Set a course for Kerr Lake State Recreation Area to enjoy sailing, fishing, water skiing and camping. This 50,000-acre, man-made lake is a haven for water sports enthusiasts and landlubbers alike. The lake is situated in the northeast corner of the Piedmont region and lies in both Virginia and North Carolina. The recreation area’s headquarters are located north of Henderson at Satterwhite Point. More than 800 miles of wooded shoreline provide access to a variety of fun-filled activities on the lake. Relax and enjoy water sports at any of the seven recreation areas operated by the NC Division of Parks and Recreation along this expansive reservoir.
See the “Links” section on the park menu (left) to visit the US Army Corps of Engineers website for information about Kerr Lake, which includes information about the dam and reservoir water levels.
Park Office Hours
8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. seven days a week
Closed Christmas Day
Park Hours – Day Use
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.
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:
Closed Christmas Day
6254 Satterwhite Point Road
Henderson, NC 27537
GPS: 36.4411, -78.3688
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