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Kerr Lake, aka John H. Kerr Lake, aka Kerr Reservoir, aka Bugs Island Lake is divided in the middle by US 15 and US 58. It straddles the Virginia and North Carolina border. Kerr Lake offers Occoneechee State Park and many wildlife management areas. The lake is the largest in Virginia with over 50 square miles of surface and a maximum depth of 100 feet.
Although it is not a huge area, there are many miles of jeep road. They are not well maintained in some areas so be prepared. Sections may be gated so vehicles will not be allowed past the gates. The best way to see it all is by mountain bike. Only a couple roads ever get to a view of Kerr Reservoir.
I had a good run on on part of this trail. The trail does meander across one of the parks main roads. I was concerned that apart of the trail is next to a year round hunting area- and there are warning signs about this! I did not feel safe running on that part of the trail.