Staunton River Star Party offers free public viewing night October 17 SCOTTSBURG – The Staunton River Star Party will return to Staunton River State Park Oct. 12 – 18 for registered participants. A free public viewing night will be offered on Saturday, October 17 from 8 to 11 p.m. Join members of the Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society (CHAOS) for their fall star party. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the nightRead More

The water is receding along the shores of Kerr Lake, hitting a high at a little over 305 feet above mean sea level, with full pool normal being at 300 ft.  This morning the water, which is rapidly receding was less than 304.5 ft. That said, US Army Corps of Engineers reports no significance loss of campsite use due to water as does Virginia State Parks.  The seven NC State Recreation Areas are closer toRead More

Writing this notice may help bring rain to Kerr Lake, but the water level or lack thereof bears watching if you’re planning a camping or day trip. The water is approaching the 295-ft level, which is down 5 feet from the normal full pool level of 300 feet (above mean sea level). At Kerr Lake a vertical changed of 5 feet in water level can mean that the shoreline can be moved horizontally by a fewRead More

Most campers and folks out for a picnic at Kerr Lake also enjoy some form of boating or jet-skiing.  Thankfully, there are not to many accidents to report, but near misses due to things like texting, not paying attention, and not following boating rules, are increasing.  Daily Dispatch reporter Sarah Mansur caught up with Frank Timberlake, Lead Public Affairs for Kerr Lake Park Watch to get his views on Kerr Lake boater safety.  Here’s aRead More

KERR LAKE PARK WATCH submitted this article recently to area newspapers and several  papers printed it in variations.  For you, our members and visitors, we want to provide you with the entire article as the renovated sites in this story now set the pace for recreational RV camping.  We hope you will contact NC State Parks and/or your legislator and push for more such renovations.  Campers’ reactions to renovations soar as popularity and reservations ofRead More

With the good comes the bad.  The following is a guest testimonial/commentary by camper and KLPW member Larry Matthews. While neither I, nor any of my camping friends and/or family were involved, I am a camper and I’d like to offer my sincere apologies to the staff at Hibernia State Recreation Area at Kerr Lake for the extra effort they had to put forth a couple of weeks ago when four teenagers trashed the Area 2 men’s bath house.Read More

A lot of time and space on KLPW is taken up with public issues, governmental policies and concerns and the like.  So we thought we’d share with you FIVE (5) MINUTES of pure family fun from Hibernia State Recreation Area and beyond with a video from KLPW member families including the Baileys and the Matthews.  The video is shot and produced by Joshua Bailey and we want to warn you;  there are portions of thisRead More

The Vance County Tourism Development Authority will hold the 20th annual fireworks display over the water at beautiful Satterwhite Point, Kerr Lake, Henderson, NC on July 4.   Frankie Faucet and “the Drips” will perform Beach and Oldie’s music along with your favorites from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and flash light, kick back and enjoy.  Come early and grill your own meal or enjoy great food provided by vendors.  T-Shirts,Read More

Gene Addesso announces step-down after 13 years at the helm of the Roanoke River Basin Association. In his usual quiet and calm style veteran president of the Roanoke River Basin Association, Gene Addesso announced that he will retire from that leadership role on June 26th at a board meeting of the RRBA.  A successor is not known but will most likely be elected at that time. After 33 years as an IBM executive, Addesso assumedRead More

Whether you just want to quietly want to walk and observe or really move on down the trail, the Virginia State Parks around Kerr Lake have opportunities for you.  This Saturday, June 6th, is National Trails Days and you can do everything from pick your path at Occoneechee to help clean or build trails at the other parks.  Discover below how you can volunteer and or just enjoy!   Occoneechee State Park 1192 Occoneechee ParkRead More