Aquatic Base on Claytor Lake for Sale at Auction
You have the opportunity to purchase the Aquatic Base on Claytor Lake. The Aquatic Base is a provisional camp for the Scouts. Sitting on the edge of Claytor Lake gives great opportunities to enjoy the water with activities like motor and sail boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and water skiing. A New River impoundment, Claytor Lake offers superb fishing. Species include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped bass, hybrid bass, spotted bass, walleye, musky, yellow perch, bluegill, carp, and catfish.
In the main centerpiece building of the Aquatics Base on Claytor Lake there is a meeting area with breakout rooms, a dining room / meeting room adjacent to the full commercial kitchen, a bath house with women’s and men’s facilities, two efficiency apartments with kitchenettes, and a three bedroom apartment arranged to sleep twelve, a 2-story home with basement and garage, boat house, 16 cabins, Trex-constructed decks, boat storage, 9 floating docks, a long dock along the approx. 2000’ shoreline, an approximate 4-story climbing and rappelling tower, and a workshop / machinery shed on 68 acres. This property is perfect to host corporate retreats, family retreats, a campground, convention center, or potential development. The recreational possibilities are endless!
4100 Adventure Base Road, Radford VA 24141
Online Only Auction Ending Thursday, August 25th @ 4 PM
Property Previews - Saturday July 16th at 10 AM & Saturday July 30th at 10 AM
Pulaski County Tax Map #’s
075-001-0000-0021 = 63.367 Acres
075-001-0000-0019 = 4.73 Acres
Total Acreage sold as one offering = 68.097 Acres +/-
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Online Bidding – Online bidding is now active and runs through 4 PM on August 25th, 2022. SOFT CLOSE.
Directions – From Interstate 81 - Take exit 105, West Main Street Toward Radford, Immediate Left on Little River Dam Road (Route # 605), Go 6.6 miles and take right on Owens Road (Route # 663), Go 2 miles and entrance is on the right.
ZONING – Property is zoned Planned Unit Development (PUD), which allows for multiple uses including commercial, residential, development, and agricultural. Zoning information and zoning table is in Bidder Pack. You can see complete Pulaski County Zoning Ordinance at
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER FIRST RIGHT OF REFUSAL AND RESTRICTIONS - According to deed, AEP has a right of first refusal to purchase property if the Blue Ridge Mountain Council ever decides to sell property. AEP has no interest in purchasing property and will be terminating their right of first refusal prior to closing. There is a letter from AEP in bidder pack confirming this. AEP also has a shoreline management plan that governs the shoreline on Claytor Lake. The docks below the Aquatic Base were granted a conditional use if they were used for “Scouting Purposes”. Any use other than “Scouting Purposes” will require that docks or improvements along shoreline conform to the Shoreline Management Plan. This is also explained in the letter provided to the Blue Ridge Mountain Council along with contact information in the Bidder Pack. We have also included a Shoreline Management Plan for Claytor Lake in the Bidder Pack.
LAND – 68.097 Acres +/- with 2,000 feet +/- of shoreline on Claytor Lake. Property is mostly wooded with open areas at lake and around the centerpiece building. Good lake views and building sites. Refer to bidder pack for property maps. GIS and Aerial Maps should be considered for illustration purposes. Exact boundaries provided by survey.
WATER and SEPTIC – All improvements, except cabins and machine shed, are serviced by the properties well and septic systems. The well serving all facilities is 500 feet deep, cased at 294 deep with 61 gallons per minute tested in 2005. The well feeds into a 63,000-gallon atmospheric storage tank located on the high ridge overlooking the lake. This water storage tank feeds the bath house, apartments, main facilities, and the ranger house. The base has its own waste disposal system, which includes an area between the main building and the docks/lakefront that is an aeration system, which was specially designed. There is an area shaped like a catch pond near the tool shed behind the kitchen area, which has several pumps that run on timers. This setup aerates the soil. There is a water-softening system on-site.
CONVENTION CENTER / AQUATIC BASE – 14,400 total square feet with wrap around covered deck, multiple entrances, metal roof, and Hardie Board siding. Facility was built in 2014. Main level consists of 7,950 square feet, large dining hall and meeting area with 35’ ceiling, concrete floors, stage, 3 propane heaters, commercial kitchen, 3 bathrooms, storage areas, and a walk-in cooler and freezer. Lower level has 6,450 square feet, has concrete floors, ceiling tile, drywall walls, and 4 heat pumps. There are multiple meeting rooms, storage closets, a lounge area, infirmary, snack bar, offices and two bathrooms. The facility is served by Rennai brand on-demand hot water heaters. Propane tanks are on-site. Refer to bidder pack for general floorplan.
BATH HOUSE and APARTMENTS – 4,800 square feet total on three levels (1,600 square feet on each level). Hardie board siding stone to grade, metal roof, concrete foundation. Ground level is heated with propane wall heaters, has 2 bathrooms, mechanical room, and laundry. Second level has 2 separate bathrooms with 2 separate showers and is heated with propane wall heaters. Third level has three apartments 2 efficiency apartments, heated, and cooled by three wall units, both are 320 square feet with each having a bathroom, living area, and kitchenette. The third apartment has a heat pump and three bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, and living area. Laminate hardwood and vinyl floors. Bathhouse was built in 2014. Refer to bidder pack for general floorplan.
RANGER / CARETAKER HOUSE – Two Story home on a full basement. Ground level has 1,568 square feet. Second level has 923 square feet. Total living area not including full basement is 2,491 square feet. Hardie Board siding, metal roof, concrete foundation, heat pump, laminate hardwood, carpet, 5 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms. Basement is unfinished with a single car garage. Home was built in 2013. Refer to bidder pack for general floorplan.
CABINS – There are 16 cabins with metal roofs and T1-11 siding, inside and out, including ceilings. The cabins have electricity but no water. The cabins are 320 square feet (16x20). 4 cabins are one room units, and 12 cabins are split into two, one room units. Cabins were built in 2014.
BOATHOUSE and DOCKS – Built in 2014, with 9 floating docks, 14 x 14 boathouse with two levels of decks, caged PFD, and equipment storage area, boat storage, shoreline docks, and scuba diving training area and storage. Water depth at boathouse is approximately 20’ and decreases to approximately 10’ at floating docks and 6’ – 8’ in cove.
MACHINERY SHED – 20 x 20 Hardie board sided, metal roof with electricity built in 2014.
CLIMBING TOWER - The Climbing Tower at the Aquatic Base is an approx. 4-story tower designed for climbing and rappelling. The tower has multiple courses and can be adjusted for difficulty. It is a used unit originally built by Alpine Towers and moved/reinstalled at the camp in 2012. INNER QUEST inspected the courses from 2002 to 2017. Vestals Gap Ventures, LLC began inspecting the courses in 2018.
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS: 10% Buyer’s Premium will be added to final high bid to arrive at contract price. Earnest Money Deposit of $100,000 required on day of sale (August 25th 2022). Close on or before October 25th, 2022. Subject to seller confirmation. Property sold as is, where is with any and all faults. Buyer is expected to complete their own due diligence. Auction starts ending at 4 PM on August 25th 2022. Please note that during the last two minutes of bidding, if a new bid is placed, the clock is automatically extended an additional two minutes. Download Bidder Information Pack for complete terms and conditions, purchase contract and maps.
PRE-AUCTION SALES: As an agent for the Seller, the Auctioneer must present any and all bona fide written offers to the Seller, which may be created outside of the online bidding platform. Therefore, all properties are subject to pre-auction sales. Pre-auction offers must meet all of the auction terms and conditions and must be submitted to the Auctioneer on the Auction Real Estate Sales Contract, along with the required earnest deposit. Properly submitted offers will be presented to the Seller in a timely manner. Seller may accept or reject such offer at their sole and absolute discretion. When a pre-auction offer is submitted, all properly registered online bidders will be notified that “an offer” has been submitted and on which specific property, however the amount of the offer shall remain confidential. All pre-auction offers must allow a minimum of 24 hours for seller’s acceptance. A Buyer’s Broker Fee of (2%) is offered on any pre-auction offers that are properly completed and submitted on the appropriate forms provided by the auction company.
SOFT CLOSE: If a bid is received within the last 3 minutes of the auction, the auction close time will automatically extend 2 minutes to allow other bidders an opportunity to competitively bid prior to the auction closing. This feature eliminates "snipers" and encourages fair and impartial bidding from all participants.
BUYER’S PREMIUM – TEN PERCENT (10%): Buyer’s Premium shall be added to the final bid price place online, which will determine the Total Contract Sales Price. Bidders hereby understand that the Buyer’s Premium shall be added to the winning bid to create the Total Contract Sales Price for which they are obligated to pay for the property. Example: (winning online bid $100,000 + 10% buyer’s premium = total purchase price of $110,000).