Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a
historic river called the Yadkin River. The
river was once scouted and explored by many
great pioneers including Daniel Boone, who
had settled in the Yadkin valley before
traveling further west. This river was once
a raging river causing much destruction and
flooding. In the 1800ís and 1900ís there
were several devastating floods from the
Wilkesboroís on down river. The river was
tamed by the Kerr Scott earthen dam project,
constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers in the early 1960ís. This project
created an almost 1500 acre lake with 55
miles of shoreline. Picnicking, camping, and
recreational areas or quiet streams and bays
are just a few things you will enjoy while
paddling on the lake.
Swimming is a great way to spend a warm
afternoon at the lake. Public swim beaches
are provided at Berry Mountain Park, Boomer
Park, and Fort Hamby Park.
With such a diverse animal population, there
are several areas open to hunters for game
animals on reservoir lands. There are six
wildlife management areas where hunting is
allowed, with special regulations. Fishing
is also permitted in the reservoir by boat
and many shore areas. Please check with the
Visitor Assistance Center or speak with a
park ranger for details.
The Lake rangers also provide an
interpretation program and are well-versed
on forestry, cultural and natural history,
natural resources as well as hydrology. The
programs are held at the campgrounds during
An afternoon of boating on the water is
another excellent way to spend the day.
There are several boat ramps and a canoe
launch around the reservoir.
Click here for a map
of W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir
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in our rental please contact us at 336.921.2277 or 336-749-1651,
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