Year Built: 1947-1952
Surface Area: 50,000 Acres
Miles of Shoreline: 850
Average Depth: 30 Feet
Maximum Depth: 100 Feet
Kerr Lake (officially John H. Kerr Reservoir, also known as Bugg's Island Lake) is a reservoir along the border of the U.S. states of North Carolina and Virginia created by the John H Kerr Dam.
The dam construction started in 1947 and took 2,100+ workers in three shifts, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, more than four years to complete, and was finished in 1952 to produce electricity and to provide flood control.
It is the largest reservoir in Virginia.
It is owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
It is located in parts of Vance, Granville and Warren counties in North Carolina, and Mecklenburg, Charlotte and Halifax counties in Virginia.