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Description - John H. Kerr Power House offers tours where the visitor may see generators, a control room, electrical and mechanical floors. The dam itself is a spectacular man-made feature. Creation of this dam opened up endless recreation opportunities. The lake is well known for power boating, jet skiing, fishing and swimming. Note: you will want to carry bug repellent during the warmer months.

Recreation - This area offers countless boat launches and camping opportunities. The Elm Hill State Game Management Area is close by offering a rifle range. There are two state parks which offer camping, hiking and the other usual park amenities.

Climate - Virginia generally has mild winters and warm humid summers. The Piedmont Plateau area of the state has winter temperatures averaging above 36 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius). The state's summer temperatures have little variation. Piedmont Plateau generally experiences temperatures above 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius). High humidity along with warm temperatures can be uncomfortable.

Location - Located in central Virginia along the North Carolina border, Exit 12 from Interstate 85; US 58 west; left on US 4 to John H. Kerr Dam.

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John H Kerr Dam And Reservoir, 5460 Buggs Island Road , Boydton, VA, 23917, Phone: 434-738-6633

Additional Information:
Central Virginia Travel Region - Central Virginia is home to eleven State Parks, a historical driving tour, several wildlife refuges and natural areas as well as countless Civil War battlefields.
Virginia Lakes - Virginia's lakes and reservoirs are scattered throughout the state. The lakes and reservoirs in Virginia range from huge reservoirs to small lakes

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