Campsite Review: Claytor Lake State Park, VA

Wander Green Claytor Lake

Claytor Lake State Park in Virginia is a beautiful 472 acre park offering many activities ideal for a few days of relaxation. The park is nestled at Claytor Lake, a 4500 acre/21 miles long lake known for boating and sports fishing. The park includes a full service marina, boat ramps, docking slips and boat rentals. Other activities include kayaking, swimming and hiking and there are several easy hiking trails accessible from the Campground. We stayed at this campground during the week when about 1/3 of the sites were occupied and we were astonished by how quiet this campground was. It was a very tranquil and relaxing experience.

Our Ratings 0-10
Vibes/Friendliness: 8
Food Quality/Vegetarian Friendly/Fresh/Healthy: 2
Eco-friendliness: 5
Activities: 8
Solitude: 6
Hiking difficulty: easy strolls

The Breakdown


GPS Coordinates: 37.057372,-80.627394.

The park is located very close to I81 at exit 101, 52 miles west of Roanoke.

Address: 6620 Ben H. Bolen Dr, Dublin, VA 24084, website: Claytor Lake State Park.

Site Types: back in and pull through sites, tent sites, lodges and cabins.

Site Surface: gravel with surrounding grass.

Sun exposure: wooded sites, from sunny to shady, depending on site location.


Fire pit, water/electric, clean bathrooms and hot showers, dish washing sink, dump station, marina, public access boat ramp, guarded swimming area.

Wifi strength

No wifi available.

Cell service

Verizon 2-3 bars, AT&T 1-2 bars.


Moderately depending on site, some sites have a lot of privacy as they are located in the wooded area, some sites like pull-through sites are more open and closer together.


Very quiet during the week, most noise was from the crickets and only little noise from campers.

Pet Friendliness

Pets are allowed on leash.

Recycling/Eco friendliness

Aluminum recycling bin, otherwise just regular trash available.


People seem to be very friendly, waving at each other when passing by. Campers were very kind and helped each other out with backing-into the sites.

Wander Green Hiking At Claytor Lake State Park


Swimming, boating, kayaking, hiking (trails are a total of 7 miles with several trailheads starting at the campground), horse riding is available 30min away, bicycling on the 7,5 mile long Huckleberry trail is located nearby.

Nearby Attractions

Cascades Waterfall, Dixie Caverns, Glencoe Mansion, Wilderness Road Regional Museum



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