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Flooding at Kerr Lake   

The water level at Kerr Reservoir is rising in response to heavy rain that has fallen in the Roanoke River Basin this week.  It has risen 4+ feet since Monday, November 11th and is currently projected to crest around 309.5’ m.s.l. on Monday, November 19th, which is about 10’ above normal.  The lake level could go higher depending on how much rain falls on Thursday, November 15th.

The following facilities are closed due to flooding:

J.C. Cooper Campground:  Campsites 1, 3, 5, 7, 19, 30, 33, 34A, 34B, 37, 39, 40 and 41D

Nutbush Area 3:  Campsites 51-61, 88, 95, 102, 108 and 109

Campers with weekend reservations on these campsites are being contacted by park staff.

The bridges on Jacksontown Rd. and Nutbush Rd. are closed due to flooding.

 Posted on: Thursday, November 15, 2018
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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)