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Carvins Cove

9644 Reservoir Road, Roanoke, Virginia 24019 USA

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“the second largest municipal park in the nation”

Carvins Cove Nature Reserve is the second largest municipal park in the nation. It holds a major water source within its 12,700 acres and overflowing recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, fishing, and boat rentals. 11,363 acres of Carvins Cove is protected by the largest conservation easement in Virginia's history. (Click here to learn more about the history of Carvins Cove). The Carvins Cove Natural Reserve is managed for watershed protection and public recreation, including hiking, fishing, boating, and equestrian use by Roanoke City Parks & Recreation. The property is located near Interstate 81 and borders 14 miles of the Appalachian Trail. The rock outcrop at nearby McAfee Knob, which overlooks the conserved property, is one of the most frequently visited and photographed panoramas on the Appalachian Trail. With more than 40 miles of trails and an 800-acre reservoir Carvins Cove is a mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and boating paradise. 

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August 10, 2020
Rated 3.0

Beautiful but not a spot to just stop at. We were going to eat at a picnic table and use the restroom on our road trip. Some guy wanted to charge us $3/person, so we left and ate in the car. Their website should be updated.

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Carvins Cove

9644 Reservoir Road
Roanoke, Virginia
24019 USA

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