Claytor Lake State Park

Interstate 81, Exit 101
6620 Ben H. Bolen Drive, Dublin, VA
540-643-2500 | Website | Claytor Lake Live Webcam

Claytor Lake State Park is a park on the shore of a 4,500 acre man-made lake created by a hydroelectric dam on the New River. The lake is a popular fishing and boating destination, and the forested shores of the lake area dotted with homes and cabins. The park area is located in a peninsula on the northern shore of the lake, and includes a network of 7 hiking trails as well as a full service seasonal marina with boat rentals, bike rentals, and supplies/refreshments for campers. Numerous cabins are available year around for rental and the campground is open March through November. The picnic shelters, fishing pier and playgrounds are available year round. The historic Howe House offers interactive exhibits for the aspiring conservationist, describing the ecology of the lake and the surrounding areas.

Gatewood Park & Reservoir

RR 710, Pulaski, VA
3054 Greenbriar Road, Draper, VA
540-980-2561 | 540-994-8696 | Website

Gatewood Park contains over 400 acres of mountain forests around the Gatewood Reservoir, nestled in the mountains near the Town of Pulaski and surrounded by the Jefferson National Forest. The park has a network of several hiking and biking trails through the forest and along the shore. Gatewood offers a variety of recreational activities for the whole family, including fishing, boat rentals, and picnic areas. The park is open April – October for camping and boat/equipment rentals.

New River Trail State Park

116 Orphanage Drive, Max Meadows, VA
4941 State Park Road, Dublin, VA
800-933-PARK | 276-699-6778 | Website

The New River Trail State Park is a 57-mile linear park that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The park parallels the scenic New River for 39 miles. The trail’s gentle slope makes it great for visitors of all ages to hike, bike and ride horses. Several places in the park provide bike rentals, boat launches and gift shops. Fishing is popular, and primitive camping sites dot the trail. Pulaski County hosts 18+ miles of the New River Trail, including the trailhead at Dora Junction. The Dora Trail connects the Town of Pulaski with the New River Trail. The 2.4 mile trail begins at the Historic Train Station (free parking) and heads east through town parks and across Peak Creek to Dora Junction.

Access Points:

Pulaski Train Station (Dora Trail) – From I-81 exit 89B, take US 11 North 4 miles, turn right on Xaloy Drive; then left into parking lot entrance (fee required).

Dora Junction – From I-81 exit 94, Route 99 West toward Pulaski. After 2 miles, turn right on Xaloy Drive; then left into parking lot entrance (fee required).

Draper – From I-81 exit 92, take Route 658 East to Draper. Stay right on Route 658 (Greenbriar Road). Left on Route 651 (Brown Road), right into lot (fee required).

Randolph Park

5100 Alexander Road, Dublin, VA
540-674-1513 | Website

Randolph Park is an 87 acre park and recreation area near Dublin that includes a wide array of sports fields and courts, sand volleyball, disc golf, and a large playground and seasonal waterpark. Picnic shelters and charcoal grills are located throughout the park. The park contains a network of leisure trails in the forested areas of the park, including the ‘Inspirations Trail’, a wheelchair accessible trail that allows everyone to experience what the park has to offer.