One of my favorite Virginia State Parks is Claytor Lake. When we go, the park is an idyllic getaway from the madness and mayhem of our daily routine.
We love the stay in the cabins at this state park, as every single one of them is waterfront! Not only waterfront, but they had a ton of outdoor space to play Frisbee, hit a ball and run around! Each has access to a dock, and there is just a so much to do at this state park, in and out of season. Claytor Lake State Park rocks!
Riding the cabin loop at Claytor Lake State Park
Super scenic springtime at an original CCC built log cabin at Fairy Stone State Park
Something else that rocks that very few think about
Did you know you can stay in a Claytor Lake State Park. I read the cabin journal and saw the usual "Great place to escape it all…reconnect, and so on" but I also read "We stayed here for our daughter's Virginia Tech Graduation!"
Here is where the rubber hits the road
Although our parks strive to be wilderness experiences, most of them are not that far from really cool things to do outside the park! Allow me to share a few examples of events that I personally would enjoy while staying overnight at a Virginia State Park cabin:
Floydfest – Floyd, Va – Outdoor festival with stages of music and more July 23 – 27, 2014
Rooster Walk, Martinsville, Va – Outdoor venue and festival with two stages of music and more May 22-25, 2014
Sheryl Crow for just $15 in July!
Floyd Virginia is well known for its Floydfest. Lodging and campgrounds fill to the brim for this event, but just so you know there are also state park cabins and campgrounds not far from this event!
Claytor Lake State Park is 42 miles away and just 1 hour drive: