John H Kerr Reservoir

North Carolina

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John H Kerr Reservoir, North Carolina

John H Kerr Reservoir real estate is the fifth largest market for lake homes and land in Virginia.

There are typically around 50 lake homes for sale on John H Kerr Reservoir, and 10 lots and land listings available. John H Kerr Reservoir homes for sale have an average list price of $365,000.

Also called Kerr Lake, this lake is one of Virginia's largest lakes and has 850 miles of shoreline. The closest major airport, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, is only 60 miles away.

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  • 850Mi. of Shoreline
  • 30Avg. Depth
  • 100Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
    Mountains
  • Year Built
    1947
  • Managed By US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Water Drops
    5 ft
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    50,000
  • Public Boat Ramps
    10
  • Water Level
    Seasonal Full Pool
Marinas
(434) 374-8501
411 4th St
Clarksville, VA 23927
(434) 738-7655
1002 Rochichi Dr
Boydton, VA 23917
(252) 430-1300
6470 Satterwhite Point Rd
Henderson, NC 27537
Golf Courses
(252) 492-1895
600 Hedrick Dr
Henderson, NC 27537
(434) 374-8822
799 Kinderton Rd
Clarksville, VA 23927
Campgrounds
(252) 438-7791
2041 Hibernia Rd
Henderson, NC 27537
(434) 738-0059
64 N Bend Dr
Boydton, VA 23917
(434) 738-6827
16101 US-58
Boydton, VA 23917
(252) 492-1426
1603 Townsville Landing Rd
Henderson, NC 27536
  • Counties: Charlotte County, Granville County, Halifax County, Mecklenburg County, Vance County, Warren County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Spotted Bass, White Crappie, White Crappie
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Polar Plunge, fishing tournaments
  • Sailing clubs (Yes)
  • Interesting facts: Kerr Lake is the largest Lake in the state of North Carolina.
  • Known for: Buggs Island Lake is also one of Virginia's best places to catch crappie
  • History: The area flooded by Kerr Lake includes land once inhabited by the Occoneechee Indians
Airports
Raleigh-Durham International Airport
2400 John Brantley Blvd, Morrisville, NC 27560
60 miles away
Henderson Oxford Airport
6514 Airport Rd, Oxford, NC 27565
20 miles away
About John H Kerr Reservoir
Minutes From Interstate 85

John H. Kerr Reservoir starts in North Carolina and spreads into Virginia. Across the state line, it is also known as Buggs Island Lake.

It is conveniently next to Interstate 85 to quickly take you to South Hill, Henderson, or Durham-Raleigh.

The Durham-Raleigh Area includes restaurants, attractions, and nightlife and an international airport, and several hospitals.

A Great Expanse

John H. Kerr Reservoir was completed in 1952 by the impoundment of the Roanoke and Dan River. It was named after a state congressman and is often called Kerr Lake.

The lake covers a whopping 50,000 acres with 850 miles of shoreline. Its waters are 100 feet deep at the dam and 30 feet deep on average.

Steele Creek Marina and Satterwhite Point Marina are on the North Carolina Shore.

Recreational Opportunities Abound

John H. Kerr Reservoir waters stretch far and wide for those on pontoons, powerboats, jet skis, sailboats, kayaks, canoes, and more.

Many enjoy the excitement of tubing, wakeboarding, water skiing, and kneeboarding.

There are many sandy points around the lake where you can lay out a towel and relax or cool off in the water.

With an abundance of fish like largemouth bass, crappie, striped bass, channel catfish, and flatheads, the lake is extremely popular with anglers.

Time in the Outdoors

The Kerr Lake State Recreation Area features seven campgrounds that offer wooded and waterfront lots.

The boat ramps, hiking trails, can picnic grounds leave campers and visitors many activities to choose from, and it is known as an amazing bird-watching location.

Around the Area

The Boyd Tavern is a historic tavern and inn located in nearby Boydton. It was constructed in 1790 and is on the Virginia Landmark Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

Rosemont Vineyards is a short drive away from the area in LaCrosse. The facility features a tasting room, tours, and event spaces.

A Great Choice of Lake Property

John H. Kerr Reservoir offers lakefront living at its finest. Enjoy a variety of lake activities with the beauty of North Carolina and Virginia all around you.