Posts Tagged #kerr lake park watch

SPRING IS HERE & CAMPING IS HERE OR JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

Spring has sprung and camping season at Kerr Lake has begun and we at Kerr Lake Park Watch want to update on park openings. Although there are some year-round sections that are open during the winter in some of the campgrounds around Kerr Lake, most of them open around Spring. VIRGINIA STATE PARKS The two … Read more

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Posted in: KLPW - Corps of Engineers Campgrounds, KLPW - N C State Recreation Areas, KLPW - Occoneechee State Park, KLPW - PARK LIST, KLPW- Staunton River State Park

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HAPPY NEW YEAR & YES IT’S STILL LOW TIDE AT KERR

Happy and pretty dry New Year from Kerr Lake.  Kerr Lake is suffering from chronic low tide.  The lake went down in September and has remained uncustomarily low around the 294-foot level for about four months.   Normal lake level is 300 feet above mean sea level.  You can see from the attached USACE graph that … Read more

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Posted in: KLPW - Boating and Related Improvements, KLPW - US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, KLPW - WATER RELATED

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CAMPSITE GRAVEL REPLENISHMENT PROGRAM DELAYED BY HIGH WATER IS NOW UNDER WAY AT NC KERR LAKE STATE RECREATION AREAS

The water went up the first of May to 313 ft and down, then to 311 ft and down, then to 307.5 ft in June (above sea level, normal is 300 ft) and now it’s back close to normal. NC Parks maintenance crews at Kerr have pulled the electric boxes on campsites, put them back, … Read more

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Posted in: KLPW - Campground Facilities and Improvements, KLPW - N C State Recreation Areas

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IT’S SPRING & THAT MEANS KERR LAKE RISES – FOR UPDATES VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

Here we were almost showing up in the drought column in Piedmont North Carolina and Southside Virginia, then came the rains.  It’s Spring and especially during April, the showers that bring the flowers usually show up. Kerr Lake is now over 306.5 feet above MSL (Mean Sea Level – 300′ is normal full pool) and … Read more

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Posted in: KLPW - Camping Safety, KLPW - N C State Recreation Areas, KLPW - US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, KLPW - WATER RELATED

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FIRST OF ITS KIND SPLASH PARK IS COMING TO KERR LAKE – Virginia Governor Announces Park Improvement at Occoneechee Ground-Breaking

The 64-year old John H. Kerr Reservoir has seen a lot of changes and improvements during its lifetime.  A lot of those changes have been positive and directly made for the public’s use and enjoyment; among them campgrounds, boat ramps, picnic areas, hiking trails, playgrounds, restrooms and more. At a ground-breaking ceremony earlier this week … Read more

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Posted in: KLPW - Campground Facilities and Improvements, KLPW - Occoneechee State Park

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