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Paddle and Play in Pulaski County, VA

Explore the abundant water wonders of Pulaski County, offering refreshing swimming spots and tranquil paddling adventures. 

Dive into relaxation at Claytor Lake State Park Beach Swimming Area or Harry DeHaven Park Swim Area, perfect for cooling off on hot summer days. For paddling enthusiasts, embark on scenic journeys with Mountain 2 Island at Rockhouse Marina and Gatewood Park. Families and beginners can enjoy leisurely paddling at Claytor Lake State Park or explore the family-friendly stretches of the New River.

Highlighting local outfitters and partners like Mountain 2 Island, Claytor Lake Water Sports, Conrad Brothers Marina, and New River Sports ensures visitors have access to quality equipment and services. Additional outdoor activities include hiking and biking along the New River Trail State Park and camping at Claytor Lake State Park and Gatewood Park. Take your furry friend with you, as Pulaski County is very pet-friendly. It is also an ideal destination for couples seeking a relaxing retreat!

Off the water, indulge in delicious dining options, and discover local gems like Thee Draper Village, wineries such as Iron Heart Winery and New River Vineyard and Winery, and the unique Salty Stash distillery. Don’t miss family-friendly attractions like Draper Community Park, Randolph Park, and the Wilderness Road Regional Museum. In Pulaski County, the possibilities for fun on and off the water are endless, reflecting the community’s ethos to “Play Outside.”

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