Kerr Lake State Park

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Kerr Lake State Park

North Carolina

(252) 438-7791

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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.

Map of Kerr Lake (NC)

Latitude, Longitude: 36.441378, -78.368998



  • 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. Prevailing winds offer ideal conditions for sailing enthusiasts. Two commercial marinas, Steele Creek Marina and Satterwhite Point Marina, are open year round and offer fuel, mooring, slips, service and supplies.

  • 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. Hibernia, Henderson Point and Satterwhite Point have areas set aside for camping clubs and groups. Group campsites provide privacy, drinking water and restrooms. Electricty is not availalble.

  • 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 seat up to 50 people. The shelters have running water and are free of charge unless reservations are requested. Reservations for picnic shelters are accepted beginning the first working day in January. The reservation must be made at least 24 hours in advance and can be made in person or by mail.

  • RVing

    Drive-to campsites with electric and water hook-ups. Most campsites have a picnic table, fire ring or grill, and tent pad. Many of sites have hookups for water directly on the site, but some require up to 100 feet of hose to reach the water hookup. Electric hookups are available at or near the site.

  • Water Sports

    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. Personal flotation devices are available for loan at Satterwhite Point, Henderson Point, Hibernia and Kimball Point.



Kerr Lake State Recreation Area is located in Vance and Warren counties, north of Henderson. It can be reached via US 1, NC 39 or I-85. On I-85, the exits for the individual recreation areas are marked. Follow the brown signs to the individual recreation area of your choice.

To Satterwhite Point and park office: From I-85, take exit 217 and travel north on Satterwhite Point Road approximately six miles. The park office is on the right. Camping and day facilities are on the left.

Henderson Point, Hibernia and Nutbush Bridge are located off NC 39. On I-85, NC 39 is exit 214. To reach Henderson Point, follow NC 39 approximately 13.5 miles north of I-85 and turn right onto Rock Spring Church Rd. Turn right again onto Rev. Henderson Rd. To reach Hibernia, travel approximately 12.5 miles north of I-85 and turn right onto Hibernia Rd. To reach Nutbush Bridge, turn right onto Nutbush Road about 4.5 miles north of I-85.

Bullocksville, County Line and Kimball Point can be reached off exit 223 (Manson Rd.). Take Manson Rd. west to Drewry crossroads. For Bullocksville, go straight through the crossroads onto Bullocksville Park Rd. For County Line, turn right at Drewry onto Drewry-Va. Line Rd. Go about three miles and then turn left onto Buchanan's Store Rd., right onto County Line Rd. and right again onto County Line Park Rd. For Kimball Point, turn right at Drewry. Follow Drewry-Va. Line Rd. for 4.5 miles and then turn left onto Kimball Point Rd.

Phone Numbers


(252) 438-7791