Buggs Island Lake is the largest lake in Virginia and one of the most scenic in the south. Clarksville is the only incorporated town on this 50,000 acre lake (or any Virginia lake for that matter). Created for flood control and hydroelectric power in the mid-20th century, the lake extends 39 miles from the John H. Kerr Dam up the Roanoke River.
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.
Around the lake you can find many day-use areas, 30 boat launches and secluded lakefront residential properties. The lake also offers a fishing pier to meet the needs of handicapped fishing enthusiast.