Quiet during the week; picturesque, lots of trees, we were almost alone in the park. Rate reflects senior discount. Very clean & well maintained baths & showers. Helpful resident camper. Don't know if the atmosphere changes on weekends or in the summer, but we loved the place and will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
BULLOCKSVILLE – one of several parks on N.C. Kerr Lake State Recreation Area (SRA). Roads are paved, but sites are gravel. (Many sites require 50-100 ft of hose to reach the water!) All sites are at least partially shaded and have good picnic tables, fire-rings. Bathrooms were okay, and kept clean. Good beach area for kids. Boat ramp with dock adjacent to the camping area. Many good water front sites and many inner-loop sites have a view of the lake. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the best state parks that we have stayed in. The only reason that I didn't give this a 10 is because of the lack of sewer hook ups. We were in the Handicap site, which is all cement and level. The site is located in a small cove right beside a boat launch with a nice little beach. We were able to launch a boat and wet land it in the cove and the kids still had plenty on beach to play on. It was fourth of July weekend so the park was packed, but it was not crowded. The bath houses were cleaned twice a day, even on the weekends. The rangers keep the park nice and quiet during quiet time, but did not disturb you if you were outside hanging around the fire. All in all, this was a great weekend at great park. We will definitely be back here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our second trip to Hibernia Campground in Kerr Lake SRA. We reserved site site #88 on the lake with W/E in Loop 2 which is on the lake. It was very nice with the water being 50 ft from our site on three sides. We really enjoy this campground with Henderson Point being a very close second. We stayed 4 nights and really didn't want to leave. The camp host in loop 2 will give you free fire wood if you ask which is an added bonus. The park does not sell fire wood but most of the stores in the area does for $5.99 a bundle. Had a great time here and I highly recommend this campground to anyone! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have a special need child so this campground was great. We couldn't get the handicap spot because we had a tent and you can't put it on site, but got one next to it. This was great as we could push the wheel chair down to the water. The sight also had lots of room for the tent and all the extra stuff. There was lots of shade, toilets, sinks, showers were very clean and kept up well. Lots of room for the wheel chair. It was very quiet at nigh. Will camp a lot more time here, just wish it was a year round. We camped here in a Tent.
Hibernia Campground is part of the Kerr Lake State Recreation Area (SRA), and is located at the end of Hibernia Road, off Route 39 in Townsville, NC. This year I selected site 104 (W/E) and was pleased with the level site, graveled drive and camp pad. Pad featured fire ring, lantern stand, picnic table in good condition. Lake levels vary depending upon rain to the north/west, as well as how much water is let out of Kerr via the Kerr Dam to sustain Lake Gaston at its proper height. Sites 100-107 or thereabouts have been set up with 4x4 framed driveway, and framed pad, with rock (rip-rap)(lake side) to protect the sites from being washed out. Some sites are situated/rocked with easier access to the lake than others, but they are level! While there, the lake seemed to shrink and the beach expand about 1 foot a day, but, due to the activity at the nearby boatramp, the lake bottom was not murky from our site. Water was very comfortable for swimming or just a refreshing dip. Park features a nature trail (Plantation Trail) taking you to the site of the original Plantation as well as family cemetary. Very large park with mostly lake accessable sites - bathhouses on each loop, clean and maintained. Boat ramp and area for trailer storage. Gate personnel were very accommodating. Nearby is RJ's Country Store which has camping/fishing merchandise. and a newly added deli. About 1 mile south on Route 39 is Chuck's. Both sell gasoline, and propane trade-in. (Only place locally to get refills is store at corner of Nutbush and Satterwhite Point Road). Wal-mart is about 15 miles south off I-85, many eateries in Henderson (Dabney Road exit off I-85). Clarksville, VA is an easy drive of about 17 miles north on 39, north on Route 15. Best eatery - Middleburg Steak House on Route 158 in Middleburg, NC. Nice Antique stores in nearby Warrenton, NC as well as 'Virginia Avenue' in Clarksville, VA. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We stayed at the Bullocksville campground. Campground is typical of many state parks, especially N.C. – good, but needs funding for better upkeep and improvement. Roads are paved, but sites are gravel. (Note – many sites require hose to reach the water!) All sites are at least partially shaded and have good picnic tables, fire-rings; a few not very level. Bathrooms were OK, and kept clean. Many good water front sites; other have view of the lake. We stayed here for 4 days and would camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
When we stayed here two years ago we would have given this campground and staff 10/10. Sadly, now we would say 4/10. The main difference: The ranger that used to be in charge moved to another state park system. I cannot remember his name, but he was super friendly and helpful and made sure that this was a safe and friendly park. Now that he is gone, we noticed that the security of the park is gone too. And without good management, the park was not well kept. We were told by one of the park staff that a new ranger should be hired soon. Hopefully, he or she can make this a great campground again, but until then we will avoid this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at JC Cooper Campground at Satterwhite Point. NC State Parks have a new reservation system and the computers were down when we wanted to make a reservation so we had to show up as a "walk in" on Monday afternoon. The attendants at the gate were obviously new and couldn't figure out what sites were available. We got permission to go look for a site and come back to register. Some sites had white tags on them stating "Reserved from ___ to ___" but no dates were on the tags. We picked a site with no tag along the water, backed in, hooked up electric to keep the A/C running in 94 degree temps and went back to register. By now the attendants had figured out how to find available sites and told us the site we picked was not available and gave us a list of about 12 available sites...none of which were along the lake with 50amp service and water. So we moved the rig and went back again to register. We stood outside the registration booth in the hot sun for 30 minutes while the lady typed in our information - ONE LETTER AT A TIME - she didn't know how to type or use the mouse (kept running it off the edge of the desk). Then she couldn't get the computer to take the abbreviation for our state as she didn't know how to click on the arrow to expose the drop-down window in which to select the correct state. The gate attendants were both very nice but they should have been given better training or had somebody with them that knew what they were doing. TWO hours after our initial arrival at the gate we finally settled in our site. Later in the evening we observed the man attendant putting reserved signs on campsites. These now had dates on them and all were reservations for the following weekend. Of course the site we had originally picked out (along with several others on the lake front) were never occupied. We were required to move for no reason other than incompetence of the computer operator/system. Unfortunately this park is getting to be a party central area…a group by the lake was very large and loud. The bathrooms were atrocious…full of bugs, in need of paint, dirty sinks and toilets, no toilet tissue. There are a couple of curves that big rigs can negotiate only with extreme caution. Handicapped sites (there are three) are concrete but too small to accommodate big rigs. Campground hosts were very nice and said their suggestions to make things easier for big rig owners and remodeling of bathrooms have fallen on deaf ears. This used to be a fairly nice, quiet place to stay but no money is being put back into upkeep of the park and security has become non-existent. Oh, and they lock the gates at 10PM and don’t open them up until 8AM. We will move this park to the bottom of our list as an emergency stopping place only. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped at JC Cooper over the Memorial Day weekend. It was very noisy. Campers did not abide by the quiet hours and we saw no enforcement either. The folks next to us had a large group and played a game (loudly) outside until almost midnight. Some guys came by in a truck at 2:30 a.m. banging on trash cans and hollering. My husband said the men's room was in rough shape. The woman's room was out of toilet paper most of the weekend. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This is a typical state park. JC Cooper Facilities were clean but shower tile needs to be upgraded. The water faucet locations can pose a problem - I had to use two hoses to get connection which would have been a problem if I didn't have two hoses available. The sites are large and positioned to allow privacy between them. Staff preparing for summer season - grading sites, tree work, etc. A great park to enjoy Kerr Lake, boat ramp for camper use only, peaceful escape this time of year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at the Bullocksville CG. It was clean and quiet. There was an excellent view of Kerr Lake. The staff was attentive and courteous. All in all we enjoyed the weekend stay there. The cost for the water/electric sites were $20 but we got the senior's rate of $14 per night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I stayed at Hibernia Campground, part of the Kerr State Recreation Area, on site 95, with water and electric hook up. Site was level side to side on gravel pad, with good view of the Lake and a nice amount of grass between pad and rocks before the beach. When I went down mid July to check sites and reserve, the lake was very high, with picnic tables and fire rings under water at many sites. Upon arrival 7/28, lake was 'back to normal' with nice beach, and picnic tables have been replaced. Noticed lake shrinking about a foot every 24 hours and did hear a rumor that the lake is being pumped for Newport News. Restrooms/showers were clean and well maintained as were all of the grounds in the various camping areas. We enjoyed our walk on the Plantation Trail, and visited the cemetary of the Hargrove Family who migrated from England in the 1700's. Great place to camp. Two stores within 5 miles - RJ's Country Store (formerly Hibernia Shell) and Chuck's Shell both on Route 39, one at Hibernia Road, the other at Townsville Landing Road. We did enjoy Middleburg Steakhouse in Middleburg, and also tried 'The Olde Place' in Townsville, which was nice. There's a Walmart off Dabney/Rt. 85 as well as fast food joints, etc. all around Henderson, NC. We took a trip up to Clarksville, VA and enjoyed eating at the Lamplighter, visiting Occoneechee State Park, and Virginia Street Mall. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We stayed in the JC Cooper Campground at Satterwhite Point on four camping sites, 48-49-50-51. The weather was hot for this time of year. We had access to the lake with one of our sites being right at the lake. I have a 33 ft TT and was able to get a site next to the road and was able to back into it very easy. Our water hook ups for all 4 sites were at the front of my camping site #49. You need to make sure you have at least 50-75ft of some type of hose. I used a 50ft. garden hose and only used the water for showers and pottie. I also had to connect my 25ft white water hose to be able to connect to the TT. A friend came up on Friday and he had to tie into my water line with a splitter to get water to his camper on site #48. So make sure you have long length of hose with you for water hook-ups. The power box had 30amp, 50amp and a 20amp duplex plug in it right next to my slide out. With us using 4 sites we had a great time this weekend. This was a quick last of summer get together before all our kids go back to school. We had over 35 people at our Saturday night potluck dinner. We will return and hope the weather is cooler and the fish are biting. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There are 7 Campgrounds all together in the park. We have stayed at 4 of them and enjoy both Hiberna and J.C. Cooper parks. The sites are huge and private and many of them are right on the lake. The bathrooms in these 2 sites are new and clean. The major drawback is the lack of sewer hookups but there is a dump station at each campground. The 2 Nutbush campgrounds are crowded, the bathrooms are filthy and many noisy locals spend the weekend partying there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Great place close to home for us. Campsites right on the lake. Staff friendly. Sites private. Even when busy does not seem crowded. Bathhouse very clean. Worryfree and safe camping. Kids love it. Will be back often. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
A great place to stay with camping right on the lake. This is definitely a "make your own entertainment" kind of place though with no tourist attractions, etc. The biggest draw-back is that there are no sewer hook-ups but there is a dump station. Also, the gate closes at 8PM so if you decide to park a vehicle outside the entrance, take a bike as it's quite a hike. The water hook-up may be a ways from your site so be sure to have lots of hose. At $17/night the price can't be beat. It's even worth the 7 day minimum to reserve a site for busy times like Labor Day or the July 4th weekend. There is a Golf course nearby. We like the Satterwhite Point sites the best but there are 7 large campgrounds to choose from. We camped here in a camper.
Located on North Carolina’s Kerr Lake State Recreation Area (SRA). The campground was nearly empty in mid-April. Many sites are located in wooded area with too many trees, making it impossible for large campers. A few sites slope badly and most sites are not level. No park attendant or host this early in the season. Roads are paved, but sites are sand or gravel. About half of the sites are in full sun. Bathrooms were okay, and kept clean. There are some waterfront sites; others have a view of the lake. Verizon cell phone was excellent. No TV reception over the air at our site. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nutbush is part of North Carolina’s Kerr Lake State Recreation Area (SRA). Campground is typical of many state parks, especially N.C. – okay, but needs funding for upkeep and improvement. Roads are paved, but sites are gravel. Only a few pull-thru sites in camping areas 1 & 3. Sites tend to be small, most are difficult for campers over 30 feet. Sites Area 3 does have well located electrical & water hookups. Most sites are at least partially shaded and have good fire-rings; but are not leveled very well. Bathrooms were okay, and kept clean. (Area 1 sites may require 100 ft of hose to reach the water.) Weak on enforcing rules, i.e. quiet time, number people per site, alcohol use. Weak on enforcing rules, i.e. quiet time, number people per site, alcohol use. We stayed 4 days in a 30 ft Travel Trailer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The March 2010 review is an accurate one. For us the location was ideal for a working trip in nearby Henderson. We enjoyed this park. Don't expect all the amenities and efficiencies of the larger parks. My rating of this park is based primarily on the setting. There are only a few sites, in a quiet country setting, secluded and set nicely in and around an old family tobacco farm. You can explore the log farm buildings. The owner is friendly and helpful. Our site was very nice. The pad was large and level but one bit of caution: the hookups were not placed in the usual left-center side, so you may need a bit of creativity. Our power cord just barely reached and we needed to use the sewer extension hose. There is a bed and breakfast here in case you want to meet friends or family. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Camped here for work for several weeks. Very small campground with only 4-5 sites, but the sites are very large. Campground is located on an old 150-acre tobacco farm, and all of the electrical hookups are mounted onto different barns and outbuildings. There is an "outhouse" with bathroom, shower, washer, and dryer. It's very quiet. The owner is very nice, and will go out of her way to help you. This has become my regular campground when in the area! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.