Claytor Lake State Park
|Claytor Lake State Park|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Photo of sunrise at Claytor Lake State Park, Virginia, USA
|Location||Pulaski County, Virginia, USA|
|Area||472 acres (1.91 km²)|
|Governing body||Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation|
Claytor Lake State Park in Pulaski County, Virginia is located on Claytor Lake, a 4,500 acre (18 km²), 21 mile (34 km) long artificial lake on the New River created for a hydroelectric project (Claytor Dam) of the Appalachian Power Company. It is named for W. Graham Claytor (1886-1971) of Roanoke, Virginia, a vice president of Appalachian Power who had supervised construction of the dam and creation of the lake.
Claytor Lake State Park has hiking trails, a freshwater swimming beach, boating and fishing opportunities, a full-service marina, visitor center, concession, lakeside cabins, camping with full hookups, interpretive programs and six rental shelters accommodating large groups.
- Marc C. Wagner and Jean O. McRae (April 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Haven B. Howe House" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Claytor Lake State Park.|
- Claytor Lake Online
- Claytor Lake State Park (Virginia)
- Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries, Claytor Lake webpage
- Claytor Lake State Park in World Database on Protected Areas
- Wildernet.com Claytor Lake State Park webpage
- Claytor Lake Web portal
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