14 Parks near Henderson, North Carolina
May 2015 - $17.00
There's plenty of pros and cons to this place, this is our take on it.
- Waterfront sites available, large and pretty. All either full or partially shade.
- Lots of trash cans and spigots make it easy to keep things clean.
- Lots of bathhouses with showers. Bathhouse near us was kind of gross. The showers were flooding til I pulled a huge hair clot out. The bathhouse right by the camp host is pretty darn nice. There's soap, it's clean.
- no weird bug problems. No icky bug issues Iike excess gnats, skeeters, ants, spiders.
- nice little beach area and other lakefront picnic area- pretty and clean, nice for families.
-Dogs. You are allowed to bring your dogs.
-No maps posted anywhere unless you go and get one from the ranger station.
- Almost no cell reception here. Some areas where you might get a bar or 2.
- We had a terrible time with other people coming onto and thru our campsite. Because we had a waterfront site, we had people tromping thru at all hours, docking their boats by our tent, dragging their chairs into our campsite. It was really rude. If privacy is important to you this might not be the best place.
- Bathhouse near us was gross. No door locks or soap, but the toilet paper was locked onto the stall.
- Noise level. Saturday night people were screaming at the top of their lungs, dogs barking.. went non stop until past "quiet time."
- Not for hikers- more for boaters, sun worshippers, families, lake splashers.
-Dogs. This place has a constant audio backdrop of barking dogs.
- Rangers: I was napping since partiers kept me up. I heard a noise like a bear crashing thru the woods and looked out. A park ranger was charging down into our campsite-made a beeline for our picnic table and started going through our things without asking... That's illegal. Finally he looks up... We are both staring, and has a sheepish expression and says" uh sorry, I thought you had vodka bottles. I think we were the only people here not drinking! - Metaphormidable
Apr 2015 - $22.00
I'm working my way through all the Kerr Lake state parks, and so far this is at the top of my list. Many of these are similar, but this one in particular has many (not just a couple) sites that are literally right on the water, some of them even with "beaches" or at least areas where you or a dog can walk right into the water. It's clean, they've added nice wood decking to a couple sites and according to the Host are going to be doing a lot more upgrades in the coming year. A couple of downsides that aren't the park's fault: Hard to get any TV stations via antenna here since it's so far from a major metro, but DirecTV works fine if you pick the right site with line of site. Also, I have both a Verizon and an AT&T phone. Despite the fact that the AT&T coverage map shows strong coverage all around here, I had almost zero signal strength. Verizon, on the other hand, was strong LTE the whole time...just an FYI for planning purposes. The host greeted me almost immediately when I checked in and pointed me to some free firewood, and told me about the gates being locked and unlocked at certain times, and the rangers were friendly. I'm not going to tell you which sites are best because....I want them all for myself :) - RVAJeff
Oct 2013 - $35.00
Stayed in site 105D which actually is a double. Not sure if we paid extra or not? Rate includes reservation fee and any out of state fee. NICE location on a cove with a beach just a hundred yards away. Arrived on Sunday and hardly anyone in the Park. Needed a long hose extension to reach the faucet. Good Verizon cell and data! Launched kayak right from our site. - Kokomo
Jul 2016 - $22.00
Celebrated our birthdays, what a nice gift! The park was freshly mowed, clean park/beach, just perfect! Our site was lakefront, beautiful site, a little too much sun in the afternoon, will try for #47 next time. - Michael O
Jul 2016 - $24.00
The people responsible are really excellent. They are around all the time and are very courteous. The place is so good that is basically full all the time, specially this loop. - Pedrito
Jun 2014 - $19.00
This was our first stay at J.C.Cooper/Satterwhite. Our rate included a $6 senior discount. We had a waterfront site with electric, no sewer. The water hookup was a good 100+ feet from our unit, so therefore unusable. The site was softer dirt and rocks with a packed gravel area for the picnic table and fire ring. The 50 amp service was good. The roads are paved but turns are pretty tight. It was a hard maneuver to get into our site. Bigger rigs might have serious times getting through. There are not enough restroom/shower facilities for the number of campsites or the distance to them. Our site had a good view, especially for the rate, and we would stay again. - R&S
May 2015 - $22.00
This was our first experience in our new 36' motorhome and our first experience with NC State Parks. We would highly recommend the campground and plan on staying there again soon.
There was plenty of room to back our rig into our lake front site.
Restroom was clean.
We had some shade but the site we were on gets a good amount of sun in the evenings from across the lake.
No issues with the electric but we did have to use 50' of hose to get to the water hookup.
Covered trash can on the site and they picked up each day.
Neighbors were friendly and quiet.
We enjoyed watching the boats on the lake since we weren't having much luck fishing.
We had six adults (19-87) and three small dogs with us and everyone seemed to enjoy the weekend at the lake. Looking forward to our next visit in July. - TBonz
Apr 2013 - $19.00
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. - cbcon2
Aug 2010 - $20.00
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. - NCRambler
Oct 2016 - $25.00
Typical state park. Only 2 antenna channels and no wifi. Very quiet (off season) with spacious back-in sites. Lake was very high with water from Hurricane Matthew. Water and electric hookups worked well. Lots of room to walk the dog, just make sure you pick up after them. Not all dog owners follow the leash rules. Young lady at the gate seemed disinterested in her job. Camp host was friendly. Dump station entry was a little tight for a long 5er. - TH travelers
Mar 2016 - $20.00
One of the best areas on Kerr lake. Going back again in June. The camp host was very helpful and checked in with us several times to offer assistance. The park was very clean and the other campers we interacted with were really nice. We plan on going back as much as possible. Great staff too! - Birddog2you
Oct 2014 - $20.00
This place is a hidden gem, at least based on the reviews on this site which are few and far between for Kerr Lake. Maybe some stay away because of the "Army Corp" designation, I don't know but this is at the very top of the list of places I have travelled with my 31 foot MH. I'm in the final day of my stay right now, parked literally 10 feet from the water, listening to the small waves break on the shore. I love this place so much I just made four reservations for next year. I'm in Kimball Point 2 which has decent space between sites as opposed to 1 which is a little more "communal" but still exceptional. A 20 foot walk from my door is a small sandy beach area where I've been throwing the ball for my Chessy to the point where he's exhausted:) I realize it's late in the season (in fact, the last weekend this particular campground is open until spring) but it's quiet, clean and the views are just stunning. Power and water are perfect. OTA TV is hit or miss and you'll be lucky to get any major channels, but my Directv dish is working fine with my southern exposure:) I'm not a fisherman, but everyone else here is catching catfish like they're jumping into the boats. Every site has trashcans which are emptied daily, and the park rangers are very present and making regular rounds, even on this last weekend. That's a nice feeling. If you haven't given this place a shot, you're missing out. - RVAJeff
6254 Satterwhite Point Road Henderson, North Carolina 27537 (map) | (252) 438-7791
Sites: 105 | Latest Rate: $22.00 | 2 Reviews
Jun 2016 - $22.00
My wife and I stayed just one night to give this spot a try. We were very pleased with the campground. Our site was on the lake and we had shade from the trees. It was clean and neat, but kinda tight to back in. We needed a longer hose because the spigot was more than 50 ft away. The lake is great for swimming, fishing, and boating, but bring water shoes as the beach has rocks on it. We will be coming back to stay here longer next time. - Tree Man
Nov 2015 - $19.00
$19 per night (which included a $3/day transaction fee whether you book online or in person and a senior discount of $6/night) was for a mostly level packed sand site with 30-amp electric and water. Our site #97 had complete tree coverage, as did all of the sites in the J. C. Cooper campground loop at Satterwhite Point. There was a wooden picnic table and fire ring on the generous site. The facility as a whole is well maintained and very attractive. As stated above, there are trees throughout the campground so you have to be aware of them as you drive around; use caution. There were some very large units camping here so it is possible to get most any RV into the campground. All employees we encountered were friendly and helpful. It was a very quiet campground during our stay. Boating/fishing on the beautiful lake were the main activities for the campers. AT&T service was four bars of 4G LTE and Verizon service was three bars of 4G LTE. We used our Verizon jetpack to access the internet. We received 18 digital over-the-air TV stations and many radio stations. - DD Rolling Ranch
Jul 2009 - $14.00
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. - NCRambler
Aug 2010 - $26.00
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. - Wayward
Mar 2014 - $25.00
We stayed here two nights because it was the closest park to Overton where we did some genealogy research. Owner was friendly and helpful. Sites are just gravel along a fence. Has 50 amp, water and sewer. Not really a Campground. Rather it's a place to park your rig if you have a reason to be in the area. Quiet and no one bothered us. - Peter K
May 2013 - $30.00
Adjacent to Stuf-It Storage close to I-85 exit 209. Owner is very friendly and accommodating. Park is well kept. Pads are well packed gravel and are mostly level. Owner is able to accommodate extra vehicles, trailers, boats, etc. - Mumpsterj
Jun 2013 - $25.00
This was our first trip to Henderson Point which is apart of the Kerr Lake SRA. We reserved site #37 with water and electric in Loop 2, which is waterfront. I received good signal strength with my satellite dish ( 97% ) and full cell phone coverage with Verizon. We could sit in my camper and watch the sun go down reflecting off the water, watch the boats cruise by and fish from the bank. We really enjoy this campground with Hibernia being a very close second. We stayed 5 nights and really didn't want to leave. Had a great time here and I highly recommend this campground to anyone! I would give it a 10 if they had full hookups. - NC RV Travler
Jun 2015 - $25.00
We stayed for 4 nights and had a great time. Not much for kids to do at this park but is very quiet and has beautiful views of the lake. - JohnB GVA
Oct 2014 - $27.00
This is a hidden gem in southern Virginia. Grounds are immaculate, the sites are well separated. We will definitely be back! - teamfour
Apr 2014 - $12.00
This is a large COE campground, on John Kerr Lake. Campground roads are paved, with gravel on the sites, but some are a bit muddy. Sites are mostly overgrown and need clearing to allow more breezes and a view of the lake! C & D section have some turns where you have to watch-out for the leaning trees – the bruises show. All sites are at least partially shaded and have tables, fire-rings and lamp posts. Bathhouse is very good and was kept clean. There is a lot of boat noise that starts early on weekends. TV reception was mediocre with antenna and Verizon cell phone worked great. This year for whatever reason, the chiggers (red bugs) were simply terrible. Everyone I talked with was bitten many times. We camped here for 6 days, in a 5th wheel and will stay here again. Rate shown is with senior pass. - NCRambler