Most people in the country don't realize you can carry a gun in open view. used to see it a lot when I was a kid in the mountains of California. As for Claytor Lake State Park, here is some info:
Vehicles: At campsites, two vehicles per site in addition to camping unit. All others are charged the standard parking fee. Camping guests may use the boat launch for up to two boats at no additional charge.
Campsites have recently been renovated for guest comfort and park resource protection. All equipment and vehicles must be kept within the site confines. Additional vehicles must be parked in the lot adjacent to the campground contact station or in the Campground D parking lot.
Visitors to overnight guests must leave the park by 10 p.m. and are charged the normal parking fee.
Each campsite has a fire ring type with a metal grill. All rest on the ground and can be used for campfires.
Firewood and kindling available for a small fee; bring a starter log
Electric-water sites accept 20 and 30 amp current.
Campground D: Will accommodate large RV units (up to 35 feet) as indicated on site chart. Water and electric hookups (REWA) except in March and November when there is electricity but no water. There are no sewer hook-ups, but there is a dump station. The area is sparsely wooded and mostly flat. Most large RV sites are pull-through. Restroom is handicapped accessible.
Campgrounds A, B and C: Will accommodate a mix of equipment; however, mostly tents and small trailers up to 20 feet long. No hookups for electric and water. Campgrounds are mostly wooded. Terrain varies from level to hilly.
Total sites of each type: RSTD, 70; REWA, 40
RSTD - Various equipment up to 20 feet; campgrounds A, B, & C. No hookups.
REWA - Various equipment up to 35 feet. Water hookups are not normally available November-March because of cold weather, but a water holding tank is available.
Total campsites: 110
SWIMMING: Swimming is available in Claytor Lake from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. The area has a diving tower, snack bar and gift shop. Times and days of operation vary prior to mid-June and after mid-August because of student labor availability. Swimming is free to overnight guests, but it cannot be guaranteed should circumstances beyond the park’s control - e.g., inclement weather - require that swimming be halted. The park gives no refunds for swimming to overnight guests under any circumstances. Click here for park fees.
TRAILS: About three miles of hiking trails are open year-round. Plant life is predominantly representative of a mature oak-hickory forest. Extensive reforestation is ongoing. White-tailed deer, raccoons, squirrels and other species are common.
FISHING, BOATING: Motorboats permitted. Bass, catfish, muskie, walleye and striped bass are among the popular sport fish found in the lake. A valid Virginia fishing license is required and is available at the marina when it is open or the park office during the off-season. See Concessions below for details on boat slip rental.
A private concessionaire, Claytor Lake WaterSports, rents all types of boats, conducts interpretive lake tours and has water sports packages available at the park. For info or to make reservations, call (540) 731-8683 or visit www.claytorlakewatersports.com
Each year in November, the lake is drawn down approximately five feet for maintenance. During this period, usually two weeks, it may be impossible to launch boats from the Claytor Lake boat launch, and fishing from the shore is difficult. There is a public boat launch just outside the park from which guests may be able to launch unless they have particularly large boats. The lake level will return to normal over time depending on rain.