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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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,

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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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In a storm series that lasted almost all night long last night at Hibernia and other parks on Kerr Lake, an indirect lightning jolt knocked down
three campers on one of Hibernia’s lake side camping areas.

Emergency and fire crews showed up at the park shortly before 11:00 PM on Sunday night. One person was taken to an area hospital and treated and released.

The persons knocked down were actually several campsites away from …

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NC State Parks officials from Raleigh will be at some of the Kerr Lake State Recreation areas next week to begin a plan on improvements. Those improvements are from a list
KLPW put together recently. Among the first parks visited will be Hibernia where they will look at improving some existing campsites.

One or more Kerr Lake Park Watch leaders will meet with those State Parks officials to get an update on improvements and to discuss …

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