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First Day Hike

First Day Hike

Start your year off with a hike walking through the woods.  Come join a ranger at the Visitor Center at Satterwhite Point.  You will hike along the lake shore where you should expect to see different water fowl, Great Blue Herons, different types of mammals along with the beauty of the  hardwood forest.  The trail has easy to moderate terrain.  Please dress for the weather and bring water and snacks with you.  Bring along your binoculars as well, you may get a chance to spot a Bald Eagle along the way.  No reservations are required.  If you have questions, please contact the park office, 252-438-7791.


Date of Event: 
Monday, January 1, 2018 - 1:30pm
Start Location: 
Visitor Center

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

6254 Satterwhite Point Road
HendersonNC 27537
Latitude: 36.441100
Longitude: -78.368800

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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)