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Buggs Island Lake is the largest lake in Virginia and one of the most scenic in the south.

Discover Clarksville

The lake offers some of the best fishing on the East Coast and is a haven for outdoor recreation including boating, sailing, skiing, and swimming. Wildlife is plentiful along the 800 miles of wooded shoreline, where you might see a Bald Eagle, heron, or other migratory waterfowl.

Beyond the shores of Buggs Island Lake there are many opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast, including golfing, hiking, hunting, visitor/educational centers and picnicking. Not much for the outdoors? Than explore the abundance of history our town & area has to tell, visit the area museums, plantations & walking tour. Or stop & shop the many one-of-a-kind stores in our great town. We know you will fall in love with Clarksville, like we have!

Come explore Clarksville On The Lake, and discover a Vacationer’s Paradise!

Lake Country Visitor Guide, click on cover to open virtual magazine

Click on your special interest:

  1. Biking
  2. Camping
  3. Canoeing
  4. Fishing Guides
  5. Golf
  6. Hiking
  7. History
  8. Horseback Riding
  9. Marinas
  10. Motorsports
  11. Wine & Dine
  12. Shopping



Virginia is a key destination for bicycle touring & trails. Here is some of the bike trail areas nearby.

Occoneechee State Park

East Coast Greenway

Staunton River State Park

Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area

Tobacco Heritage Trail

the-outdoor-enthusiast-2Go to our Outdoor Enthusiast travel guide with all the information on trails & locations: http://www.virginiaslakeregion.com/the-outdoor-enthusiast-travel-guide/biking/



The Camper Travel Guide

For more information all the campgrounds in our area, click on our Camper Travel Guide link:




Buggs Island to Beechwood Flats Water Trail Canoe/Kayak Launch

Staunton River State Park

Southern Virginia Wild Blueway

Occoneechee State Park

River Traders

the-outdoor-enthusiastFor more information on Canoeing or Kayaking  in our area, click on our Outdoor Enthusiast Travel Guide link:


Fishing Guides

Get your up-to-date information on Lake Levels & Fishing reports by clicking the following links:



Prime Time Guide Service

We offer a No Catch, No Pay policy on several of our trips. Our goal is to make sure you get the best experience possible when you book a trip with Prime Time.  http://www.primetimeguideservices.com
(336) 459-2526

Bud’s Guide Service

418 Nejobe Point Rd
Clarksville, VA 23927

(434) 374-0348

Additional Information:

  • Specializes in Kerr Lake; ask for Bud Haynes

Dennis G. Fishing Guide Service

“Specializing in Largemouth Bass”

Half or Full day Trips 434-349-2178

Additional Information:

  • Also offers guides for Lake Gaston & local rivers


Visit our Fishermen’s Travel guide for Boat access area’s, where to get your fishing license & gear.




Kinderton Golf and Country Club

Out of town:

Lake Gaston Golf Club

Green’s Folly Golf Course

River Ridge

Halifax Country Club (PRIVATE)

Mecklenburg Country Club (PRIVATE)

South Hill Country Club (PRIVATE)

Tanglewood Shores Country Club (PRIVATE)

The Golfer Travel GuideFor more information on each of these Country Clubs click on our Golfer Travel Guide link:




Occoneechee State Park

Staunton River State Park

Liberty Hill Nature & History Trail

Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area

Tobacco Heritage Trail


Visit our Outdoor Enthusiast Travel guide for more detailed information:



HISTORIC MORTON-SIZEMORE HOUSE, c.1885, in heart of downtown Clarksville, Virginia’s only lakeside town, on Buggs Island/Kerr Lake. Queen Anne Victorian.  On the National Register of Historic Places.


If your idea of the perfect vacation is learning about what life was like in that place hundreds of years ago, we’ve got you covered. Discover native settlements, Civil War trails, recreations of everyday life in previous centuries and some fascinating plantations.

history-buff-travel-guideVisit our History Buff Visitor Guide for Historic walking tours, museums & more.


Horseback Riding


Occoneechee State Park

Staunton River State Park

Robert Munford Trail

Tobacco Heritage Trail

Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area

Shangrila Guest Ranch

Falkland Farms

the-outdoor-enthusiastVisit our outdoor travel guide for more information on Horseback riding



Rent a pontoon boat from either of these two marinas and enjoy a relaxing  and scenic day on beautiful Buggs Island Lake!

Clarksville Marina



Occoneechee State Park & Marina




South Boston Speedwaysosbo_arial

1188 James D. Hagood Highway
South Boston, VA 24592

(434) 572-4947


Virginia International Raceway

1245 Pine Tree Rd
Alton, VA 24520

(434) 822-7700


Wine & Dine

Click on the link below which will take you directly to our Wine Enthusiast Travel Guide to all the local wineries & day trips

Wine Travel Guide Virginia


Dine & enjoy a glass or bottle of wine at any of the following locations:

Cooper’s Landing Inn


801 Virginia Avenue


Bridgewater Bar & Grill


201 Virginia Ave.
Clarksville, VA 23927


(434) 362-2222


imagesCaught here on a rainy day? Or just here to explore our beautiful town, while the men are away fishing? Clarksville has many area stores that will soothe your desire, from antiques, outlets, unique one-of-a-kind gift shops, electronics, furniture & more. With such variety, when we say “something for everyone” we mean something for everyone. Browse our list of stores below, then pack up the walking shoes and hit the town with a credit card in hand!


Crossroad’s Emporium & Flea Market-4556 Hwy 58, Buffalo Jct, VA. 434-738-8319 http://www.kerrlake.com/crossroadsemporium

Grandfather’s Country Creations-214 Virginia Ave. Phone: 434-374-2576 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grandfathers-Country-Creations/293731610643061

Now & Then-505 Virginia Ave. 434-374-2255

The Market-315 Virginia Avenue. 434-374-2896 https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Market/195187420649188

Auto, Boat & Hardware Stores:

Clarksville Auto Supply-NAPA-109 7th Street. 434-374-2121 https://www.facebook.com/clarksvilleautosupply/?fref=ts

Clarksville Ace-7545 Virginia Avenue. 434-374-8629 http://clarksvilleacehardware.com/

Clarksville Tire & Service, Inc. 434-374-8166 http://www.clarksvilletireandservice.com

Clarksville Water Sports-108 Gateway Lane. 434-374-2755 http://www.clarksvilleboats.com/

Lake Country Automotive-100 Adams Street. 434-362-2105 http://lakecountryautomotiverepair.com/

Southside Southern Boatworks -916 Noblin Farm Road. 434-374-0550 http://southsidemarineandauto.com/

Talbert Building Supply-11799 Highway 15. 434-374-7355 http://www.talbertbuildingsupply.com/

Gift Shops & More:

603 Arts & Books-603 Virginia Avenue. 434-738-5121

A Cross the Nations-102 College St. 434-454-8106

A&K Nail & Spa-916D Virginia Avenue. 434-374-0352

Arrington’s Home Furnishings-11220 Highway 15. 434-374-8626 http://www.arringtonshomefurnishings.com/

Avenue Floral & Design-415 Virginia Ave. 434-374-2010 http://www.avenuefloralanddesign.com/

Clarksville Furniture-601 Virginia Ave. 434-374-8133 www.clarksville-furniture.com

Clarksville Ruritans Inc. (Thrift Shop-211 South Third Street. 434-374-8080

Designs by LaDonna-214 4th Street http://www.designsbyladonna.com

DoodleBug’s- 316 Virginia Ave. 434-374-2250 https://www.facebook.com/DoodleBugsGiftsandConsisngmentinClarksvilleVA

Hite’s- 301 Virginia Ave. 434-374-5914 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hites-Clothing/216096031747960

TLC Finds   http://www.tlcfinds.com

Lake Country SPCA-7577 Business Hwy 58. 434-374-8076 http://www.lakecountryspca.org/Home.html

Lakeside Vapes & More-209 Third Street. 374-2400

Morningstar’s Bed, Bath, & Curtain Outlet-663 Hwy 58, Buffalo Junction. 434-374-9944 http://bedbathandcurtain.com/

The Cottage Barn-307 Virginia Avenue. 434-374-2299 http://www.facebook.com/TheCottageBarn

Virginia Avenue Mall-317 Virginia Ave. 434-374-5949 http://www.virginiaavenuemall.com/

Large Retailers:

CVS Clarksville-24 Gateway Lane. 434-374-8728

Dollar General-700 Virginia Ave. 434-374-2811

Dollar General Market- 912 Virginia Ave # B. 434-374-2151

Food Lion-1013 Virginia Avenue. 434-374-9530


Ayala’s Mexican Restaurant-618 Virginia Ave  (434) 362-2116

McDonald’s-200 Virginia Ave. 434-374-0198

Great Wall Chinese Restaurant-327 Virginia Avenue. 434-374-9719 www.greatwallofclarksville.com

The Pizza Pub-401 Virginia Ave. 434-374-2080 https://www.facebook.com/pizzapubva?fref=ts

Subway-916 Clarksville Crossing. 434-374-2052

Hardee’s- 916 Virginia Ave. 434-374-2391

Amelia’s-7334 Highway 49, Buffalo Junction. 434-206-4637

Michelle’s Home Cooking Cafe-11256 Highway 58. 434-374-4400

Los Banditos- 7331 Hwy 58. 434-374-2707

Papa John’s-8188 Highway 15 434-374-9808

Cooper’s Landing Inn & Traveler’s Tavern-801 Virginia Ave. 434-374-2866 www.cooperslandinginn.net

Bridgewater Bar & Grill-201 Virginia Ave. (434) 362-2222 https://www.bridgewaterbargrill.com/


Bugg’s  Island Brewery-101 East Second St. 434-265-3343