Caledon State Park

A National Natural Landmark known for its old growth forest and summer home to many American bald eagles, Caledon attracts bird watchers of all ages. Trails, including Boyd’s Hole Trail, which leads to the Potomac River, are open year-round. A visitor center with bald eagle exhibits, four picnic areas, a picnic shelter and restrooms also are available. It’s a great place for camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, bird watching, and photography.

Click HERE for more information.

Location: 11617 Caledon Rd., King George, VA 22485 (40 min. from Fredericksburg)

Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk. The visitor center is closed for the season and will reopen weekends in April.

Parking Fee: $5 Parking is limited; arrive early to ensure availability.

Parking fee is waived for homeschoolers who have an ID or NOI letter.

Caledon is a great hiking spot with 14 different trails varying in degrees of difficulty. Click HERE for a printable trail guide.

Five great reasons to visit Caledon–Check the list out HERE.

We love Caledon because of all the wonderful events they provide. There is usually something going on every weekend. From classic programs like Eagle Tours and Owl Prowls to fun activities like Sunset Kayak Trips and Caledon Campfires to more unique events like Trash to Art and the Christmas Opossum First Day Hike, there are a variety of programs on history and nature in the park. Our favorite has been the ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Wagon Ride.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 these have been put on hold.

Caledon has so much to offer. It’s worth visiting! I’ve lost track of how many times we’ve been there. It really is a hidden gem on the Potomac.

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