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Carvins Cove Natural Reserve

Carvins Cove Natural Reserve comprises 12,700 acres in Botetourt and Roanoke Counties. Carvins Cove Reservoir and the land below the 1,200 foot contour are owned by the Western Virginia Water Authority. The reservoir is one of the Water Authority's primary sources of drinking water. The land above the 1,200 foot contour is owned by the City of Roanoke. Hiking, biking, boating and fishing are available at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve; however, swimming and camping are not permitted.