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Kerr Lake State Recreation Area Henderson

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Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
6254 Satterwhite Point Road
Henderson
NC
27537
Tel: (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.
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    I was not pleased with the atmosphere of this particular campsite. The tent pad was too close to the picnic table. We are a family of color and it seems as if the rangers rode and stopped in front of our space five times checking to see if we had reservations. (We did). They also put us beside the campground host and he came over to our site to find some (alleged arrowheads from the Indians that lived there hundreds of years ago). I know right.Then the next morning we went to fish along the lake in front of his space and he later came and asked...Read More

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    We have camped here three times, last year at Memorial Day (busy), this year in February (wonderfully quiet) and again in April (mother nature tried to make this one difficult, but we wouldn't have anything to do with her).

    Consistently our biggest complaint is the quality of the water. While potable, it is always orange. Bring your own water and you won't have any problems. Otherwise, plenty for the kids to do, beautiful campground, nice tent pads, tables, cooking surfaces. Rangers are friendly and the grounds are well patrolled, both by rangers...Read More

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    Family makes annual trip here every August. Nice to disconnect and enjoy the outdoors.

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    Couldn't give a half-star rating, so I opted for a more generous rating. Only one bath house, but it was decently clean, although I found it odd that they feel they have to LOCK the toilet paper in each stall... Deer are about; the view of the lake was beautiful. Glad we stayed in winter both times; it appears to be quite the party campground in season.

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    my children there....wonderful family place! Would definitely recommend!

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by Keta B

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I was not pleased with the atmosphere of this particular campsite. The tent pad was too close to the picnic table. We are a family of color and it seems as if the rangers rode and stopped in front of our space five times checking to see if we had reservations. (We did). They also put us beside the campground host and he came over to our site to find some (alleged arrowheads from the Indians that lived there hundreds of years ago). I know right.Then the next morning we went to fish along the lake in front of his space and he later came and asked us if there was something wrong with our space. We immediately packed up and left more than a few hours before checkout time. I will never go back to Henderson Pointe again. My family will not tolerate such behaviors. Camp at your own risk. Let me not forget to point out that the bath house was full of ticks. SMH

by Carol Crittendon

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We have camped here three times, last year at Memorial Day (busy), this year in February (wonderfully quiet) and again in April (mother nature tried to make this one difficult, but we wouldn't have anything to do with her).

Consistently our biggest complaint is the quality of the water. While potable, it is always orange. Bring your own water and you won't have any problems. Otherwise, plenty for the kids to do, beautiful campground, nice tent pads, tables, cooking surfaces. Rangers are friendly and the grounds are well patrolled, both by rangers and local police. Make sure you're awake for the sunrise, it is spectacular and sunset is like a blessing!

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