Vision, Pride and Excellence:These three words are the centerpiece of the Pulaski County seal.
They also define the past, present and future of this community.
County has much to be proud of today, most notably is its geographic
location west of the eastern continental divide and nestled on top of
the plateau through which the New River flows on its way north to the
New River Gorge in West Virginia.
The shores of Claytor Lake host
two of Virginia’s most visited state parks. Claytor Lake State Park
provides camping, hiking, boat rentals, rental cabins and conference
room space, while the New River Trail State Park provides outstanding
opportunities for horseback riding, hiking and bicycling.
The New River, along which the New River Trail parallels on its 52-mile
journey to Galax and the historic mill town of Fries, is nationally
recognized as one of two American Heritage Rivers in Virginia (the
Potomac River is the other).
Bald eagles, osprey, snowy egrets,
minks, otters, and many other species are frequently sighted. Fishing is
good, but challenging in the winding waters of the river where you can
find smallmouth bass, muskie, walleyes, rock bass, flathead and channel
catfish. The excellent habitat the river provides for smallmouth and
spotted bass, including a state record 3-pound, 10-ounce catch is of
particular interest to anglers.
Vision on the part of the
residents of Pulaski County has made this a county where Pride and
Excellence are at the core the County seal as well as of its