Buggs Island Lake (John H. Kerr Reservoir)

Photo by CameronDavidson@camerondavidson.com
Photo by Park Ranger Roseana Burick
Have fun at designated beaches across the lake. Remember to stay safe in around the water!
Camping is popular around the lake with 15 campgrounds spanning across the Virginia and North Carolina sides of the lake.
Photo by Park Ranger Roseana Burick
Not only is the lake family friendly but also pet friendly. We love to see the whole family enjoying the water. Even the dogs remember to wear their life jackets, so don't forget yours!
Photo by Park Ranger Roseana Burick
Volunteers around the lake help teach visitors the importance of water safety.
With four visitor/ nature centers around the lake, and various Chambers of Commerce, there's plenty to see and do. This ranger holds one of the snakes you'll see at the Joesph S.J. Tanner Environmental Center, located next to the Dam.
Photo by Ranger Bob Burick
When visiting the lake, you'll have the chance to see plenty of wildlife. There are regular sightings of bald eagles, osprey, and herons. You never know what you'll see!
Photo by CameronDavidson@camerondavidson.com
105 Second Street
Clarksville, VA 23927
Region Southern Virginia
Locality Mecklenburg
Clarksville Chamber: (434) 374-2436
Phone: (800) 557-5582
US Army Corps of Engineer: (434) 738-6143
Clarksville Chamber clarksville@kerrlake.com
Corps of Engineers jhkerr@usace.army.mil
Clarksville, VA clarksvilleva.com/recreation/on-the-lake
US Army Corps of Engineer www.saw.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakesandDams/JohnHKerr.aspx

Visit Virginia's largest lake! John H. Kerr Reservoir/Buggs Island Lake is more than 50,000 acres of fresh water with over 800 miles of beautiful shoreline. Surround yourself with natural beauty by launching a boat and see where it takes you.

Quiet coves are waiting to be explored. You can indulge your adventurous side with water sports such as skiing, fishing, sailing & swimming. It offers other recreation such as camping, hiking, bicycling, hunting, & golfing.

Listed as the number one Crappie fishing lake in the U.S. by "In-Fisherman" magazine, Kerr Lake is host to state and national fishing tournaments.

As night falls, watch gorgeous sunsets. The perfect escape for fun and relaxation is nestled along the shores. Dock your boat in Clarksville On The Lake.

  • Boating
  • Fishing

Last Updated: 4/3/2013 9:29 AM
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