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Kerr Lake State Recreation Area, NC

Photo: Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Mar 16 2015   Later Dates
Site, Loop:Group area, J.C. Cooper Campground at Satterwhite Point Group Area
Find Similar Sites Type:Improved Group Camping Amenities:
Pets Allowed
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Reservation Window: Thu Apr 17 2014 – Mon Mar 16 2015

Check-in: 4:00 pm

Departure date:
Check-out: 3:00 pm

Site Details:

  • Site Type: Improved Group Camping
  • Site Reserve Type: Site-Specific
  • Site Access: Drive-In
  • Checkin Time: 4:00 pm
  • Checkout Time: 3:00 pm
  • Type of Use: Overnight
  • Min Num of People: 10
  • Max Num of People: 100
  • Pets Allowed: Y
  • Min Num of Vehicles: 1
  • Max Num of Vehicles: 60
  • Shade: Partial
  • Tent Pad Length: 335
  • Tent Pad Width: 120
  • Fire Pit: Y
  • Looking For Category: Group Site,Tent Site,Trailer Site
  • Picnic Table: Y
  • Quiet Area: Y
  • Distance from parking lot to site: 50
  • Distance to Shower: 700
  • Parking Lot Surface: Gravel
  • Proximity to Body of Water: 25
  • Proximity to Drinking Water: 25
  • Restrooms: Flush
  • Waterfront Site: Y

Alerts and Important Information


Kerr Lake Park Office Address:
6254 Satterwhite Point Rd.
Henderson NC, 27537
GPS: 36.4411, -78.3688

Directions to J.C. Cooper Campground at Satterwhite Point:
From I-85, take exit 217 and travel north on Satterwhite Point Road approximately 5 miles. The driveway for the group area is on the right just past the Kerr Lake State Recreation Area sign. To go to the park office or entrance station, continue on Satterwhite Point Rd about another 1/2 mile. The park office is on the right. The entrance station is on the left.

Up to 100 people are allowed to camp at the J.C. Cooper Group Area.
Alcoholic beverages, firearms (including fireworks) and other weapons are prohibited.
There is a $6.00 charge per car for day guests; $4.00 for seniors. Fees apply weekends in April, May and September, then everyday starting the weekend of Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Firewood is not available for sale at the park.
Building fires in undesignated areas is prohibited.
Pets are allowed except in park buildings and swim areas, but they must be on a leash no longer than six feet, even on a campsite, and cannot be left unattended.
Quiet hours are from 10pm until 7am.
Unlicensed vehicles, motorcycles, golf carts, ATV's and mini-bikes are prohibited with the exception of mobility-aid devices used by a mobility-impaired person. All vehicles are prohibited from walkways, trails and other areas not designated for such purposes.



Courtesy Docks are located at all park boat ramps and are for loading/unloading only. Boaters are not permitted to leave boats unattended.
A NC or VA freshwater fishing license is required to fish in Kerr Lake. Henderson Point and Bullocksville have fishing piers. Fishing is allowed from the shore except within defined swim areas.
Unprotected area. No lifeguards on duty. Never swim alone and wear a life jacket when swimming or boating.
North Carolina state park rules and regulations are posted in each park and enforced by rangers. Violating these rules and regulations is a misdemeanor and may result in a fine and revocation of permit.
State vehicle and traffic laws are enforced, and the speed limit is 25 mph unless otherwise posted. Watch for pedestrians, bicyclists and wildlife.
North Carolina state parks are wildlife sanctuaries; no hunting is allowed and collecting plants, minerals and artifacts is prohibited.
State fishing regulations are enforced.

Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.