Claytor Lake State Park for outdoor adventurers
Nestled in the west of Virginia, Claytor Lake State Park attracts vacationers looking to spend their time away either relaxing or enjoying an array of exciting activities. There is heaps to do, from fishing and kayaking to swimming or simply walking through the beautiful woods. Spend the evenings watching the sunset from your choice of Claytor Lake State Park cabins or hotels, and have your ideal spot for recharging those batteries.
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Best Hiking Trails in Claytor Lake State Park
For adventurers who wish to get out and about to explore the surrounding countryside, there are a number of hiking trails suitable for all ages and abilities. So you can lace up those boots and get exploring.
Start at the Lakeview trail and pick up the Claytor Lake trail where you'll pass through woods brimming with maples and tulip poplars. Take the Bent Tree trail for the wildlife observation area and end the hike with a refreshing swim back at the lake.
This is a gorgeous natural area with waterfalls, limestone cliffs, and intriguing rock formations. Hiking enthusiasts will love this 3.7-mi. trail with a good uphill incline and caves to explore. Why not take a picnic and enjoy lunch in this spectacular setting?
This wonderful trail stretches for 5.6 miles of farmland, woods, and stunning mountain views. With tunnels, bridges, and lakes around every corner, visitors will love the diversity of this trail. It's an enjoyable and easy hike and great for getting immersed in nature.
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Best Family Activities in Claytor Lake State Park
Claytor Lake State Park is a fantastic place for families to enjoy quality time together. There's something for everyone here with trips around the lake, fishing, and fun on the beach. Come evening, enjoy the sunset from any of the Claytor Lake State Park cabins and tune into the beauty of the surroundings.
Head to the marina and take a guided boat or funtoon trip. You'll be treated to a scrumptious dinner and will see some of the park's most impressive sights.
Teach the kids the ropes, as you cast off from shore or from a rental boat. Fishing here is some of the best in the area and what better way to end the day than to grill your catch at your Claytor Lake State Park cabin?
Spend an enjoyable day at the park's beach. Lounge on a blanket, build a sandcastle, or take a refreshing dip in the cool water. Refreshments are available, as well as inner tubes for rent, and a lifeguard is on duty to make sure everyone stays safe. This is a fun and safe place for families with kids of all ages.
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