Welcome to Buggs Island / Kerr Lake

Home of the 143lb world-record blue catfish!

Bassmaster Open May 3 - 5, 2023 Occoneechee State Park

Where To Stay

Mecklenburg County offers a variety of lodging options to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. From campgrounds to hotels fully equipped to handle any angler’s needs, you’ll find it all here, including those offering special fishing tournament rates.

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About Buggs Island Lake

Learn more about fishing in Bugs Island / Kerr Lake, from local lake levels to marinas, boat ramps and outfitters. We’ve got you covered.

While You're Here

True to our Southern roots, we like to make our guests feel right at home. Find more to see and do while you’re here!

More of What Matters #moremeck

Plan Your Visit with our new Trip Planner

#moremeck means more of what matters record-breaking fish play time than travel time time on the water miles of shoreline than highway time to sip back and relax