• 21Mi. of Shoreline
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Most)
  • Year Built
    1939
  • Managed By Appalachian Power
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    4,475
  • Public Boat Ramps
    6
Campgrounds
(540) 643-2500
6620 Ben H. Bolen Dr.
Dublin, VA 24084
(276) 699-6778
116 Orphanage Dr
Max Meadows, VA 24360
  • Counties: Pulaski County
  • Fish: Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass
  • Notable events: Fishing Tournaments, Spring Splash
  • History: It is named for W. Graham Claytor, a vice president of Appalachian Power who had supervised construction of the dam and creation of the lake.
Hospitals
(540) 994-8100
2400 Langston Blvd
Pulaski, VA 24301
Airports
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
5501 R C Josh Birmingham Pkwy Charlotte, NC 28208
154 miles away
About Claytor Lake
Pulaski County, Virginia

Claytor Lake is a 4,472-acre, 21-mile-long reservoir on the New River around 60 miles from Roanoke.

The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport is the closest for travel, and the LewisGale Hospital Pulaski and the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center are close for medical care.

On the Water Fun

Claytor Lake has plenty of room for residents and visitors to enjoy various activities and lake fun.

Popular activities include powerboating, sailing, various watersports, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, observing wildlife, relaxing on the shore, and taking in the beautiful views.

Anglers looking to toss out a line can find bluegill, catfish, muskie, walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and striped bass.

Claytor Lake State Park spans 472 acres and has approximately three miles of lake frontage. The park has a full-service marina with docking slips, supplies, fuel, boat rentals, and refreshments. Other features are a meeting facility, three lodges, 15 cabins, interactive exhibits, bike rentals, a fishing pier, picnic shelters, a seasonal snack bar, playgrounds, and two gift shops.

Visit Roanoke

Roanoke is full of many local attractions to keep everyone in your family entertained, from museums to sports to shopping and dining.

To see beautiful nature scenes, be sure to drive a portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Spanning 469 miles, this scenic drive winds along the Blue Ridge Mountains and is a must-see.

For those looking to explore a museum, the city has plenty! Popular ones include The Taubman Museum of Art, the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum, the Harrison Museum of African American Culture, the Science Museum of Western Virginia, and the Virginia Museum of Transportation.

With vibrant nightlife options, Roanoke is a great spot for a night out! Live music, delicious restaurants, popular breweries, lowkey wineries, and more await visitors.

A Premier Paradise

Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or a waterfront property, Claytor Lake is an excellent choice.