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Leave behind life’s chaos to make the tranquil, charming shores of Kerr Lake your next vacation destination. Kerr Lake welcomes you outdoors to appreciate nature’s beauty, the water’s calm, and all the fun while relaxing under a golden sun. With 850 miles of shoreline, the 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.

Known for its largemouth and striped bass, white perch, crappie, and catfish, the lake serves as host to numerous local, regional, and national fishing tournaments. Annual visitation of over a million makes Kerr Lake one of the most visited state parks in North Carolina.

Along with phenomenal fishing, visitors also enjoy boating, skiing, swimming, picnicking, bird watching, camping and hiking.  Kerr Lake is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a meal outside listening to the background harmony of nature and waves splashing against the shoreline. Relax-Relate-Retire! 

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area is a collective of seven state parks. In total, over 600 campsites offer a range of outdoor experiences including primitive non-electric sites, RV hookups, and group campsites.


Historic Downtown Henderson offers quaint restaurants, a coffee shop and unique businesses.  The city of Henderson and Vance County was recently designated as a NC Certified Retirement Community.

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McGregor Performing Arts Center presents summer theatre, concert tours and Broadway shows. Southern Classic Car Museum, open by appointment year-round, displays antique and classic cars to fit every person’s dreams!  Raleigh Road Outdoor Drive-in is the oldest operating drive-in theater in NC and one of six remaining in the state.  

Make Vance County, Henderson and Kerr Lake your next destination and see why we say #VanceCountyTravelersDiscoverAlot.  866-438-4565