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Caledon State Park

King George, Virginia

Caledon is located in King George County between Fairview Beach and Owens, 23 miles east of Fredericksburg on Route 218.

Address: 11617 Caledon Rd., King George, VA 22485

Learn more at: PLAN YOUR VISIT

There is a hike to the campsites but trust me – it’s worth it!

Caledon Natural Area provides visitors the unique opportunity of viewing bald eagles in their natural habitat. Caledon and the surrounding areas are the summer home for one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles on the East Coast. As many as 60 eagles have been spotted on the bluffs overlooking the Potomac River in King George County. Preservation of the national bird’s habitat is the primary focus of the natural area. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of Caledon by hiking and picnicking in a mature forest. They can learn more about the natural history of Caledon by touring the visitor center.

Pro-tip:

There are a couple of ways to access the campsites allowing you to control the intensity level of your hike!  Just check in with the visitor’s center to determine the most appropriate hike for your family.


Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail

King George, Virginia

The 16-mile Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail follows the route of the old Dahlgren Branch rail line, stretching across King George County just south of the Potomac River in Virginia’s Northern Neck. The trail is open for walking, running, cycling and other recreational non-motorized uses.

Address: There are multiple ways to access this trail

Learn more at: PLAN YOUR VISIT

There is a hike to the campsites but trust me – it’s worth it!

The Dahlgren Trail has been designated a National Recreation Trail and a part of the developing Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail network, which stretches from the mouth of the Potomac River at the Chesapeake Bay to the Allegheny highlands of Pennsylvania. The trail is flat with varying terrain.  It’s a great spot to train for races, biking and rucking events, or to test out your camp gear near home before you adventure to more remote campsites.

Pro-tip:

I love this campsite because it’s quiet and less used.  Make sure to contact Friends of the Dalhgren Heritage Trail to reserve one of the 6 available sites!


Prince William Forrest Park

Triangle, Virginia

Prince William Forest Park is a diverse natural and cultural area located near Washington, D.C. The park is 15,000 acres of secondary growth forest.

Address: 18170 Park Entrance Rd., Triangle, VA 22172

Learn more at: PLAN YOUR VISIT

While right off of I-95, when you camp here you feel miles away from civilization!

Get to know a part of Northern Virginia that has all but disappeared. Hike 9 miles along the South Fork Quantico Creek, bicycle down an old fire road to the remains of the Cabin Branch Pyrite Mine, spend the night in a historic cabin, fish in one of the lakes, and arise the next morning to some of the best bird watching in the area – all within Prince William Forest Park’s 15,000 acre woodland.

With 37 miles hiking trails, 21 miles of bicycle-accessible roads and trails, 4 campgrounds, and over 100 cabins, recreational opportunities are endless. During your stay, you can attend one of our summertime Saturday night campfire programs or visit the visitor center to talk to a park ranger and watch the park movie.

Pro-tip:

Make sure you reserve your campsite because they fill-up quickly!

 


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