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Carvins Cove Natural Reserve, Roanoke

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#3 of 8 in Parks in Roanoke
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Carvins Cove Natural Reserve is a 12,700-acre (51 km2) city park in Botetourt and Roanoke counties, Virginia. Managed by the Western Virginia Water Authority and the City of Roanoke, it is the fifth-largest city park in the United States, and the second-largest city park managed by a municipality. Within the park's boundary is Carvins Cove Reservoir and also the main ridgeline of Brushy Mountain, which rises about 1200 feet above the lake's waterline.
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  • Canoeing, biking and hiking are first rate here. Lots of trails for all levels in a beautiful mountain setting. We go hiking here year round- nearly every week of the year. We love to see bears...  more »
  • Trails were narrow and cut into the side of very steep hills. They appear to be popular with bikers, but are not for the faint of heart.  more »
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  • The cove has become a special place for us...we got married at Carvin's Cove almost 3 years ago. We love kayaking and hiking and enjoying the beauty of nature at the Cove!
  • I've been going here since I was 7 years old with my mom. We used to enjoy a day of fishing all around the cove on both ends from morning to night. I have a lot of childhood memories in this place.

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