Things to do around the Camp
One of the largest lakes on the Piedmont, Kerr Lake covers approximately 50,000 acres and has a shoreline of 850 miles in North Carolina and Virginia. The man-made lake was created in 1953 when the Roanoke River was dammed to assist in flood control and to provide hydroelectric power. Another result was the creation of one of the largest, most popular outdoor recreation areas in the state. Kerr Lake State Recreation Area consists of 9 separate rec areas spread out over 3,000 acres of land. Facilities at the rec areas include developed campgrounds, picnic areas, and boat ramps. The lake sees heavy recreational use, with boating and bass fishing the most popular activities. The lake is large enough that it rarely seems crowded. Several of the rec areas are open year-round, others closed during the winter months.
Official Kerr Lake Website
(be sure and check out the calendar of events)
See the Vance Co Visitor Info for area events and culture
Newly opened, McGregor Hall, features a variety of performing arts.
Every Saturday night you'll find good ole toe tappin country music at the RIDGEWAY OPRY HOUSE and it's just around the bend and a country mile from here.
Want to bring your horse with you on your trip?
Riding horses available for your added pleasure, check this out.
For a day of golf, tennis or swimming in a pool there is a country club open to the public and only 5 minutes away www.kerrlakecountryclub.com
Henderson has one of the few outdoor movie theatres and they have first run movies year round. www.raleighroaddrivein.com
Enjoy dinner in an authentic log cabin atmosphere
There are a lot of antique stores in the 7 towns within 30 minutes.
The gorgeous new library downtown has HIFI available, plenty of computers and of course lot of books www.perrylibrary.org