kerr scott

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 the summer.

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

If you have any questions or are interested in our rental please contact us at 336.921.2277 or 336-749-1651, email us, or use our online request form.


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