Archive for September, 2013


The schedule for Kerr Lake State Recreation Areas (7) has been updated and released by the superintendent over those North Carolina parks.

” We start scaling back after Labor Day when staffing scales back,” according to Bryce Fleming, the Kerr Lake State Recreation Area Superintendent.  “All parks that are closed over the winter are scheduled to have some sites open in 2014 by March 24th.”
Here are the 2013 closing dates for each park:

Henderson Point

Campground Closed


Area 1 (Sites 1-55) – Closed

Area 1 (Sites 57-70) – Open as overflow only- Closes October 27

Area 2 (Sites 77-110, H1) – Closes on October 27

Area 3 (Sites 113-152) – Closed


Area 1 (Sites 1-31, H1) – Closed

Area 3 –- (Sites 51-61, 88-109, H2) Open Year Round

JC Cooper Campground at Satterwhite Point

Area 1 (Sites 1-42, 80-104, H1, H2, and H3) – Open Year Round

Area 2 (Sites 43-79) – Closed

Area 3 (Sites 111-123) – Closed


Campground Closed

County Line

Campground Closed

Kimball Point

Area 1 (Sites 1-37D) – Closed

Area 2 (Sites 38-78D) – Closes October 27

All parks that are closed over the winter are scheduled to have some sites open in 2014 by March 24th.

You can get additional info by contacting the KLSRA office at (252) 438-7791 or the office is at 
6254 Satterwhite Point Road, Henderson, NC 27537.  You can also see more info at

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CHAOS Returns with Staunton River Star Party Oct. 1 – 6

by Pat Eastwood, PR/Marketing Specialist, VA State Parks

The Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society (CHAOS) returns to host the fifth Staunton River Star Party Oct. 1-6, with a public viewing night scheduled for Saturday, October 5. Staunton River State Park is located in one of the darkest spots along the Eastern seaboard, offering an ideal location for viewing the night sky.


CHAOS is the local astronomy club in Chapel Hill, NC. The club welcomes as members everyone interested in astronomy, from beginners to professional astronomers. CHAOS sponsors the Staunton River Star Party each spring and fall. Additional sponsors include Vixen Optics, Software Bisque, Explore Scientific, Orion Telescopes and Astronomy magazine.


Star party activities include vendors and speakers. Attendees will be able to set up and camp in either tents or RVs next to their equipment in the field near the visitor center. Preregistration is required.


Participants may register for the full star party for $60 or just the weekend (Friday and Saturday) for $35. For more information, or to register, visit Food and beverages will be available for purchase, including a “bottomless” coffee mug.


Everyone is invited to come out for the free public viewing night on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 7:30 to 11 p.m., weather permitting. A parking fee of $3 per car will apply.


Staunton River State Park is located in Halifax County at 1170 Staunton Trail, Scottsburg, VA. For specific information about the park you may call 434-572-4623, or email


For general information or to make overnight reservations at Staunton River or any of Virginia’s 36 award-winning state parks go to or call toll-free 800-933-7275.



Here is a link to an image on Flickr of a previous Staunton River Star Party:


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