The lake area is beautiful any time of the year. It is especially scenic when flowering shrubs and leaf buds decorate the landscape with a soft glow in spring, or when the brilliant colors of fall start to unfold. For young and old alike, Kerr Lake has a variety of recreation for everyone. From swimming on the many beaches to camping and picnicking in one of the nice park areas. Camping areas are open year round and include facilities such as boat launching ramps, designated camp sites with full hookups, electric/water hookups, picnic areas, drinking water, shower facilities and sanitary facilities.
Robert S. Kerr Lake provides excellent opportunities for fishing and hunting. Principle species of fish in the lake include channel catfish, flathead catfish, white crappie, largemouth bass, striped bass, walleye and various sunfish species.
Whether by boat, sailboat or any type of craft, the broad expanse and depth of the water just about the dam and extending about 7 miles upstream, will justify the demand for any type of pleasure craft.
Observation decks at the Visitors Center offer an excellent view of barges and pleasure craft passing through the lock on the McClelland-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.