Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Trails Status

Hiking Trails

Open

About the Park

Map of North Carolina with a star indicating the location of Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Located in Vance and Warren counties at North Carolina's north-central border with Virginia, Kerr Lake State Recreation Area is a collective of eight access areas around the shoreline of this 50,000-acre reservoir. Campers can choose from seven campground and hundreds of campsites to enjoy a serene night by the lake. All access areas provide at least one boat ramp, offering access to one of the best fishing lakes in the eastern United States. Amenities like community buildings provide popular venues for local gatherings.

Not every access has all the listed facilities. Please check the General Information page to view a table of the facilities at each access.

Camping

  • Tent sites
  • Trailer and RV sites (some with electric and water hookups)
  • Group tent sites
  • Dump stations
  • Showers 
  • Firewood

Activities

  • Hiking (3 miles)
  • Paddling
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking

Amenities

  • Boat ramps
  • Amphitheater
  • Community buildings
  • Picnic shelters
  • Visitor center and exhibits
  • Beach accesses (lake)
  • Bathhouses

A privately owned marina at Satterwhite Point offers fuel, slips, dry stack storage, service, and supplies.

Another privately owned marina at Hibernia also offers fuel, slips, and supplies, as well as boat, paddleboard, and kayak rentals. A 54-site private campground is also located at this marina.

Plan Your Visit

Tab/Accordion Items

Address

6254 Satterwhite Point Road, Henderson, NC 27537

GPS: 36.4411, -78.3688

Current Weather

27537 Henderson, NC

Address

20 Shoreline Lane, Henderson, NC 27537

GPS: 36.4411, -78.3688

Current Weather

27537 Henderson, NC

Address

3050 Bullocksville Park Road, Manson, NC 27553

GPS: 36.4577, -78.3631

Current Weather

27553 Manson, NC

Address

200 County Line Park Road, Manson, NC 27553

GPS: 36.5247, -78.3163

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27553 Manson, NC

Address

1427 Reverend Henderson Road, Henderson, NC 27537

GPS: 36.5312, -78.3461

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27537 Henderson, NC

Address

2041 Hibernia Road, Henderson, NC 27537

GPS: 36.5047, -78.3761

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27537 Henderson, NC

Address

460 Kimball Point Road, Manson, NC 27553

GPS: 36.5367, -78.3099

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27553 Manson, NC

Address

North Entrance: 115 Jack Wade Farm Lane, Henderson, NC 27537

South Entrance: 135 Jack Wade Farm Lane, Henderson, NC 27537

GPS: 36.4100, -78.3991

Current Weather

27537 Henderson, NC

Operating Season and Park Hours

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Bullocksville

Area Opens on Closes on
Day-use area* and boat ramp open year-round, follows day-use hours
All campsites March 27, 2023 October 30, 2023

*Day-use area includes shelters 12 and 13 and the community building. Shelters are closed and unavailable for rent on December 25, 2023. Community buildings are closed and unavailable for rent on December 24-25, 2023.

 

County Line

Area Opens on Closes on
Boat ramp open year-round with 24-hour gate access
All campsites March 27, 2023 September 25, 2023
Group area March 27, 2023 September 25, 2023

 

Henderson Point

Area Opens on Closes on
Day-use area* open year-round, follows day-use hours
Boat ramp open year-round with 24-hour gate access
Area 1
(sites 1-29, H1, H2)
May 22, 2023 September 25, 2023
Area 2
(sites 35-75, H3, H4, H5)
March 27, 2023 September 25, 2023
Group area March 27, 2023 September 25, 2023

*Day-use area includes shelters 1, 2 and 3 and the community building. Shelters are closed and unavailable for rent on December 25, 2023. Community buildings are closed and unavailable for rent on December 24-25, 2023.

 

Hibernia

Area Opens on Closes on
Day-use area (including picnic shelter) March 27, 2023 November 26, 2023
Boat ramp open year-round with 24-hour gate access
Area 1
(sites 1-55)
May 22, 2023 September 25, 2023
Area 1
(sites 57-70)
March 27, 2023 November 27, 2023
Area 2
(sites 77-110, H1)
March 27, 2023 November 27, 2023
Area 3
(sites 113-152)*
May 22, 2023 September 4, 2023
Group area March 27, 2023 October 30, 2023

*Sites 127-131 in Area 3 are walk-up sites, reserved onsite at the campground and available on a first-come, first-served basis only

 

Kimball Point

Area Opens on Closes on
Day-use area (including picnic shelter) and boat ramp March 27, 2023 October 29, 2023
Area 1
(sites 1-37D)
May 22, 2023 October 30, 2023
Area 2
(sites 38-78D)
March 27, 2023 October 30, 2023

 

Nutbush Bridge

Area Opens on Closes on
Day-use area (including picnic shelter) open year-round, follows day-use hours
Boat ramp open year-round with 24-hour gate access
Area 1
(sites 1-31, H1)
March 27, 2023 October 30, 2023
Area 3
(sites 51-61, 83-109, H2)
open year-round with 24-hour gate access
Area 4
(sites 63-77)
May 22, 2023 September 4, 2023

 

Satterwhite Point / J.C. Cooper

Area Opens on Closes on
Day-use area* open year-round, follows day-use hours
Area 1
(sites 1-41D, 80-104, H1, H2, H3)
open year-round with 24-hour gate access
Area 2
(sites 43-79)
March 27, 2023 November 27, 2023
Area 3
(sites 111-123)
May 22, 2023 September 4, 2023
Group area March 27, 2023 October 30, 2023

*Day-use area includes shelters 1, 2 and 3 and the community building. Shelters are closed and unavailable for rent on December 25, 2023. Community buildings are closed and unavailable for rent on December 24-25, 2023.

Boat Ramps at County Line, Henderson Point, Hibernia, and Nutbush Bridge

24-hour gate access

Day-Use at Bullocksville, Henderson Point, Hibernia, Kimball Point, and Nutbush Bridge; and Boat Ramps at Bullocksville and Kimball Point

Month

Hours

January 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
February 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
April 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
June 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
July 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
August 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
September 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
October 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Not all day-use areas are open year-round. Please check the park's operating season schedule for dates.

J.C. Cooper and Nutbush Bridge Campgrounds

24-hour gate access 

Bullocksville, County Line, and Henderson Point Campgrounds

Month

Hours

January closed
February closed
March 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
April 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
May 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
June 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
July 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
August 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
September 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
October 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
November 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
December closed

Not all campgrounds are open year-round. Please check the park's operating season schedule for dates. 

Campground gates open and lock promptly at the posted times. No entry or exit is permitted before or after the posted gate hours, except for law enforcement or medical emergencies.

Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The visitor center may be closed some weekends due to staffing. Please call ahead before your weekend visit to make sure the visitor center is open.

Photo Gallery

Column Paragraph

Top: Fall colors at Nutbush Bridge, J. Williams

Gallery: Sunrise at Henderson Point, staff photo  |  Albino white-tailed deer, M. Skinner  |  Summer fun in the water at Satterwhite Point, C. Peek  |  Sunset over a foggy lake, W. Gaither  |  Early morning view from a campsite at J.C. Cooper, D. Cook