This is to let you know that there is construction being done at the Dam. The Dam is still open and accessable, but please be cautious around that area. They are in the process of putting a walking bridge over the Dam.
Alerts and Closures
Alerts and Closures
Current alerts for North Carolina state parks:
The Itusi Trail is OPEN.
The water level at Kerr Lake was 294.76' m.s.l. at 8:00 am on November 8, 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
- JC Cooper Campground Ramp
- Nutbush Area 1 Ramp
The following ramps managed by Kerr Lake State Recreation Area are currently open:
Nutbush Area 2 Ramp
Nutbush Area 3 Ramp
Additionally, the NCWRC ramps at County Line and Hibernia are usable.
Hourly lake level information can be found at http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/roa05.htm
Boathouse is closed for the season and will re-open Spring 2018. .
The swim beach and concession stand are CLOSED for the season and will re-open May 1, 2018. Canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals will resume next spring.
Visitors to Lake James State Park should take measures to protect their personal belongings when leaving their vehicles at public parking areas within the park. Recently, a spate of break-ins at the mountain bike trails parking lot and Canal Bridge Boat Access area have occurred. While state rangers and county sherrif's deputies work to bring an end to this criminal activity, extra precautions should be taken to prevent theft from your vehicle. DO NOT leave any valuables in plain sight. Take these items with you during your hike, bike ride or boat trip. Report any suspicious activity, including vehicle descriptions and license plate numbers to law enforcement officials or call the parks office at 828-584-7728.
The Umstead Gravel Grinder will be in the park on 10/28/17 from 8am- 3pm.
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.
Fly fishing class has been cancelled for Sunday, October 1st. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Lakeshore Trail is closed due to hazardous conditions.