Claytor Lake State Park
Lake State Park is located along the shore of scenic Claytor
Lake. The 4500-acre lake was created in 1939 when the Claytor
Lake Dam was built on the New River to produce electricity for
the Appalachian Power Company. Claytor Lake State Park is surrounded
by beautiful woodlands and forested mountains.
Claytor’s hiking trails allow guests to
view the various birds and other wildlife species that inhabit
the park’s mixed woodlands. The lake itself is home to
wide variety of game fish species, including bass, perch, catfish
and sunfish. It features the only full service marina in the
state park system.
Special events offered annually in the park include
the Earth Day Celebration, Celebration of Summer Festival and
the end of the summer Beach Bash. Park guests can relax on the
beach, hike the park trails and enjoy a variety of water-related
Directions: From I-81, take Exit
101 (Claytor Lake) to State Park Road (State Route 660). State
Park Road ends at the park's entrance.
Map and Driving Directions
For more information regarding Claytor Lake State
Park visit http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/cla.shtml.