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Partial reopening Thurs, Sept 20   

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area has been closed due to Hurricane Florence. Kerr Lake is scheduled to re-open on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at a limited capacity. The lake level is 307’msl and rising as water makes its way down the Roanoke River Basin to Kerr Reservoir. Kerr Reservoir is predicted to crest around 312’ msl this weekend which is approximately 12’ above normal.  Due to this, the majority of campsites and many other facilities have been closed through 9/26/18.  Park personnel had to remove electrical boxes from the electric sites that we expect to be impacted and take other precautions to protect facilities.

The North Carolina Reservation System call center is currently contacting customers with reservations on impacted sites. Customers affected by the flooding can get a full refund or transfer their reservation.

The facilities currently on the closure list are:

Bullocksvillle:  All campsites closed due to campground road flooding.
Bullocksville Boat Ramp

County Line:  Campsites  1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16D, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31D, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54D, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 67,68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 74, 75D, 77, 80, 81

Henderson Point: All campsites due to campground road flooding.
Henderson Point Group Area
Henderson Point Picnic Shelters #1, #2 and #3
Henderson Point Boat Ramps at Shelters #2 and #3

Hibernia:
Area 2 Campsites:  81, 82D, 84, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, H-1
Hibernia Group Area
Hibernia Picnic Shelter
Hibernia Campground Boat Ramp.

J.C. Cooper Campground:  Campsites 1-79 and H-3 closed due to campsite and road flooding (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34A, 34B, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41D, 43, 44A, 44B, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 67, 69, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 103, H3)
J.C.  Cooper Group Area
J. C. Cooper boat ramp

Kimball Point:
Area 1:  All of Area 1 closed (Campsites 1- 37D and H-1) due to water crossing the road
Area 2:  46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78D
Kimball Point Picnic Shelter
Kimball Point Picnic Area
Kimball Point Boat Ramp

Nutbush:  Area 1:  Close all of Area 1 due to water crossing the road.
Area 3:  51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 61, 87, 88, 94, 95, 100, 101, 102, 107, 108, 109
Nutbush Area 1 boat ramp
Nutbush Area 3 boat ramp.

Satterwhite Point: 

Shelter #1

The public ramp operated by Satterwhite Point Marina is closed.

 Posted on: Thursday, September 20, 2018

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area is a collective of seven access areas scattered around the shoreline of this 50,000-acre reservoir that reaches into Virginia. Hundreds of campsites among five of the access areas offer a range of outdoor experience from RV hookups to group camps. There are several swim beaches in the recreation area and multiple boating ramps, some offering 24-hour access with a few reserved for campers. Two private marinas serve boaters and the lake is renowned for excellent fishing. An extensive boat ramp facility at the Nutbush Access is suitable for fishing tournaments. A community building is a popular venue for family or community gatherings.

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Contact:

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

6254 Satterwhite Point Road
HendersonNC 27537
252-438-7791
kerr.lake@ncparks.gov
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)