At KLPW, we’ve had a number of campers to say thanks to the NC State Parks KLSRA folks
for finally upgrading some sites, particularly in the electric loop of Hibernia SRA.

Some may be amazed but there are scores of campers who have asked or indicated their willingness to have “clean up” or “fix up” days with volunteers working in the seven (7) state …

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“When it comes to government kicking at the people and to the people, add one more insult to injury; that’s right the feds are going to close
Kerr Lake parks right here as leaf season comes into play,” says Kerr Lake Park Watch PA Lead Frank Timberlake.  Kerr Lake facilities owned and operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers
will be closed beginning on Thursday.  Timberlake added, “That means if you are planning to picnic, jog, …

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Several months ago KLPW informed you when NC State Parks officials toured some of the Kerr
Lake State Recreation Areas and vowed to make some very badly needed upgrades and rehabs to sites.

State officials viewed, photographed and even measured the sites that KLPW identified as critical. Also, sites that might increase revenue for the parks if properly
renovated with defined sites, more level and convenient to large travel trailers and RV rigs.

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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 …

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on September 20, 2013


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 …

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on August 20, 2013


They wear white jump suits and they move like lightning. They are really good painters, but they are not full-time painters. Some work at one
park, some work at all of the seven parks or state recreation areas on the North Carolina side of Kerr Lake. Some plumb, some wire, some cut grass, some pick up trash and some do a combination
of all those and much more. They are “The Crew” at Kerr Lake State Recreation …

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At the peak of summer, a lot of empty spaces, more commonly called boat slips, remain empty at the Occoneechee State Park Marina on Kerr Lake at Clarksville.  Having viewed the marina about a month ago, KLPW found that most of the boats at the docks seem to be longer term rentals as most showed up again in last week’s photos.Summer camping, especially during the week, is usually more sparse at Occoneechee State Park.  Although waterfront from many vantage points,Read More

KLPW  has previously brought the Virginia Uranium mining issue to KLPW members and was sent this first seen media report on a new research
report authorized by the Roanoke River Basin Association (RRBA).RRBA has sent a full copy of the 25-page report and KLPW will be glad to send you your copy via email. Just
send a request to or you may visit



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by Larry Matthews

(Editor’s Note:  We welcome what amounts to Letters to the Editor type information. We feel good opinions
become good advice that may become policy, referring to our Kerr Lake park interest. Feel free to write. Larry Matthews is an avid, life-long camper at Kerr Lake, mostly at Hibernia. Matthews is also
a charter member of Kerr Lake Park Watch.)

While camping last week I did see that some of the issues mentioned …

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NC State Parks officials from Raleigh today began drawing plans for campsite upgrades for seven (7) waterfront and
water view existing sites at Hibernia State Recreation Area. District Superintendent Dave Cook and the state parks landscape architect, Nigel Clark met with Kerr Lake Superintendent Bryce
Fleming, Kerr Lake Maintenance Chief Chris Curl and Kerr Lake Park Watch’s Frank Timberlake to
consider upgrade options.

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