Grassy Creek Park

John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir

Grassy Creek Park is located on John H. Kerr Reservoir, a 50,000-acre lake that extends 39 miles up the wooded, cove-studded shoreline of the Roanoke River in Virginia and North Carolina. Kerr Reservoir, also known as Buggs Island Lake, was created with the construction of the John H. Kerr Dam in 1952. Its 800 miles of wooded shoreline stretch across six counties and two states and offer countless recreation opportunities for visitors.

Visitors to Grassy Creek Park will enjoy the lakeside view. A designated swimming beach and picnic shelter make the campground ideal for families.  

Need to Know

Natural Features

Grassy Creek Park offers many shaded picnic areas that you can enjoy. It is the only park that John H. Kerr Reservoir manages that is in North Carolina. 

Nearby Attractions

Grassy Creek Park is located approximaetly 10 minutes from Clarksville, Virginia. Shopping, gas, and groceries are available in Clarksville. Clarksville Marina is about 15 minutes away by highway; approximately 30 minutes by water.


Public lands around the lake are open to hunting with appropriate state licenses. Game species include whitetail deer, wild turkey, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, gray squirrel, cottontail rabbit, fox and raccoon. Resident waterfowl species include wood duck, black duck, mallard and Canadian geese. There are 26 Wildlife Management Areas around the lake that provide year-round opportunities for hiking, wildlife viewing, birding and more. The lake is widely known for fishing, with large-mouth bass, striped bass, crappie, flathead catfish, channel catfish and blue catfish available. Viriginia Dept of Wildlife Resources regulate hunting and fishing on Kerr Lake on the Virginia side (which is known as Buggs Island Lake) and North Carolina Dept of Wildlife Resources regulate hunting and fishing on Kerr Lake on the North Carolina side.

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Contact Information

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: (434) 738-6143

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

The physidal address for Grassy Creek Park is 3173 Harry Davis Road, Bullock, NC 27507. Grassy Creek is approximately 7 miles from Clarksville, VA. 

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