Located on the 4,500-acre, 21-mile long Claytor Lake, this state park is just a quick 10 mile drive from Radford.
Claytor Lake State Park offers a wide variety of activities for water and land enthusiasts, including swimming, camping, cabins, lodges, a meeting facility, nature and history programs, miles of hiking trails, and a visitor center.
The visitor center is located in the historic Howe House.
Swimming is available in
Claytor Lake from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. The area
has a diving tower, snack bar, and gift shop.
About 3 miles of hiking trails with easy to moderate ratings are open
year-round. Plant life is predominantly representative of a mature
oak-hickory-poplar forest. Extensive reforestation is ongoing.
White-tailed deer, raccoons, squirrels, and other species are common.
Fishing & Boating
Motorboats are permitted. Bass, catfish, muskie, walleye and striped
bass are among the popular sport fish found in the lake. A valid
Virginia fishing license is required and is available at the marina when
it is open or the park office during the off-season.
Fishing licenses are also available in Radford at the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue:
619 2nd Street
Radford, VA 24141
The Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue may also be reached at 540-731-3613.