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A designated National Natural Landmark for its eastern hardwood forest, 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.

For more information on Caledon Natural Area, please refer to: www.dcr.virginia.gov/parks/caledon.htm

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Environmental Programs
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking Trail
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnicking
  • Programs
  • Restrooms
  • Visitor Center
Alerts and Important Information

There is a per night per pet fee for cats and dogs in all cabins and lodges (pets are not allowed in the Kiptopeke yurt). Customers making reservations via the web are responsible for visiting the park office to pay all applicable pet fees. Customers may also call the reservation center at 800-933-7275 to pay the pet fees in advance..

Notice for Campers:


One of the most important things we can do to protect Virginia's trees and forest diversity is stop moving firewood. New infestations of tree-killing insects and diseases are often first found in campgrounds and parks. Why? Because people have accidently spread invasive species when they brought firewood along with them. In Virginia, there are numerous counties under quarantines, issued by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, due to an invasive insect pest or disease. These quarantines restrict the movement of firewood or wood by products from certain tree species. Moving firewood in violation of a quarantine is a class 1 misdemeanor and upon conviction, you could be subject to; confinement in jail for up to twelve months and a fine of $2,500.00 or both. For more information on areas under quarantine, go to http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/news/releases-a/062212eabexpand.shtml


Getting There:

Caledon is located in King George County between Fairview Beach and Owens 23 miles east of Fredericksburg on Route 218. From Fredericksburg, take 218 Eat for 23 miles. Caledon is on the left. Or you may take Rt. 3 east 18 miles to a left onto Rt. 206 for six miles, then turn left onto Rt. 218 and go about one mile; Caledon is on the right. From U.S. 301 (MD), turn right onto Rt. 206 for four miles to Rt. 218, then west about one mile. Caledon Natural Area, 11617 Caledon Rd., King George, VA 22485; Phone: (540) 663-3861

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

KING GEORGE VA 22485-9357

Phone Number:

Information: (540)663-3861

Special Events:

    The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • Pursuant to Code of Virginia, no fire of any sort is permitted, including charcoal, between February 15 and April 30, except between the hours of 4PM to midnight. This includes campgrounds and picnic area / cabin grills. Camping stoves that are self-contained are permitted (ex. Coleman Stove). from Feb 15 2010 to Apr 30 2010