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Carvins Cove Natural Reserve

#13 of 68 things to do in Roanoke Features Animals
9644 Reservoir Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019-7916
+1 540-563-9170
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Best Mountain Biking in the East

I ride at Carvins Cove whenever I can. It is an amazing place to bike and it's getting better with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roanoke, Virginia
Quiet beauty near the city.

I have been visiting this retreat area for many years. There is beauty, quiet, walking... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
virginia, usa
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9644 Reservoir Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019-7916
+1 540-563-9170
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ride at Carvins Cove whenever I can. It is an amazing place to bike and it's getting better with new trails all the time. There are fire roads, for the less experienced riders, as well as intermediate and expert trails. If you like to...More

Thank carlinthecyclist
Reviewed July 10, 2017

I have been visiting this retreat area for many years. There is beauty, quiet, walking, picnicking, fishing, kayaks, and great trails around the lake. What a great place to deepen your spirituality. Not sure why they charge you to park...

Thank unclefred
Reviewed July 7, 2017

I just visited the place as there wasn't time to go boating or kayaking. It wasn't crowded at all and there was ample parking.

Thank Christina S
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Clear, blue water........a welcome sight for folks who are seeking the beauties of nature! Very peaceful here mid-week; can become crowded weekends and holidays.

Thank travelnuts6
Reviewed May 24, 2017

This place is great. You can rent equipment to go on the water. Buy a fishing license and have fun. Get your hiking shoes ready, bring a grill or use the provided one.

Thank kimita24
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, trail running, this park has it all! Beautiful cove and blue ridge mountains surround.

2  Thank renamusyt
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Quiet, peaceful reserve right in our backyard. Beautiful reservoir surrounded by plenty of trails. Facilities are available but no swimming. Boat rental available.

Thank piperlady2016
Reviewed April 16, 2017 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...More

6  Thank teamnf2
Reviewed April 12, 2017

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
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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Susan S
August 22, 2016|
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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