HIGH WATER ALERT – DEPENDING ON COMING RAINS, KERR IS DESTINED TO GET A LITTLE HIGHER UP ON THE BANKS

HIGH WATER ALERT High water, not Hiawatha is returning in a big WAY. Recent rains, some torrential, are swelling the flood pool of John H Kerr Reservoir. At about 307 feet above mean sea level, and that’s 7 feet above the normal full pool level, Kerr Lake is likely to rise almost another 2 feet … Read more

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

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FROM THE USACE – APPROVED & PERMITTED FISHING TOURNEYS LIST

From the US Army Corps of Engineers, here’s a list of the upcoming approved and permitted fishing tournaments on Kerr Lake. When we receive another update, we will post that as well. John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir Special Events List    Permit  Dates                                      Organization                          Event Type                             Boats      Staging … Read more

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EXTENDED CAMPING AT HIBERNIA GOOD FOR CAMPERS & LOCAL ECONOMY

Area #2 of Hibernia State Recreation Area on Kerr Lake was bulging with folks camping and apparently enjoying the cold nights, crisp mornings and warm afternoons!   Kerr Lake Park Watch’s Frank Timberlake captured the campground full on video for you to see: https://youtu.be/Sc1AK0qMEB8   Campers have wanted to see an extended season on the … Read more

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RATES CLIMB AT NC STATE RECREATION AREAS WHILE TOILET TISSUE GETS TOUGHER

FYI – FOR THE RECORD, NC STATE PARKS MUST GET TOILET TISSUE AND OTHER SUPPLIES – ON STATE CONTRACT – ALL THAT IS SET UP OR ARRANGED BY THE NC DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION’S OFFICE OF PURCHASE & CONTRACT Visitors and campers in North Carolina are tired of paying more on promises for increased staff and … Read more

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KERR LAKE LEVELS NOT SCHEDULED FOR ANY CHANGES BY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Within the past several months, Kerr Lake Park Watch has received several online messages, a few emails and even a phone call about whether the average full pool level of Kerr Lake is going to be upped by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The simple answer is “no.”  Those who contacted Kerr Lake Park … Read more

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