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Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Map of TRACK Trail at Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

The Kerr Lake State Recreation Area TRACK Trail is a 0.75 mile hike one-way (1.5 mile round-trip) through a mixed hardwood and pine tree forest along the edge of Kerr Lake. The trail features interpretive signs.

Set a course for Kerr Lake State Recreation Area to enjoy hiking, sailing, fishing, water skiing and camping. This 50,000-acre, man-made lake is a haven for water sports enthusiasts and landlubbers alike. The lake is situated in the northeast corner of the Piedmont region and lies in both Virginia and North Carolina. The recreation area's headquarters are located north of Henderson at Satterwhite Point. More than 800 miles of wooded shoreline provide access to a variety of fun-filled activities on the lake. Relax and enjoy water sports at any of the seven recreation areas operated by the NC Division of Parks and Recreation along this expansive reservoir.

Track an adventure here
Collectible sticker for Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Location Details

Recreational Features: Canoe / Kayak, Fishing, Interpretive Programs
Amenities: Restrooms, Nature Center, Visitor Center
ADA Compliant: Partial
Seasonality: Open all year
Benches and interpretive sign
View of the lake through trees
Tall pine trees
Pine trees and pine needle ground cover
Trees and sky reflecting in the lake
Forest with spaced out trees
View of the pine canopy
Shelf fungus on a tree
Visitor Center
Inside the nature center

Adventures for Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.50
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Hiking

Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.50
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to frog hops, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Hiking

Bug Out

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.50
The "Bug Out" brochure is an investigation into the creepy crawlies of the forest. This adventure will help you learn how to identify the difference between insects, spiders and other arthropods.
Need for Trees brochure
Hiking

Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.50
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, kids will discover six of the more common trees found along the trail. During their adventure, kids will learn about the need that people and other animals have for trees and about the roles trees play in the forest.
Hiking

Let's Explore - ecoEXPLORE

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.50
Scientists need your help! Use this brochure to learn how to be an ecoEXPLORER and share your nature observations with real scientists.

Directions

6254 Satterwhite Point Road
Henderson, NC 27537
Latitude: 36.441238700000
Longitude: -78.368295100000

Fore directions, please visit http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/kela/directions.php The TRACK Trail starts at the visitor center in Satterwhite Point.

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Kerr Lake State Recreation Area is made possible through a partnership between North Carolina State Parks, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program.