered from the flooding that occurred over Memorial Day. Unfortunately, extremely heavy rain fell in the Roanoke River Basin on June 16th and 17th and Kerr Lake flooded again.  The lake reached 311.4' msl on June 22nd.   The lake is receding but is still four feet above normal.  Kerr Lake SRA still has campsites that are impacted.   Reservation holders on closed sites are being notified and will get a full refund for unused nights. 

Campsite Closures for Each Kerr Lake SRA Area:

Henderson Point

Group Area

Hibernia

86-91, 113- 152, Group Area

Nutbush

63-77

JC Cooper

111-123, Group Area

Bullocksville

 29, 30, 40D, 55D, 60

County Line

72-77, Group Area

Kimball Point
22, 26 

All Kerr Lake SRA swim beaches, picnic areas, community buildings, picnic shelters and group areas are still closed due to Covid-19.  

The bridges on Anderson Creek Rd., Jacksontown Rd., and Nutbush Rd. are now OPEN

This alert will be updated as conditions change.

 Last updated on: Monday, July 6, 2020

4th of July Fireworks Tenatively Moved to September 6th   

Due to Covid-19, the Independence Day Fireworks at Kerr Lake will not be held on July 4th.  They have been tenatively moved to September 6, 2020.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Status of facilities as of May 22   

North Carolina State Parks began phase 2 of reopening on 5/22. However, the number of the Kerr Lake SRA accesses reopened had to be reduced due to flooding and all campgrounds that are open have some campsites that are flooded and closed. In addition, many boat ramps are likely to flood over Memorial Day Weekend.

PHASE TWO (May 22) Reopen the following: County Line campsites 1-71; Hibernia campground areas 1 and 2, trail and campground boat ramp; JC Cooper campground areas 1 and 2; Kimball Point area 1 and 2 and boat ramp; Nutbush Bridge campground area 1 and area 3 and the area 3 boat ramp. All camping by reservation only. No first-come, first-serve camping. Shower houses will be available but smaller restrooms may be closed. Cleaning the shower houses will take longer than normal due to disinfecting procedures. Trash cans will not be available at the campsites, so campers will have to take their own trash to the dumpsters.

The Bullocksville campground, boat ramp, and trail were scheduled to open but remain closed due to flooding.

The Henderson Point campground was scheduled to open but remains closed due to flooding.

See the “Flooding at Kerr Lake” alert for more information on the flood.

During phase two, there will be no day-use facilities open including: picnic areas, shelters, community buildings, and swim beaches, and areas with these facilities will be closed to the public. Group camping areas and the park office will also remain closed.

PHASE THREE (tentative date undetermined) reopen all facilities that have been closed to this point.

 Last updated on: Friday, May 22, 2020

Kerr Lake Track Trail

The Kerr Lake State Recreation Area TRACK Trail is a 0.75 mile hike one-way (1.5 mile round-trip) through a mixed hardwood and pine tree forest along the edge of Kerr Lake. The trail features interpretive signs.

Trail Length: 
0.75 miles
Trail Type: 
one way
Trail Use: 
Discovery/Interpretive Trail
TRACK Trail

Map of North Carolina – Kerr Lake State Recreation Area


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.

 

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Address

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
     
  • Closed Christmas Day

 

Visitor center

  • Open daily:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day

     

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Address

20 Shoreline Lane
Henderson, NC 27537

GPS: 36.4411, -78.3688

 

Campground

  • open year-round with 24-hour gate access
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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Address

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
     
  • Closed Christmas Day

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.
     

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Address

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.

 

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Address

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
     
  • Closed Christmas Day

 

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
     
  • Closed Christmas Day

 

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.
     

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Address

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.

 

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Address

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.

 

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Addresses

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
     
  • Closed on Christmas Day
     

Operating season
 

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