Pulaski County is an evolving, rural, mountain community with plentiful amenities, deep agricultural roots, and advanced manufacturing operations. The natural backdrop of rolling hillsides and green pastures is overviewed by the stoic Blue Ridge Mountains. Glowing, sun-lit morning and evening skies appear as if they were painted. The natural landscape offers numerous outdoor adventure possibilities. Play golf on one of four golf courses, float the rapids of the New River on a tube or kayak, motor boat on Claytor Lake, settle into a secluded fishing spot, walk the New River Trail, and bike through several scenic paths.
34,332 caring community members
4,500 acres of lake life
8 countries represented
Pulaski County was developed from portions of Montgomery and Wythe counties on March 30, 1839, becoming the 87th county of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Honor the roots of Pulaski County by visiting various historical landmarks, buildings and memorial sites throughout the county. Take in this rich history through the counties numerous museums and touring the county.
Featuring the two most visited State Parks in Virginia, Pulaski County offers a variety of activities for the adventurous at heart. In addition to Claytor Lake State Park and the New River Trail State Park, the county also contains Randolph Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the region, four golf courses, bike trails, tennis courts and a water park.
Historic Calfee Park, the ninth oldest professional Minor League Baseball park in use in America, is the proud home of Pulaski Yankees, a Rookie Advanced affilliate of the New York Yankees. Offering a unique atomsphere in the middle of the Town of Pulaski, Calfee Park is the perfect place for family-friendly, summertime entertainment.
Nestled in the New River Valley, Pulaski County Features a mild climate with average summer temperatures in the 70s with winter temperatures in the mid 30s. Typical rainfall averages 40 inches, with approximately 15 inches of snow yearly. The relative humidity is comfortable, staying mostly under 70 percent.
With five elementary schools, two middle schools and a high school, Pulaski County has great education opportunities locally and regionally. The presence of major universities elevates the level of appreciation for education that permeates throughout the New River Valley. Pulaski County is also home to the Southwest Virginia Governor’s School and a Governor’s STEM Academy.