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NORTH BEND PARK, VA

North Bend 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...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • First-come, first-served campsites may be available
  • Most campsites have gravel bases; bring padding for tents
  • To reserve the group areas, call the Visitor Assistance Center at 434-738-6143
  • 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
  • Rangers and sheriffs patrol nightly during the camping season; an attendant is on-duty from April 1 through October 31
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Overview

Overview

North Bend 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. North Bend 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 North Bend Park will enjoy the lakeside view. There are 244 sites for tents or RVs, and amenities like hot showers, flush toilets and a dump station provide a comfortable camping experience. A swimming beach and picnic area make the campground ideal for families.

Nearby Attractions:

About a half-mile 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 20 minutes away.

Booking Window
Fri Oct 03 2014 - Thu Apr 02 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates
2012 Season:
Sites 1-50 (Area A), OPEN 15 May, CLOSE 15 Sep
Sites 51-139 (Area B), OPEN 1 April, CLOSE 31 Oct
Sites 140-200 (Area C), OPEN 1 April, CLOSE 31 Oct
Sites 201-249 (Area D), OPEN 1 May, CLOSE 30 Sep


Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • Grocery Store
  • Hunting
  • Visitor Center
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
Peak Season
Apr 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $24.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Oct 31 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $26.00

*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):
36.58833, -78.32583
36°35'18"N, 78°19'33"W

From South Hill, Virginia, take State Route 58 west to State Route 4/Buggs Island Road. Follow for six miles and bear right at the dam. The park entrance is 200 yards ahead on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

NORTH BEND PARK
64 NORTH BEND DRIVE
BOYDTON  VA  23917-9801

Phone Number:

Information:  (434)738-0059