Claytor Lake

Claytor Lake is a large lake in Virginia, located in Pulaski County. The Appalachian Power Company created it for a hydroelectric project. Named after W. Graham Claytor, Sr., a former vice president of the company who oversaw the dam construction that created the lake, the lake is 4,500 acres in size and is 21 miles long.

Known for its stunning natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and peaceful way of life, Claytor Lake is the perfect place to call home. With a wide variety of homes for sale, you're sure to find the ideal home for you and your family at Claytor Lake.

Claytor Lake Homes for Sale

Claytor Lake real estate ranges from waterfront properties to houses in the surrounding mountains. Some Claytor Lake homes for sale have amazing views of both mountains and the lake. Whether you're looking for a perfect place to buy a primary residence, second home or retire, a house for sale in Claytor Lake is waiting for you. Homebuyers want to live near Claytor Lake in Pulaski County, Virginia, for many reasons. Some enjoy recreational activities and the picturesque setting for outdoor activities like hiking, picnicking, and bird-watching.

Things to do in Claytor Lake

Living near the lake provides a small-town feel. Most lakefront property owners and visitors participate in numerous community events and festivals. From the annual Claytor Lake Boat Parade, there are tons of fun and exciting things to do at Claytor Lake in Pulaski County, Virginia. Some popular activities include:

  • Boating. The lake offers many opportunities for boating, including fishing, water skiing, and jet skiing. Also, several marinas on the lake have boat rentals and offer boat slips.
  • Fishing. Claytor Lake is known for its excellent fishing opportunities, with various fish species, including bass, catfish, crappie, and walleye.
  • Swimming. Locals and visitors can swim, sunbathe, and relax on several public beaches near Claytor Lake.
  • Camping. Claytor Lake State Park offers campsites for tents and RVs. It also has options for cabin rentals.
  • Hiking. The lake area has several hiking trails with scenic views, which allows you to explore Claytor Lake's natural beauty.
  • Picnicking. Claytor Lake also has several picnic areas with tables and grills.
  • Water Sports: Kayaking, paddleboarding, and canoeing are popular activities on the lake.
  • Wildlife viewing. The lake in Claytor is also a perfect spot for spotting wildlife—birds, deer, and foxes.
  • Golf: There are several golf courses nearby the lake where you can enjoy a round of golf.
  • Shopping and dining: Many local shops, restaurants, and bars surround the Claytor lake area.

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