Although the group, Roanoke River Basin Association (RRBA), is working on a layman’s version of its opposition to the withdrawal of large amounts of water from Kerr Lake by the Kerr Lake Regional Water System to sell and send to Raleigh and other locations, Kerr Lake Park Watch is compelled to release the RRBA’s legal response to the proposal. In supporting Deborah Ferruccio’s emergency meeting to get local citizens to help thwart approval of theRead More

A fairly visible lake support group is up in arms about a proposed and scheduled-to-be-signed water use agreement that could take 10 million gallons of water a day out of Kerr Lake, which could affect lake levels. A news release sent to KLPW and authored by Deborah Ferruccio, a leader the lake support group called Preserve our North Carolina Lakes Community calls for an emergency meeting urging local area citizens to attend to discuss howRead More

Get out your work clothes, hat and work gloves and conjure up a little elbow grease to help get some TO DO’S done in Kerr Lake’s Hibernia, an NC State Recreation Area on Saturday, April 25th.  Hibernia is one of the largest of the seven NC State Recreation Areas on the lake and is located just off NC 39 about a mile north of Townsville. “We’ve just got some extra things and a little tweakingRead More

(SCOTTSBURG) – YOU ARE INVITED!  The public is invited to join the Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society (CHAOS) for an evening of stargazing on Saturday, March 21, 8 to 11 p.m. CHAOS will be hosting their spring star party at Staunton River State Park March 18 – 21. As one of the darkest locations in the eastern United States, Staunton River State Park is an ideal location for viewing the night skies. The parkRead More

(SCOTTSBURG) – Living in a rural area, we are blessed with wonderful views of the night sky. Most residents of the US, however, are not so lucky. Urban lights intrude on the night sky (referred to as light pollution) and there are many that have never seen the stars at all. Staunton River State Park is working to ensure that their night sky is protected for all to view and enjoy. Staunton River State ParkRead More

Kerr Lake Park Watch’s Lead for Public Affairs, Frank Timberlake attended a legislative reception for state parks Tuesday evening as the guest of state Senator Chad Barefoot. Friends of NC State Parks hosted the event, with Senate and House Co-Chairs of the NER committee giving remarks. In front of old friends Senators Andrew Brock, Tom McGinnis, and Barefoot, and the new state parks director, Timberlake publicly thanked Dave Cook, Northern District Superintendent for his leadershipRead More

(RICHMOND) – Applications are being accepted through April 15 for two three-week summer sessions of the award-winning Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will notify selected participants via e-mail by May 1.  The program will be held July 19 to Aug. 8. Teams of eight to 10 participants will be chosen from current high school students between the ages of 14 and 17 (participants must be 14 byRead More

As Kerr Lake Park Watch is focusing on sharing and showing improvements and new construction on any and all public properties around the shores of Kerr Lake, a new project on the eastern bank of the North Carolina side of Kerr Lake is nearing completion. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is building a new two-lane boat ramp and parking lot at County Line Park which straddles the Vance-Warren County lines. The really hot feature of theRead More

If you are camping or boating near Bullocksville and Satterwhite Point this weekend, you may notice that the Kerr
Lake Triathlon will get underway from Bullocksville State Recreation Area Sunday morning.

Up to 350 swimmers, bikers and runners will compete in the Sunday event that brings participants from all over the country as it is a sanctioned event.

That also means that boat traffic will be watching and covering swimmers from Bullocksville to Satterwhite …

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While a few more sites are being rehabilitated on the NC side of Kerr Lake, some huge renovations are taking place
on the Virginia side. A new marina operator is gearing up on the NC side and a new marina is being built on the Virginia side of Kerr Lake.

As shown in the picture below, the Turner Family is camping in a newly renovated electric and water site that’s part of the 600 sites operated in the …

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