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Kerr-Lake is a state recreation area that is located on the North Carolina and Virginia border, just six miles north of Henderson, North Carolina. It is easily accessible from both I-95 and I-85. Kerr Lake is the largest lake in the state of Virginia, and has 850 miles of thick, forested shoreline surrounding 50,000 acres of water. This beautiful man-made lake is a haven for water sports enthusiasts who can enjoy swimming, water-skiing, sailing, fishing, boating, wakeboarding and tubing. County Line, Henderson Point and Kimball Point are particularly well suited for sailing. Two commercial marinas are open year round and offer full services and supplies, and more than 300 picnic tables and 11 shelters, with access to the lakeshore and boat ramps, are available for picnicking. Hiking is another very enjoyable sport at Kerr Lake, with Bullocksville, Satterwhite Point and Hibernia all having nature paths that offer a closer look at the aquatic environment. Kerr Lake is a great place for family camping. The lake area offers hundreds of tent and trailer campsites, many of them along the water's edge. Most campsites have a picnic table, fire pit or grill and a tent pad. Playgrounds, public showers, restrooms, telephones and dump stations are located nearby.

Surrounding areas: Oxford, North Carolina (19.2 mi), Mayo Lake, North Carolina (29.3 mi), Lake Gaston, North Carolina (30.3 mi)

Kerr Lake Vacation Rentals




Kerr Lake Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Americas Best Value Inn200 Parham RdHenderson, NC11.7 mi.(252) 492-7001
Comfort Inn112 Parham RdHenderson, NC11.8 mi.(252) 438-8511
Garnett Inn1727 N Garnett StHenderson, NC12.0 mi.(252) 492-2013
Hampton Inn Of Henderson385 Ruin CRK RdHenderson, NC13.0 mi.(252) 492-3007
Holiday Inn Express200 Simmons StHenderson, NC13.0 mi.(250) 438-6300
Holiday InnI-85 & Parham RdHenderson, NC13.0 mi.(252) 492-1126
Sleep Inn Henderson18 Market StHenderson, NC13.0 mi.(252) 433-9449
Cardinal Motel800 Cardinal DrHenderson, NC13.2 mi.(252) 492-1148
Days InnHC 1 Box 40 2850 Hwy 903Bracey, VA13.2 mi.(434) 689-2000
Jameson Inn - Henderson400 North Cooper DrHenderson, NC13.4 mi.(252) 430-0247
Quality Inn On The Lake103 Second StClarksville, VA13.5 mi.(434) 374-5023
Comfort Inn918 E Atlantic StSouth Hill, VA19.3 mi.(434) 447-2600
Days Inn South Hill911 E Atlantic StSouth Hill, VA19.3 mi.(434) 447-3123
Hampton Inn200 Thompson RdSouth Hill, VA19.3 mi.(434) 447-4600
Holiday Inn Express101 Thompson StLacrosse, VA19.4 mi.(434) 955-2777
Econo Lodge623 E Atlantic AveSouth Hill, VA19.4 mi.(434) 447-7116
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites913 Linden AveOxford, NC19.5 mi.(919) 693-9151
Best Western Oxford Inn & Suites1000 Linden AveOxford, NC19.6 mi.(919) 692-1000
Kings Inn Motel1100 Linden AveOxford, NC19.6 mi.(919) 693-4400
Super 8250 Thompson StSouth Hill, VA19.7 mi.(434) 447-2313
Budget Inn3048 US 1 HwyFranklinton, NC29.1 mi.(919) 494-5656

Kerr Lake Weather & Climate

The North Central region of the state has a moderate climate; four seasons without the extremes seen in other parts of the country. Latitude accounts for some climatic variations, as do soils, plant cover and inland bodies of water. The central region, in winter, is protected by the western mountain ranges, so temps are usually 10-20 degrees warmer than in the mountains. In summer, when the air is dry enough to keep cloudiness at a minimum for several days, temperatures may reach 100 in the interior at elevations below 1,500 feet. Usually, however, clouds limit the sun's heating capacity and an entire summer sometimes passes without a high of even 90 degrees. North Carolina is outside the usual tornado path in the United States, but tropical hurricanes do come close enough to influence the weather about twice in an average year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 33°F 17°F 4.77 in. -
February 36°F 20°F 4.79 in. -
March 42°F 26°F 5.78 in. -
April 51°F 35°F 5.06 in. -
May 58°F 45°F 6.03 in. -
June 65°F 52°F 6.57 in. -
July 68°F 56°F 5.40 in. -
August 67°F 55°F 5.44 in. -
September 61°F 50°F 5.68 in. -
October 53°F 39°F 4.55 in. -
November 45°F 30°F 4.65 in. -
December 37°F 22°F 4.04 in. -

Kerr Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Person County airport (TDF) located about 38 miles west of Kerr Lake in Roxboro, North Carolina, the Raleigh Durham International airport (RDU) located approximately 50 miles southwest of Kerr Lake in Raleigh - Durham, North Carolina, the Rocky Mount Wilson Regional airport (RWI) located roughly 52 miles south of Kerr Lake in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, the Danville Regional airport (DAN) located around 54 miles west of Kerr Lake in Danville, Virginia, the Johnston County airport (JNX) located about 67 miles south of Kerr Lake in Smithfield, North Carolina, and finally Lynchburg Regional Preston Glenn Field (LYH) located approximately 73 miles northwest of Kerr Lake in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Kerr Lake Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Wet 'n Wild Emerald PointeGreensboroNC85.6 mi.
 
Water Parks
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC85.6 mi.
Water Country U.S.A.WilliamsburgVA105.0 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Kerr Lake Country ClubHendersonNC7.7 mi.
Highland Lake Golf ClubFlat RockNC8.6 mi.
Pine Links Golf ClubFlat RockNC8.6 mi.
Kinderton Country ClubClarksvilleVA12.7 mi.
River Ridge Golf ClubBraceyVA13.1 mi.
Tanglewood Shores Golf & Country ClubBraceyVA13.1 mi.
Lake Gaston Country ClubMaconNC16.4 mi.
Lake Gaston Golf ClubGasburgVA26.1 mi.
Bull Creek Golf & Country ClubLouisburgNC29.5 mi.
Green Hill Country ClubLouisburgNC29.5 mi.
River Golf & Country ClubLouisburgNC29.5 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA99.3 mi.
 
State Parks
Occoneechee State ParkVA11.7 mi. 
Staunton River State ParkVA20.8 mi. 
Medoc Mountain State ParkNC32.6 mi. 
Falls Lake State ParkNC39.5 mi. 
 
Museums
North Carolina Museum of Life and ScienceDurhamNC47.0 mi.(Science)
Duke University Museum of ArtDurhamNC47.0 mi.(Art)
Old West Durham OnlineDurhamNC47.0 mi.(Art)
North Carolina Museum of HistoryRaleighNC53.7 mi.(History)
North Carolina State Museum of Natural SciencesRaleighNC53.7 mi.(Science)
North Carolina Museum of ArtRaleighNC53.7 mi.(Art)
Ackland MuseumChapel HillNC57.0 mi.(Art)
Alexander Vaisman GalleryChapel HillNC57.0 mi.(Art)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
North Carolina Zoological ParkAsheboroNC98.6 mi.
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA102.1 mi.
Virginia Zoological ParkNorfolkVA117.0 mi.


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