Ask a Ranger: Getting set for summer of fun

May. 31, 2014 @ 02:52 PM

Memorial Day weekend is a time for reflection and remembrance of those military women and men who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day.

Memorial Day weekend is the first big holiday for the public to unfurl their summer sails and enjoy adventures at Kerr Lake State Recreation Area.

Although there were some flooding issues, the weather was exceptional, the water inviting and the facilities in perfect order to enjoy a wonderful weekend at the lake. Fun was had by all!

There was fishing, swimming, boating, grilling, and communing as far as the eye could see. It was wonderful to see the parks at Kerr Lake SRA come alive again with the start of another summer season.

Kerr Lake SRA offers a variety of amenities throughout our seven campgrounds that include electric and non-electric campgrounds and boat ramps.

Many of our campgrounds as well as Satterwhite Point offer day-use facilities. These day-use facilities offer community buildings, shelters, grills, picnic tables, playgrounds and plenty of lake access for swimming, fishing and boating.

There are special amenities that are available in specific parks; Bullocksville Park has a baseball diamond, Satterwhite Point a swim beach and volleyball court,;Nutbush Park a boat ramp event area; Hibernia Park an old homestead site and historic graveyard; and the main office has a visitor center, amphitheater and historic graveyard.

Activities that can be enjoyed at Kerr Lake SRA beyond the water and camping are hiking one of our four easy trails around the lake or participating in a Kerr Lake ranger-led program.

These programs can be found at ncparks.gov, advertised at the entrance booths or by calling and requesting a program at (252) 438-7791.

Kerr Lake SRA Rangers provide riveting programs, “luring” you into the Kerr Lake experience through interpretation, fishing, canoeing, exploring, hiking, and much more.

Authentic Kerr Lake SRA merchandise is available for purchase at the main office. The summer is here and Kerr Lake SRA is waiting — come and enjoy!

Send Kerr Lake questions to park ranger Jessica Williams at jessica.b.williams@ncparks.gov.