To say Kerr Lake is big is an understatement. It has over 850 miles of shoreline stretched across Vance County and the North Carolina/Virginia state line, making it one of the largest lakes in the Southeast.

It is also one of the most beautiful. From wooded shores to secluded coves to tranquil picnic areas.

There are more fish in Kerr Lake than you can shake a lure at. Our waters are filled with largemouth and striped bass, catfish, crappies, and more. In fact, the fishing is so impressive, Kerr Lake continuously plays host to numerous state and national fishing tournaments. Two piers accommodate fishing or capturing picturesque sunsets or sunrises. So bait a hook, drop a line, and let the fun begin!

Kerr Lake has long been known as a haven for boaters and skiers. Sailboats and windsurfers cruise across endless expanses of water while boaters and skiers glide across coves of glass-like water. There are two marinas and numerous boat ramps for easy access to the lake. What’s more, the marinas offer fishing equipment, snacks, beverages, pontoon boat, canoe, and kayak rental, fuel, repairs, and more.

Also, there are several public swimming areas for you and your family to get your feet wet.

The great outdoors is even greater at Kerr Lake. Campers can choose from seven state parks and over 600 campsites. Set up camp on a secluded, pristine beach or beneath majestic, towering pines. Then sit back and watch the stars and moon dance across the sky.

We’ve made roughing it a lot smoother. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire pit, and tent pad. Modern restrooms as well as hot showers are easily accessible. Electric and water hookups are available for recreational vehicles.

We offer numerous picnic areas nestled along the waterfront and there are several large community buildings to accommodate group activities.

Just minutes from Kerr Lake, the nearby city of Henderson, NC offers various shopping choices, locally owned and operated restaurants, and an outdoor drive-in theatre. The Raleigh Road Drive-in has been in continuous operation since 1949 and is one of only six remaining in North Carolina.

When planning your next vacation or weekend getaway, consider making Vance County, Henderson, and Kerr Lake your destination and see why we say Vance County Travelers Discover A lot.

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