Kerr Lake Recreation Area, Henderson Point, Henderson, NC
1427 Reverend Henderson Rd
Henderson, NC 27537
Reservations can be made for a particular site.
CHECK IN/OUT: Check in at 4 pm/Check out at 3 pm.
Nov-Feb: 8 am - 6 pm
Mar, Apr, Sept & Oct: 8 am-8 pm
May-Aug: 8 am - 9 pm
MAPS: At Entry Gate
PULL THRUS: Yes
PICNIC SHELTERS: Yes
SITE SURFACE: Gravel
HOOK-UPS: Water & 30/50 Amp
DUMP STATION: Yes
SHADE TREES: Yes
BOAT RAMP: Yes
FEATURES: Canoeing, fishing, kayaking, playground and swimming
PET FRIENDLY: Yes
County Line Camp Area
Until 1676 the Occonechee Indian lived in the Kerr Lake area and the Roanoke river was the main transportation and supply route for both Native Americans and early settlers. The development of cities and homes along the river and the increased demand for flood control and electricity led to the construction of the John H. Kerr reservoir. The reservoir was named after the North Carolina Congressman, John H. Kerr who was instrumental in its development. The reservoir straddles Virginia and North Carolina and work began in 1946 and was completed in 1952.
In 1975 the NC Division of Parks and recreation took control of the seven recreation areas of the reservoir.
We camped here in June 2015 on our way to New Jersey. We had a gorgeous spot with shade trees and facing the water. We even had a small beach area at the water’s edge. The lake is beautiful and a great fishing lake. Our site was level and in Area 1 which was a little less crowded than Area 2. We didn’t have great cell service but enjoyed being at the lake and in the woods. The park is not close to shopping or a grocery store.
DIRECTIONS FROM I-85:
Take exit 214, NC 39 and follow NC 39 north approximately 13.5 miles.
Turn Right onto Rock spring Church road and travel 2.5 miles
Turn Right again onto Rev. Henderson Road and travel about 1 mile to Henderson Point