Kerr Lake - Longwood Park Trip
Put In - Take Hwy 15 S from Clarksville, VA, approximately 5 miles and entrance will be on the right. Follow signs. From Raleigh, Longwood Park is a nice drive up Highway 50 to Creedmoor and then take 15 north through Oxford. The park is on your left after entering Virginia.
Distance/Time - 3 trips, trip 1 up Beaver Pond, 4.8 miles, 2nd trip - 3.6 miles at night, 3rd a morning trip that was shortened because of rain, 5.1 miles. I really wanted to try and make it to Grassy Creek boat ramp which is about 5 miles from the campsite. However, rain and wind and cooler weather caused me to turn around.
Difficulty - Above Average, because of the wind.
Trip Directions - I found that the Virginia Park System is very well run. Each campsite on Kerr has a RV Host that monitors the park 24/7. They keep the place clean, take your camp fees, and make sure all rules are followed. The 10pm to 7am quiet time was strictly enforced. The campsites are also well maintained, I especially like the chest high table for cooking on. Kerr is a very large lake and for kayaking you want to stay in the smaller tributaries of the lake. I also took a car trip around the lake to scope out other campsites and came upon the small town of Clarksville. It is very picturesque town.
Hazards - Wind.