Leave behind life’s every day chaos to make the beautiful, tranquil, and charismatic shores of Kerr Lake your next vacation destination. To say Kerr Lake is big is an understatement. With 850 miles of shoreline, this 50,000 acre reservoir is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi and one of the greatest fishing lakes in the eastern United States. Rumor is: There are more fish in Kerr Lake than you can shake a lure at. Renowned for largemouth and striped bass, white perch, crappie, and catfish, Kerr Lake continuously serves as host to local, regional, and national fishing tournaments. The boat ramps at the Nutbush Park is relevant for fishing tournaments of all sizes. Multiple boat ramps make for easy access on to the water. There are two private marinas to serve visitors, offering fishing equipment, snacks, beverages, souvenirs, fuel, boat repairs, and more.
Along with phenomenal fishing, visitors enjoy camping, boating, skiing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, nature trails, and bird watching. Annual visitation of over a million makes Kerr Lake one of the most visited state parks in North Carolina.
Kerr Lake State Recreation area is a collective of seven State Parks. In total, over 600 campsites offer a wide range of outdoor experiences from RV hookups to group campsites. There are several designated swim beaches with accessible changing rooms and restrooms. Keep in mind, no lifeguard is on duty. Picnic tables with adjacent grills are scattered throughout the parks. The Visitor’s Center at Satterwhite Point Park provides the history of Kerr Lake and houses an exhibit hall identifying native plants, birds, fish, and wildlife. Community buildings and shelters are popular venues for family and community gatherings.
Kerr Lake welcomes you outdoors to appreciate nature’s beauty, the calm of the water, and all the fun that can be had while relaxing under a golden sun or watching the stars and moon dancing across the darkened sky. Unmistakably, Kerr Lake is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a meal outside while listening to the background harmony of nature and waves splashing against the natural sandy shoreline. Lake front home rentals are perfect for week-long vacations, nearby hotels are convenient for shorter visits. Kerr Lake is the perfect place to . . . Relax~Relate~Retire!
When you are ready for a change of scenery, the area surrounding Kerr Lake offers a variety of activities. Historic Downtown Henderson offers quaint restaurants, a coffee shop, and unique businesses. McGregor Performing Arts Center, presents everything from summer theatre productions, to concert tours and Broadway shows. Raleigh Road Outdoor Drive-in is the oldest operating drive-in theater; one-of-six remaining in North Carolina. Love a challenging golf course? Grab your golf clubs and head for the beautiful Bermuda greens of Kerr Lake Country Club, open to the public. Southern Classic Cars Museum, open by appointment year-round, showcases antique and classic cars to fit every person’s dreams!
Henderson and Vance County roll out the red carpet the 3rd weekend in October for the Show, Shine, Shag & Dine Car Show, East Coast DragTimes Hall of Fame, and Corbitt Truck Show. 2022 marks the 20th year the streets will be lined with hundreds of classic cars and trucks, nostalgic drag cars, vendors, and music. The Corbitt Truck Show displays trucks manufactured in Henderson; used during World War I and II.
Make Vance County, Henderson, and Kerr Lake your next destination and see why we say #VanceCountyTravelersDiscoverAlot. www.kerrlake-nc.com~866-438-4565