Claytor Lake State Park

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Claytor Lake State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
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Photo of sunrise at Claytor Lake State Park, Virginia, USA
Map showing the location of Claytor Lake State Park
Map showing the location of Claytor Lake State Park
Map showing the location of Claytor Lake State Park
Map showing the location of Claytor Lake State Park
Location of Claytor Lake State Park in Virginia
Location Pulaski County, Virginia, USA
Coordinates 37°3′32″N 80°37′42″W / 37.05889°N 80.62833°W / 37.05889; -80.62833Coordinates: 37°3′32″N 80°37′42″W / 37.05889°N 80.62833°W / 37.05889; -80.62833
Area 472 acres (191 ha)
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.

The Haven B. Howe House is used as a Nature Exhibit Center that focuses on the lake’s wildlife habitat.[1] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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