Kerr Lake

Kerr Lake, also known as the John H. Kerr Reservoir, is a large reservoir on the Roanoke River in Virginia and North Carolina. It was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s for flood control and hydropower generation. The lake has a surface area of 50,000 acres and 900 miles of wooded shoreline.

Kerr Lake is a popular destination for boating, fishing, swimming, camping, and hiking. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, striped bass, white perch, and crappie. The Corps of Engineers operates four campgrounds on the lake, and there are also several private campgrounds and marinas.

Here are some additional details about Kerr Lake:

  • Location: Virginia and North Carolina
  • Surface area: 50,000 acres
  • Shoreline length: 900 miles
  • Mean depth: 30 feet
  • Activities: Boating, fishing, swimming, camping, hiking
  • Fish species: Largemouth bass, striped bass, white perch, crappie

If you are planning a trip to Kerr Lake, be sure to check the water level before you go. The Corps of Engineers maintains the lake level near 300 feet above mean sea level during the summer months, but the level can fluctuate depending on rainfall and other factors. 

Kerr Lake
Article Name
Kerr Lake
Kerr Lake
Publisher Name
Publisher Logo