Friends of Caledon State Park

King George, VA



Caledon State Park

11617 Caledon Road

​King George, VA 22485​

(540) 663-3861 | caledon@dcr.virginia.gov

Fishing:
Fishing is permitted only on the Potomac River in area open to the public.  Jones Pond, Aulder Flats and Caledon Marsh are closed to fishing.  Where fishing is permitted, valid Virginia fishing licenses are required.

It is a 1.7 mile hike to the river and the same distance for the return trip. You can't drive to the River at Caledon.


Kayaking:
Solo paddlers must be at least 16 if accompanies by an adult in another boat or 18 if unaccompanied.
$19/solo and $25/tandem kayak.
Space is limited to 14 paddlers/trip.
Reservations Required.

Organized Activities:  See Google Calendar


Reservation Procedures:
Most of our programs require reservations.  This insures that youo have a place at the program while allowing us to plan our programs more efficiently.
Reservations can be made at he Visitor Center or by phone at 540-663-3861.
Payment for the program is expected at the time the reservation is made.
If you need to cancel a reservation, you have 48 hours before the program to receive a refund.


Swimming:
There are no designated swimming areas.

Horse:  No horses allowed


Hiking: 

Caledon has 10 Hiking only trails, including Fern Hollow , Poplar Grove, Laurel Glen, Benchmark, Cedar Ridge, Belmont, Caledon Marsh, Cliffs Overlook, Rookery Spur and Smoot Trail.  See Trail Guide below.


Biking:

Biking is only permitted on designated trails.  All of Caledon's Hike/Bike trails are on our forest roads.  Please be aware of loose gravel and some steep hills.  The Bike trails include Boyd's Hole, Potomac Overlook, Hampstead Road and Jones Pond Loop.


Camping:
The park has primitive paddle-in and hike-in campsites. The six sites are accessible only during daylight hours. Guests must access the sites by kayak, canoe or other non-motorized boat or by hiking or biking on established park trails three miles from the visitor center. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 800-933-7275. Here are camping fees.


The paddle-in campground, which is part of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, is at Stuart's Wharf on the Potomac River: latitude 38.363867, longitude -77.142567.

Tents only.
Each site is a framed, sand-filled pad with a fire ring, lantern post and picnic table. Campers must set up on the framed area.
No potable water. Campers must bring water for drinking and cooking.
The campground has a portable toilet.
No electricity or showers.
Maximum of six people per site.
Check in is 4 p.m., and check out is 3 p.m.
The campground has a portable toilet.
No electricity or showers.
Maximum of six people per site.
Check in is 4 p.m., and check out is 3 p.m.


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