CLAYTOR LAKE STATE PARK, VA

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Located on the 4,500 acre, 21 mile long Claytor Lake (from which the park was named) in the New River Valley of southwestern Virginia, Claytor Lake State Park offers a wide variety of activities for water and land enthusiasts. Easily accessible from Interstate 81, the park features the only...

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Description

Located on the 4,500 acre, 21 mile long Claytor Lake (from which the park was named) in the New River Valley of southwestern Virginia, Claytor Lake State Park offers a wide variety of activities for water and land enthusiasts. Easily accessible from Interstate 81, the park features the only full service marina in the state park system. In addition, there are miles of hiking trails, swimming, camping facilities, cabins and a visitor center. The visitor center is located in the historic Howe House. The lake and the park are named after Graham Claytor (1886-1971), who was vice president of Appalachian Power and supervised construction of the dam.

Claytor Lake State Park covers 472 acres. Lake size, 4,500 acres; 21 miles long. The park has approximately three miles of lake frontage.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • 30 Amp Service
  • Beach Area
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Rental
  • Cabins
  • Camping
  • Comfort Station
  • Conference Center
  • Dump Station
  • Environmental Programs
  • Family Lodge
  • Fishing, Freshwater
  • Gas Dock
  • Gazebo
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Horseshoes
  • Ice
  • Lake
  • Meeting Hall
  • Motorboats Permitted
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Programs
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Showers - Hot
  • Slip Rentals
  • Snack Bar
  • Special Hunts
  • Swimming - Lake
  • Visitor Center
Alerts and Important Information

There is a per night per pet fee for cats and dogs in all cabins and lodges (pets are not allowed in the Kiptopeke yurt). Customers making reservations via the web are responsible for visiting the park office to pay all applicable pet fees. Customers may also call the reservation center at 800-933-7275 to pay the pet fees in advance.

Notice for Campers:

LEAVE YOUR FIREWOOD AT HOME!!

One of the most important things we can do to protect Virginia's trees and forest diversity is stop moving firewood. New infestations of tree-killing insects and diseases are often first found in campgrounds and parks. Why? Because people have accidently spread invasive species when they brought firewood along with them. In Virginia, there are numerous counties under quarantines, issued by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, due to an invasive insect pest or disease. These quarantines restrict the movement of firewood or wood by products from certain tree species. Moving firewood in violation of a quarantine is a class 1 misdemeanor and upon conviction, you could be subject to; confinement in jail for up to twelve months and a fine of $2,500.00 or both. For more information on areas under quarantine, go to http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/news/releases-a/062212eabexpand.shtml

PLAY IT SAFE - LEAVE YOUR FIREWOOD AT HOME!!

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CLAYTOR LAKE STATE PARK
6620 Ben Bolen Dr.
DUBLIN  VA  24084-5643

Phone Number:

Information:  (540)643-2500