Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

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Hiking Trails

Open

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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

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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

Current Weather

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 28, 2022 October 31, 2022

County Line

Area

Opens On

Closes On

Boat ramp open year-round with 24-hour gate access
All campsites March 28, 2022 September 26, 2022
Group area March 28, 2022 September 26, 2022

Henderson Point

Area

Opens On

Closes On

Shelter 1 open year-round; follows day-use hours
Shelter 2 and 3 and community building March 28, 2022 September 26, 2022
Boat ramp open year-round with 24-hour gate access
Area 1 May 23, 2022 September 26, 2022
Area 2 March 28, 2022 September 26, 2022
Group area March 28, 2022 September 26, 2022

Shelter 2 and 3 and community building can be rented year-round during day-use hours.

Hibernia

Area

Opens On

Closes On

Day-use area March 28, 2022 September 26, 2022
Boat ramp open year-round with 24-hour access
Area 1: sites 1 to 55 May 23, 2022 September 26, 2022
Area 1: sites 57 to 70 March 28, 2022 November 28, 2022
Area 2 March 28, 2022 November 28, 2022
Area 3 May 23, 2022 September 5, 2022
Group area March 28, 2022 October 31, 2022

Kimball Point

Loop

Opens On

Closes On

Day-use area and boat ramp March 28, 2022 September 26, 2022
All campsites May 23, 2022 October 31, 2022
Group area March 28, 2022 October 31, 2022

Nutbush Bridge

Area

Opens On

Closes On

Day-use area March 28, 2022 September 26, 2022
Boat ramp open year-round with 24-hour access
Area 1 March 28, 2022 October 31, 2022
Area 3 open year-round with 24-hour access
Area 4 May 23, 2022 September 5, 2022

Satterwhite Point / J.C. Cooper

Area

Opens On

Closes On

Day-use area open year-round; follows day-use hours

Area 1

sites 1 to 42, 80 to 104, H1 to H3

open year-round with 24-hour access

Area 2

sites 43 to 79

March 28, 2022 November 28, 2022

Area 3

sites 111 to 123

May 23, 2022 September 5, 2022
Group area March 28, 2022 October 31, 2022

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.

Education

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Photo Gallery

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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