Rudds Creek Park is located on John H. Kerr Reservoir, a 50,000-acre lake that extends 39 miles up the wooded, cove-studded shoreline of the Roanoke River in Virginia and North Carolina. Rudd's Creek Campground is open April 1 - October 31. The Day Use Park, located across Hwy 58, is open year-around. Kerr Reservoir, also known as Buggs Island Lake, was created with the construction of the John H. Kerr Dam in 1952. Its 800 miles of wooded shoreline stretch across six counties in two states and offer countless recreation opportunities for visitors.
Public lands around the lake are open to hunting with appropriate state licenses. Game species include whitetail deer, wild turkey, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, gray squirrel, cottontail rabbit, fox and raccoon. Resident waterfowl species include wood duck, black duck, mallard and Canadian geese. There are 26 Wildlife Management Areas around the lake that provide year-round opportunities for hiking, wildlife viewing, birding and more. The Robert Munford Trail is about 5.5 miles long and is multipurpose. A trailhead is located within 7 miles of Rudd's Campground, at Eagle Point Landing. The lake is widely known for fishing, with large-mouth bass, striped bass, crappie and catfish available. Virginia Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries regulate fishing and hunting on the Virginia side.
There are 98 sites for tents or RVs, and amenities like hot showers, flush toilets and a dump station provide a comfortable camping experience. A swimming beach and picnic shelter make the campground ideal for families. The campground has its own boat ramp and courtesty dock for campers only. All electric sites have water hook-ups.
Rudds Creek Park is forested and offers plenty of shade. It is located 2 miles from the town of Boydton, VA, and has a marina less than a mile away. The campground road has very little shoulder, so care should be taken with bicycle riders and children.
The Corps Visitor Assistance Center is located about 30 minutes away at Kerr Dam. Gas, groceries and shopping are available just minutes away, in Boydton. THe park is about 20 minutes from Clarksville, Virginia and 30 minutes from South Hill, VA.
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Rain all day.We went into Clarksville for lunch and shopping.
There are plenty of water sites and they are all spacious. Bathrooms and bath houses could use an update and better air circulation.
Quiet campground with nice campers. while there, we visited North Bend COE campground which was super crowded; people crammed in there. But Rudd’s was not like that at all, even with all the sites full week of July 4th.
I think they could have more gravel placed on sites. When it rained, dirt splattered up on everything.
Bath house was kept clean; Showers were good!
Best part, you can beach your boats/kayaks right up to your site and nobody bothers your stuff. lots of space between water access spots.
There’s extra parking at the campsites for cars and boat trailers. There were 7 spaces for the 5 sites in our loop (2 of the sites were group sites).
Our spot #36 was almost completely shaded, but you could only see the water through the trees a little. We took web chairs down the 100 ft. path to the water to enjoy the views. It was a good compromise given the 90+ degree weather and the need for all the tree shade…our camper stayed nice and cool in the shade.
Be careful as there is poison ivy alongside the path! Wish they would do something about that.
Park Rangers patrol alot, but never get out of vehicle…there’s a no alcohol policy in the park, but they only seem to visually check as they drive by. If you must have it, keep it out of site, don’t get rowdy, and you should be fine.
Visiting the Dam was kinda neat. People fishing there getting huge catfish. Fishing around the campsite was great; not hard to catch fish there!
swimming and fishing is the best! they also have bathrooms for use!
Love that we can swim from site (bring water shoes as the bottom is NOT sand).
Older restrooms, but like the quiet old feeling of the campground.
Some sites have steps. Pick sites # 64-99 along water side if you want to have your boat or swim at your site.
Lots of trees, birds, and good fishing in the area. Hills in campground.
I have camped here in Spring, Summer and Fall!
We were really happy with Rudds Creek. It was very clean. Our site was relatively level and had gravel. There was a fire ring and a large picnic table. The bathrooms were very clean and an easy walk from our campsite. The map showed bathrooms in our loop but there wasn't anything there. Had to walk to the showers but not too far. The showers were large and clean with great water pressure and hot water. You could only see glimpses of water through the trees of our site but there was a path down to the water. It was rocky but we could set up two chairs and watch the sunset over the lake. We plan to go back again soon.