To say Kerr Lake is big is an understatement. Its more than 850 miles of shoreline stretches across Vance County, the North Carolina/Virginia state line, and 50,000 acres of water, making it one of the largest lakes in the Southeast.
It’s also one of the most beautiful, from wooded shores to secluded coves to tranquil picnic areas.
There are more fish in Kerr Lake than you can shake a lure at. The waters are teaming with largemouth and striped bass, catfish, crappies, and more. In fact, the fishing is so impressive, Kerr Lake continuously plays host to numerous state and national fishing tournaments. So, bait a hook, drop a line, and let the fun begin.
Do you like to play in the water? Kerr Lake has long been known as a haven for boaters and skiers. Sailboats and wind surfers cruise across endless expanses of water, while boaters and skiers glide across coves of glass-like water.
Kerr Lake offers marinas, numerous boat ramps, cottages, canoe and boat rental, camping, fishing, kayaking, and public swimming areas, all for you and your family to enjoy.
Located conveniently along I-85, Kerr Lake is just a short drive from Raleigh, N.C. (45 miles), Richmond, Va. (110 miles), Charlotte, N.C. (180 miles) and Washington, D.C. (200 miles).
Vance County Tourism invites you to explore Kerr Lake and enjoy the fishing, camping, boating, skiing, sailing, wind surfing, nature walking, bird watching, golfing, and even the bright lights of fireworks on the Fourth of July.