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Carvins Cove Natural Reserve

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Address: 9644 Reservoir Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019-7916
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Kayak Heaven

Great place to bring your kayak or canoe. Cost is $5.00 a day. A beautiful mountain lake provides motivation for paddling. Visit April through November!

Reviewed February 18, 2017
Roanoke, Virginia
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off let me say this place is very beautiful scenery and clear water. It's a great place to spend the afternoon with friends or family. They offer a variety of activities such as kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking and picnicking. You can rent or bring your own equipment for water activities and it's very inexpensive. $7 an hour for kayak,... More 

Thank teamnf2
Roanoke, Virginia
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful area in the woods where you can kayak and fish. Have to pay for parking and for kayak rentals. They have single and doubles kayak.

Thank kemosabie2014
Roanoke, Virginia
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Great place to bring your kayak or canoe. Cost is $5.00 a day. A beautiful mountain lake provides motivation for paddling. Visit April through November!

Thank MikeDavis777
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73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

We enjoy going to this area to enjoy the lake. We also enjoy hiking around the lake. It is very pretty. They have boats to rent.

Thank judyCS
Fincastle, Virginia
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Been awhile since I've been to the cove but a nice setting for individuals for different "needs". Mine was a nice walk with the water view, then sit for a nice read. (Again, had to put a date but it's been over a year since I've been there).

Thank Donna A
New Castle, Virginia
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45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Love going for the many trails.The lake is quiet and just a nice place to unwind.The trails are kept up and not trashy at all

Thank Victor A
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156 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017

Beautiful location and a perfect spot for trail running and riding mountain bikes. It's serene! I recommend it!

Thank Rhonda S
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

I've been numerous times over the years. Nice place to kayak, fish and hike. Peaceful and scenic. If you're looking for something to do then you can't go wrong visiting this place.

Thank yourfatmomma
Roanoke, United States
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2016

I went to Carvins' Cove to hike on a very windy day. I traveled the "green" trail from the boat launch. Luckily the trail was surrounded by trees and broke the wind to make for enjoyable weather for a hike. It was a nice day. Very peaceful. I met another couple out horseback riding and several families. Nice trails.

Thank Bethany B
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58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Carvins Cove is a great place to spend an hour or a day. Fishing, boating (your own or rentals), hiking, and beautiful views during every season. We used to be able to go park and just eat a quick lunch in the car, but there is an entrance fee now, even if you don't get out of your car.

Thank JediBoysAndFamily

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