Kerr Lake is a popular choice for canoeing and kayaking, as well as the usual motorized boating. The lake itself is an obvious choice, and the parks that surround it make great camping spots if you’re planning a multi-day trip across the lake.
You can also navigate some of the rivers that branch off from Lake Kerr. From Staunton River State Park or Occoneechee State Park, you can paddle up the Bannister River (including the intriguingly named Difficult Creek) or the larger Dan River.
SOUTHERN VIRGINIA WILD BLUEWAY
Consisting of three rivers and two lakes spanning Halifax and Mecklenburg counties, the Southern Virginia Wild Blueway offers a paddling experience unlike anywhere else in the country. Unspoiled terrain and interesting wildlife provide a feeling of wilderness, yet the Blueway is a short drive from major metro areas and has dozens of easy access points. Whether you’re looking for a couple hours on the lake with your family, or a more challenging three-day river trek, the Blueway delivers. www.sovawildblueway.com
Buggs Island to Beechwood Flats Water Trail Canoe/Kayak Launch.
This one-of-a-kind universal access canoe/kayak is in a newly expanded and beautifully designed extension of the tailrace park just below the dam. It is now open to the public, so head on over!
Tailrace Park (located just below John H. Kerr Dam)
5460 Buggs Island Road
Boydton, VA 23917
Address: 8120 MacDonald Rd Scottsburg, VA 24589
Phone: (434) 575-1022