Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
Vance/Warren County, North Carolina
GFBA has been active in providing design services for improvements at the seven parks within the Kerr Lake State Recreation Area since 1994. These projects have included campsite renovations, tot lots, parking and vehicular improvements, trails, and landscape improvements. Kerr Lake serves the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in its mission of controlling downstream flooding in the Roanoke River basin by providing flood storage. This storage capacity results in seasonal lake levels that can fluctuate from low water conditions at an elevation of 295+/- feet, to a maximum flood pool elevation of 320.0 feet. This range in lake levels presents a significant challenge in the design of permanent facilities for the use and enjoyment of visitors to the parks within the Kerr Lake State Recreation Area.