Buggs Island Lake Ramble

Boydton, Virginia

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Straddling the Virginia–North Carolina border lies the 50,000-acre John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir. Kerr Dam is the official name, but most Virginians call it Buggs Island Lake, named after an early settler who lived on a small island just below the present-day dam. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages this reservoir, which was built as one in a series of flood control dams along the Roanoke River. In addition to the reservoir’s functioning as a hydroelectric power plant, this lake region is a recreational paradise. Of course, most activities involve the water, but this short and easy ramble is a must for your next outing there. Terrain: Flat with several gentle rollers.
Road Biking Virginia

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Road Biking Virginia

by Jim Homerosky (Falcon Guides)

Straddling the Virginia–North Carolina border lies the 50,000-acre John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir. Kerr Dam is the official name, but most Virginians call it Buggs Island Lake, named after an early settler who lived on a small island just below the present-day dam. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages this reservoir, which was built as one in a series of flood control dams along the Roanoke River.

In addition to the reservoir’s functioning as a hydroelectric power plant, this lake region is a recreational paradise. Of course, most activities involve the water, but this short and easy ramble is a must for your next outing there. Terrain: Flat with several gentle rollers.

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Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Boydton
Distance: 25
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round; best spring and fall
Local Contacts: John H. Kerr Visitor Assistance Center
Local Maps: DeLorme Virginia Atlas and Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Buggs Island Lake Ramble

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