Ask a Ranger: Ins and outs of hosting at Kerr Lake

Jun. 01, 2013 @ 09:44 PM

Here at Kerr Lake State Recreation Area we have a wonderful volunteer program by which members of our community can camp free for an entire month. This volunteer program is called the host program. 

The host program is a volunteer program that entails a volunteer with an RV camping on a host spot in one of our seven camping areas.

Our requirements for a potential host: Be friendly and outgoing (they are the welcome committee), pick up trash around the campground, close gates at night, be the park rangers’ eyes and ears when we are unable to be present, and report any maintenance or public issues to the park staff. 

As a host, we also expect you to be the “ideal camper.” You should follow all rules and regulations.

Applications for the host program are available at our main office on Satterwhite Point Road or via mail by calling (252) 438-7791.

The ranger in charge of the host program is Whitney Gaither.

Programs for June

— “Ask a Ranger” on Thursday, June 6 at 4:30 p.m. (WIZS-1450 AM)

— Flower Power, Saturday June 9 at Nutbush Park Shelter

— Dugout Canoe Project, Saturday, June 22, 2 p.m. at Bullocksville Park

— Reading with a Ranger, Tuesday, June 18, 11 a.m. at Oxford Public Library

Contact the writer at or by phone, (252) 438-7791.