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Caledon State Park

Photo Credit: Virginia Dept. Conservation & Recreation
Caledon State Park, located in the northeast region of Virginia, has a dynamic and interesting history.

The property started as a plantation in 1659.

It also has a rich natural history – so rich, in fact, that Caledon State Park has been labeled as a National Natural Landmark.

Two key features qualify the park for that list.

The first is the impressive old-growth forests.

The other is what makes this park a favorite for birdwatchers from all over the east coast: the large population of American bald eagles that summer here.

For those who have always wanted the chance to glimpse one of these majestic birds then a visit to Caledon State Park might be their best bet.

In addition to the wonderful bird watching opportunities, visitors will also find lots of other activities to enjoy.

This 2579-acre park features 10 hiking trails of various lengths. One of the trails, the 2-mile long Boyd’s Hole Trail, ends at the Potomac River.

Boating is not allowed, but there are spots where visitors can fish and enjoy the lovely river views.

Caledon State Park offers several special programs for visitors of all ages. Whether visitors want to learn about the environment, the history of the park or just enjoy a fun night they will find a suitable program.

Examples of programs include eagle tours, guided night hikes, bonfires, story times, talks on astronomy, arts and crafts and, of course, bird watching.

During a visit to the park be sure to stop by the visitor’s center and enjoy the bald eagle exhibit and other educational exhibits. Visitors can also learn about the park’s history at the visitor’s center.

This park does not have overnight facilities, but group camping is allowed with advance notice.

Call the number listed below for more information on organizing an overnight group camping excursions in Caledon State Park.

Caledon State Park is a perfect place to enjoy natural beauty, spot some wildlife and enjoy the educational opportunities offered at this wonderful Virginia state park.

Caledon State Park Basics

Overnight: There are no overnight facilities in this park.
Handicap accessible: Some of the trails are wheelchair accessible. Some of the special programs are wheelchair accessible as well. If you have questions about which programs are wheelchair accessible call the number listed below.
Public bathrooms: Yes
Caledon State Park is located in King George County. For directions and more information call 540-663-3861.
Activities include hiking, bird watching, fishing and participating in the park’s special programs.

Location: King George County
Address: 11617 Caledon Rd., King George, VA , 22485
Telephone: 540) 663-3861
Web site:
Latitude: 38.333999
Longitude: -77.142639
Categories: > Northern Virginia. > State Parks.

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