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W. Kerr Scott Reservoir

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499 Reservoir Rd, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-7462
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Semi-hidden treasure of the region

A lovely lake, set in the midst of the mountains of central Wilkes County. There is fishing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jwthompson1234
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Wilkesboro, North Carolina
W. Kerr Scott Reservoir on a pontoon boat

Fishing trip on a pontoon boat; chose a weekday visit primarily to avoid water skiers. Water skiing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
968DavidT968
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Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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499 Reservoir Rd, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-7462
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely lake, set in the midst of the mountains of central Wilkes County. There is fishing, boating, swimming, camping, some of the best mountain biking in the nation, and lots of opportunities for hiking. Great picnic shelters and playgrounds are located along the lake....More

Thank jwthompson1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fishing trip on a pontoon boat; chose a weekday visit primarily to avoid water skiers. Water skiing is limited to the widest sections of the lake and the fishing is best on the western end outside the ski boundry bouys. Abundant hybrid strippers, gray, yellow...More

Thank 968DavidT968
Reviewed May 22, 2017

This is my local lake so I frequent it often. Once a year a group of my fishing buddies come from all over the state for a long weekend of fishing, eating and shooting the breeze. I haven't camped much but they tell me that...More

1  Thank raywells2006
Reviewed April 10, 2017

This multifaceted outdoor area is great in all seasons but spring and fall are especially nice with lovely flora everywhere. It's fun to wade in the lake on a hot summer day.

Thank gatortunor
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Mountain lake surrounded by trees, few homes on the water, views of nearby Blue Ridge. Nice Campgrounds, and a small marina with decent sandwiches, fishing tackle and minor boat repair. Great mountain bike location, many trails to walk.

1  Thank stancarman
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

I enjoy the area around the lake and taking trips on top of the dam. My parents have even camped there, at bandits roost, while visiting me. Little hidden gem without a lot of development along it's shores like a lot of lakes now a...More

1  Thank Tim E
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

If you want to be outside this is a great place to be. Water, playground, hiking trails, biking trails, ranging from several difficulties. Love to come here and hike. Daughter loves the playground. Wife loves the water. Win win win

Thank Scott K
Reviewed January 17, 2017

We have lived on this lake since 1976...we swim, fish, boat during the summer months and enjoy it's beauty during the Winter months.

Thank D303TRrichards
Reviewed November 15, 2016

I will start by saying that we only got a little over a mile into the trail before my daughter wrecked her bike and we had to leave. From what time we were there, the scenery was beautiful and everyone we met on the trail...More

Thank Jeanette S
Reviewed November 1, 2016

This is a great place for the family to spend the day, the weekend or even a week. Fishing, swimming, camping, boating or hiking, you name it W. Kerr Scott can provide it.

Thank Rebecca S
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Catherine M
July 31, 2017|
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Response from raywells2006 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the lake is open year round. The campgrounds do close up for the winter months.
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auggiesmom
May 19, 2017|
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Response from Tim E | Reviewed this property |
Park by the dam is nice. they have tables along 268 that are right along the lakeside....but for a nice spot I'd go to the marina and eat on the water.
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