John H. Kerr Dam

John H. Kerr Dam
John H. Kerr Dam
Kayak launch just below John H. Kerr Dam
John H. Kerr Dam
John H. Kerr Dam
1930 Mays Chapel Rd
Boydton, VA 23917
Region Southern Virginia
Locality Mecklenburg
USACOE Info: (434) 738-6101

The 4th largest dam in the United States, this massive structure contains enough concrete to pave a sidewalk 3 feet wide and 4 inches deep from Boydton to San Francisco.

The dam can be driven across, and viewed from many spots including the Liberty Hill Hiking Trail, North Bend Park, the Joseph Tanner Nature Center, and the Tailrace Park which sits just below the dam.

While tours are no longer offered inside of the dam, the exterior is just as impressive and can be closely observed.

Last Updated: 6/24/2014 1:44 PM
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