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Claytor Lake State Park

6620 Ben H. Bolen Drive

Ideal for swimming, camping, hiking and picnicking, Claytor Lake is known for sport fishing and boating. The park has a full-service marina with docking slips, supplies, fuel, boat rentals and refreshments. The Water's Edge Meeting Facility is perfect for weddings, receptions and reunions, and wedding packages are available. There's also a gift shop. Three lodges and 13 cabins overlook the 4,500-acre lake, offering visitors a scenic retreat. The historic Howe House has interactive exhibits describing the ecology of the lake and the surrounding areas.

Hours: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.


Randy McDaniel

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Can't tell you how impressed I was with this state park. Well maintained camp sites. Several pavilion areas that you can rent for private parties. 2 to 6 bedroom villas for rent. Nice Marina with gas and boat launch. Boat, kayak and paddle board rental. Wonderful sand beach and swimming area. This place has it all!

Lisa Hawkins

Sunday, July 29, 2018
We did an overnight on our trip to Florida. This is by far the nicest state park we have ever stayed in. Check in was fast, easy and the staff member was very pleasant. Our campsite was easy to find, a pull through and fit our motorhome and our trailer. It was clean and well maintained. We received passes to the beach and it too was clean and exactly what we needed after 11 hours on the road. The only problem we had was we were only there one night and were not able to explore and enjoy more of this place. This will be our go to place in the area

Ryan Hogue

Friday, June 22, 2018
We love Claytor lake. We've hiked on some of the trail which are pretty. Usually we utilize the beach which costs extra if you are going to swim but it is worth it. There really isn't anywhere that can be considered a beach around here other that this place so we try to come at least a few times a summer. I really want to go camping here. We are planning on trying that out later this year so I will report back with our experience there.

Keath Marx

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Extremely nice Virginia state park on a large lake. The shelters (which can be reserved for groups), are clean and neat, as are the grounds. Good beach area and very nice docks add to the list of pleasurable amenities here. A bit worn with minor maintenance issues, particularly in the buildings.

Tiffany Robertson

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Peaceful place to go! You can grill and host little get togethers throughout the park. They have a beach area where you can sun bathe or simply take a nice dip in to the water to cool off a bit. They have a diving dock you can get on and jump off their diving board! Of course it does cost a little bit to enter the park and to swim at the beach area but it is a nice little get away for you or your family and friends. They have little cabins you can rent if you want to stay as well. Even on Independence Day you can pay to go watch the beautiful fireworks go off over the water!

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