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Carvins Cove Natural Reserve

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No matter what time of year, always beautiful and refreshing! Be careful with your belongings... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Roanoke, Virginia
Great hiking

This is a wonderfull place to hike around the lake. We hike here often and its has lovely vistas... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Moneta, Virginia
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9644 Reservoir Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019-7916
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

No matter what time of year, always beautiful and refreshing! Be careful with your belongings though, my daughter's car got broken into, along with many there, and at other outdoor areas the same day, be very careful.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank bluefield4
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderfull place to hike around the lake. We hike here often and its has lovely vistas and several great trails to choose from. Restrooms too a plus!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Carvins Cove is a great way to spend some hours for old and young alike. Road to it winding but in good order, staff most helpful and friendly. Inexpensive fun, renting kajaks, canoes, row boats or pedal boats. Life vest are being furnished. May also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

This is a great outdoors place. We have been here before and will return again, hopefully soon. One of the best places to kayak. No boats over ten horse power. I point this out because you don't have to worry about being run over. (you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank r j
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Went mountain biking & saw 3 bears. Really cool experience and an excellent park! They have trails for beginners through expert and you will definitely want an ATB for this ride!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Steven R
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Hike Carvins Cove regularly on Sunday's when in town on business. You can hike the numerous well marked trails or the Appalachian trail too. Beautify views from several areas for photos too. I purchase an annual pass so that I can park in one of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank HammerMR
Reviewed 17 November 2017

The area was beautiful and there were lots of hiking paths to walk on. We had a great time, plan on going back and trying out the lake with some fishing.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank winbrown65
Reviewed 17 October 2017

we were hiking as a group in late sept. the parking, the trails were very convenient. and there are restrooms, with staff and friendliness. great views!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Travelinglizarded
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Looking for somewhere to walk, I came upon this beautiful selection just minutes from where I live. A quick drive on I-81 North and hugging Hollins University, a beautiful winding road through wooded hills drops to a small parking lot next to the lake. Taciturn...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank 421judithj
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is a really hard technical course. I drove 2 hrs from NC to try it and glad I did. It has incredible uphills to warm you up and then some really technical downhills. Rode the upper mountain trails which were mostly single diamonds and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Response from Lori M | Reviewed this property |
1. Follow State Rte 648/Reservoir Rd to Happy Valley Fire Road in Amsterdam 2. Turn left onto State Rte 648/Reservoir Rd 3. Turn right onto Happy Valley Fire Road Regardless of the direction you are coming from, the above is... More