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BUFFALO PARK, VA

Buffalo Park is located on the John H. Kerr Reservoir, a 50,000-acre lake that extends 39 miles up the wooded, cove-studded shoreline of the Roanoke River in Virginia and North Carolina. Kerr Reservoir, also known as Buggs Island Lake, was created with the construction of the John...
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Know Before You Go
  • All campsites at this facility are first-come, first-served basis
  • Most campsites have gravel bases; bring padding for tents
  • The recreation area is open from May 1 to September 30
  • Check-in is at 4 p.m. and check-out is at 3 p.m.
  • Off-road vehicles are not permitted
  • Campsites with more than two vehicles will be charged a $4 extra vehicle fee per vehicle, per night
  • $4 visitor fee in the campground
  • Picnic shelter can be reserved for $35 per day
  • Rangers and sheriffs patrol nightly during the camping season; an attendant is on-duty from May 1 through September 30
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Overview

Overview

Buffalo Park is located on the John H. Kerr Reservoir, a 50,000-acre lake that extends 39 miles up the wooded, cove-studded shoreline of the Roanoke River in Virginia and North Carolina.

Kerr Reservoir, also known as Buggs Island Lake, was created with the construction of the John H. Kerr Dam in 1953. Its 800 miles of wooded shoreline stretch across six counties and offer countless recreation opportunities for visitors.

Natural Features:

Kerr Reservoir encompasses approximately 48,000 acres of forestland. The most common forest type is upland hardwood, which is dominated by a mix of oak and hickory trees. Buffalo Park is forested and offers plenty of shade.

Recreation:

Public lands around the lake are open to hunting with appropriate state licenses. Game species include whitetail deer, wild turkey, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, gray squirrel, cottontail rabbit, fox and raccoon. Resident waterfowl species include wood duck, black duck, mallard and Canadian geese.

There are 26 Wildlife Management Areas around the lake that provide year-round opportunities for hiking, wildlife viewing, birding and more. Buggs Island, located immediately below the dam, attracts migrating bald eagles in the winter and osprey in the summer, as well as gulls, great blue herons, waterfowl and the occasional river otter. A checklist of local birds is available at the park visitor center.

Several trails are available for hiking and biking. The 1.6-mile Liberty Nature Trail and seven-mile Robert Munford Trail both offer hikes within a short drive from the campground.

The lake is widely known for fishing, with large-mouth bass, striped bass, crappie and flathead catfish available in abundance. A boat ramp and marina allow for for easy water access.

Facilities:

Visitors to Buffalo Park will enjoy the lakeside view. Campsites can accommodate tents or RVs, and amenities like hot showers, flush toilets and a dump station provide a comfortable camping experience. A swimming beach and picnic shelter make the campground ideal for families.

Nearby Attractions:

About a half-hour away, at the intersection of Mays Chapel Road and State Route 4, visitors will find the Joseph S.J. Tanner II Environmental Education Center. The center has interpretive programs and exhibits for the public from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Gas and groceries are available in Clarksville, Virginia, about 15 minutes away.

Booking Window

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Sat Jul 26 2014 - Sat Jan 24 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sun Jul 27 2014 - Sat Jan 24 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • Grocery Store
  • Hunting
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
General Season
Jul 24 2014 -
Jul 24 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $24.00-$48.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.66194, -78.63139
36°39'43"N, 78°37'53"W

From Clarksville, Virginia, travel on State Route 58 and turn onto Buffalo Springs Road. Turn right onto Carter's Point Road, and the campground is located at the end of the road.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BUFFALO PARK
1930 MAYS CHAPEL ROAD
BOYDTON  VA  23917-9801

Phone Number:

Information:  (434)374-2063
Additional Information