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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
Education

Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Kerr Lake State Recreation Area. Check the Events calendar for more information.

Satterwhite Point has a visitor's center complete with an exhibit hall. An accessible nature trail with an overlook, as well as an amphitheater, are nearby.

To arrange a special exploration of Kerr Lake State Recreation Area for your group or class, contact the park office.

Educational materials about Kerr Lake State Recreation Area have been developed for grades 3-5 and are correlated to North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The Kerr Lake program focuses on environmental stewardship and recycling processes. Accompanying the program is a teacher's booklet and workshop, free of charge to educators.

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)