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Accessible Facilities: Persons with disabilities will find access to a wide range of recreational facilities at Kerr Lake. All paved parking lots have special spaces available, and the restrooms and shower houses are also accessible. The Bullocksville and Henderson Point areas offer accessible fishing piers, and accessible camping sites are available at all camping areas. Accessible picnic areas are available at Bullocksville, Satterwhite Point and Henderson Point, and our community buildings are barrier free. Rangers can guide you to facilities best suited to your needs.
Boating: Enjoy boating throughout the year. Each recreation area has one or more concrete boat-launching ramps. County Line, Henderson Point, Hibernia and Nutbush recreation areas provide 24-hour access to the water.
There are five boat ramps located within Kerr Lake State Recreation Area that offer 24-hour access. The N.C Division of Parks and Recreation operates two 24-hour boat ramps at Nutbush. County Line, Henderson Point and Hibernia each have one 24-hour boat ramp operated by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. All other boat ramps within Kerr Lake State Recreation Area are open during park hours, and visitors must exit the park before the park's closing time. Boating facilities with courtesy docks, which are open during park hours are located at Bullocksville, Henderson Point, Hibernia and Kimball Point. J. C. Cooper Campground at Satterwhite Point offers a boat ramp and courtesy dock for campers only.
Other public ramps are operated on Kerr Lake outside of Kerr Lake State Recreation Area. In addition to the three ramps operated by The NC Wildlife Resources Commission inside our areas, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission also operates Flemingtown Access Area located at the end of Flemingtown Rd. The US Army Corps of Engineers and Virgina State Parks each operate boat ramps on the Virginia portion of Kerr Lake.
Sailing: Prevailing winds offer ideal conditions for sailing enthusiasts. County Line, Henderson Point and Kimball Point have expansive bodies of water particularly well-suited for sailing. Sudden wind changes and large waves are not unusual, so cautious seamanship is advised.
Two commercial marinas, Steele Creek Marina and Satterwhite Point Marina, are open year round and offer fuel, mooring, slips, service and supplies. Distances and shorelines may be deceiving to the navigator who is unfamiliar with the lake. The Uniform Waterway Marker System has been installed for your safety. Obey all buoys and markers.
Family Camping: Kerr Lake offers hundreds of wooded tent and trailer campsites, many of them on the water's edge. Both electric hookup and non-electrical sites are offered. Many of the electrical sites have hookups for water directly on the site, but some require up to 100 feet of hose to reach the water hookup.
The majority of the campsites have a picnic table, fire pit/ring or grill, and tent pad. Playgrounds, public telephones, hot showers, restrooms and dump stations are nearby.
Bullocksville offers 59 tent/trailer campsites, 28 with water and electric hookups. The campground is open the week before Easter through early September. A softball field is located nearby.
County Line offers 67 campsites, 36 with electric hookups. Sites are available for RV and tent/trailer camping. Henderson Point has 74 campsites, 43 with electric hookups. Both campgrounds are open the week before Easter through early September.
Hibernia offers both RV and tent/trailer camping. Out of 138 campsites, 46 sites have electric hookups. The campground is open the week before Easter through the end of October. Also open during this time is Kimball Point with 74 tent/trailer campsites, 47 sites with electric hookups available to RVs.
Nutbush and Satterwhite Point have campsites that are open year round. Nutbush has 79 campsites, 60 with hookups for RVs. Satterwhite Point has 110 sites, 63 with electric hookups for RVs.
Group Camping: Hibernia, Henderson Point and Satterwhite Point have areas set aside for and groups. Group campsites provide privacy, drinking water and restrooms. Electricity is not available. The Hibernia and Satterwhite Point group sites are open the week before Easter and can be used through the end of October. Satterwhite Point accommodates a maximum of 100 people and has toilet and shower facilities. Hibernia accommodates a maximum of 50 people and has a toilet facility on site. Hibernia group campers may use shower facilities located in the Hibernia family campground. Henderson Point Group Area is open the week before Easter through early September. It accommodates a maximum of 35 campers and has a portable toilet on site. Henderson Point group campers may use shower facilities in the Henderson Point family campground. Group campsites are available by reservation only. Reservations may be made for one night and may not exceed 14 nights.
All reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
Community Building:Reserve a community building for your next family reunion or organization meeting. Bullocksville, Henderson Point and Satterwhite Point each have a community building located on the lakeshore. Each building has a meeting room, kitchen facilities and restrooms. The buildings may be occupied between 9:30 a.m. and a half hour before park closing. Community buildings can be reserved through our central reservation system.
Education and Events: Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Kerr Lake State Recreation Area. 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. To learn more about environmental education or to search our database of upcoming workshops, click here.
Fishing: One of the best fishing lakes in the eastern United States, Kerr Lake features striped bass, largemouth bass, white perch, crappie, and catfish. Fish from a boat, the shoreline or from the piers at Bullocksville and Henderson Point. The pier at Henderson Point is open 24 hours per day.
Hiking: Bullocksville, Satterwhite Point and Hibernia areas have nature paths offering a closer look at the environment.
Picnicking: Choose from more than 300 picnic tables and 11 shelters with access to the lakeshore and boat ramps. Shelters vary in size and have from four to six tables. The shelters have running water and are free of charge unless reservations are requested. The shelters can be reserved through our central reservation system.
Swimming: There are many popular swimming locations along the shore at Kerr Lake. In addition, Satterwhite Point has a defined swimming area with accessible change rooms and restrooms.
There are no lifeguards on duty. Closely supervise children at all times and outfit them with personal flotation devices when they are in or near the water. Personal flotation devices are available for loan at Satterwhite Point, Henderson Point, Hibernia and Kimball Point.