Love lake life? Buggs Island Lake as it is known in Virginia, and Lake Kerr as it is known in North Carolina is located off of Highway 58. Buggs Island Lake is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes from Chesapeake, Virginia. This lake is about 48,900 acres at full pool and has some of the best bass fishing in the country. The lake is managed by the Army Corp of Engineers and is the home of the J. H. Kerr Dam. The dam controls the water level on Lake Gaston allowing for a stable lake level year round. Below is a link to everything you need to know about Buggs Island Lake. Many Hampton Roads residence have come to find a love for lake life and have vacation properties there. These properties range from homes on the water to camp sites. There is a camp ground at North Bend on Lake Kerr that many people visit in the summer.