Cool off this summer in the water at Kerr Lake, just a 30-minute drive east of Oak Grove Plantation Bed & Breakfast. Our guests enjoy the swimming, hiking, biking at the largest man-made lake in Virginia. The closest beaches, at Buffalo Park and Longwood Park, have play equipment for children and bathrooms. Fishing is quite popular at the lake. In fact the largest blue catfish in the world (134 pounds) was caught there last year.
The lake, with several small islands, covers more than 50,000 acres straddling the Virginia and North Carolina borders. Fresh water flows into the lake from the Roanoke (Staunton) River and Dan River, which flows through South Boston.
Some other close options for swimming and boating in North Carolina are Hyco Lake and Mayo Lake, about 25-35 minutes south of our B&B. There is a pool at Staunton River State Park. And even closer, kids love to wade in the two small creeks running through our 400-acre property.