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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
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.