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On the Water 

Whether you and your family want to spend a leisurely afternoon floating down the river, fishing a lake on the top of a mountain or hitting whitewater in your kayak - Russell County is the place for you.

Clinch River State Park mini sign panorama

Clinch River State Park 

St. Paul, Virginia

With whitewater kayaking, fishing, tubing, and more, the Clinch River is a great choice for those who want to escape into the great outdoors. Flowing SW the Clinch River travels roughly 135 miles throughout SWVA. 

Hidden Valley Lake

Hidden Valley Lake 

Russell County, VA
As improbable as it may seem, hiding a sixty-acre lake and a narrow valley at 3,600 feet elevation is accomplished near the crest of Brumley Mountain in Washington County and Russell County, VA.

Tank Hollow Falls in Cleveland

Tank Hollow Falls 

Cleveland, VA
A beautiful natural flowing waterfall only a short walk from the parking lot, it is a hidden secret in Russell County. 
Connected to the Cleveland Barrens Hiking Trail it is a perfect family and kid friendly hike. 

Fishing at the Pinnacles

Big Cedar Creek & Pinnacles 

Honaker, VA

Located just south of Lebanon, VA, Big Cedar Creek features hiking and fishing as it meanders through forests and farmland toward the Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve and Big Cedar Creek Falls where you will have Class III/IV rapids.

Laurel Bed Lake

Laurel Bed Lake 

Russell County, VA
Laurel Bed is a 330-acre lake that rests on the top of Clinch Mountain at 3,600 feet of elevation.

Providing a spectacular setting with scenery rivaling that found at an Adirondack or Canadian natural lake, this area is a popular destination for kayakers.

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