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John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir
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John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir © bobistraveling / CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Picnic site at Satterwhite Point, Kerr Lake State Recreation Area, North Carolina.
John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir © Bud Davis, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
The John H. Kerr Dam and Lake on the Roanoke River in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed the dam for flood control on the Roanoke River. View is to the south-southwest.
John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir © bobistraveling / CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Sailboat off Satterwhite Point at Kerr Lake State Recreation Area.
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JOHN H. KERR DAM AND RESERVOIR
JOHN H. KERR DAM AND RESERVOIR
1930 Mays Chapel Road
Boydton, Virginia   23917
(lat:36.5942 lon:-78.3093)

Phone: 434-738-6143
John H. Kerr Dam & Reservoir, also known as Buggs Island Lake, is a 50,000-acre lake extending 39 miles up the Roanoke River along 800 miles of wooded, cove-studded shoreline in Virginia and North Carolina. Visitors enjoy fishing, camping, swimming, boating or just relaxing and enjoying the scenic beauty. There are 30 recreation areas around Kerr Reservoir: campsites, swim beaches, picnic areas, hiking, nature trails, marinas all available for public use. There are 26 wildlife management areas on Kerr, totaling over 10,000 acres. In addition to flood control and hydroelectric power, other benefits include fish and wildlife conservation, recreation, forest management, and water supply.
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John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir is located near Henderson


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From Raleigh, north on US 1 to I-85; west on NC 1224, exit 223; north on NC 1200, which turns into VA 4 at State line. From Richmond, south on I-95; south on I-85 toward South Hill; West on US 58, exit 12; South on VA 4.

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