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Status: Open through Sat Dec 05 2015   Season Dates


Boley Field provides old-fashioned, rustic group and family camping. This large, open field is good for groups that wish to picnic and tent camp together but require few amenities.

Natural Features:

The campground is located at the base of Brush Mountain in a narrow valley along Poverty Creek. The surrounding forest provides shade. The road to the camping area is unpaved.


Poverty Creek flows adjacent to the field’s picnic area where visitors can enjoy splashing in its cool waters. Hikers and mountain bikers can easily access the 17-mile Poverty Creek Trail System from Boley Field.


Boley Field is rented for groups of 50 or less. The field has an entrance gate and contains a group fire ring, picnic table, and a standing grill and vault toilet. There is no potable water, no hookups and no trash collection. Vehicles towing a trailer hitch will hit the ground at the creek crossing.

Nearby Attractions:

Boley Field is located 20 minutes from Blacksburg, VA, home of the Virginia Tech Hokies. The 13 mile Poverty Creek Trail System is adjacent to this camping area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Trailheads
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Cultural Activities
  • Day Use Area
  • Food Services
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • Visitors need to bring their own water.
  • Visitors need to pick up a key to the field entrance gate at the Ranger Station, 110 Southpark Drive, Blacksburg, VA, Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30. Ranger station is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Key is returned to a drop box at Ranger Station.
  • This is a "pack-it-in, pack-it-out" facility. Field, fire rings, grill and restrooms must be left trash free when visitors leave.
  • There are no hookups, no electricity serving this campsite, and cell phones typically will not work here.
  • A Virginia license including a national forest stamp is required for fishing. Visit http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/regulations/licenses.asp for more information.
  • This camping area is located within a floodplain and the potential for flash floods exists. Rains that can create a flood may occur here or far upstream. Monitor stream conditions and be prepared to act quickly. Your safety is your responsibility.
  • This campground is not staffed by Forest Service personnel or volunteers. Forest Service staff intermittently visit this campground to clean, mow and check on conditions.
  • All state laws are to be abided, including those regarding alcohol drinking ages and driving while under the influence.
  • All fires must be contained inside the established fire ring and must be completely extinguished before departure.
  • Fireworks are not permitted.
  • All vehicles must be parked in the field. Vehicles may not park along the road.
  • Amplified music is prohibited.
  • The gates to the field must be left locked when not attended.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.24972, -80.52833
37°14'59"N, 80°31'42"W

From Blacksburg (junction of North Main Street and US 460) follow US 460 west for 3 miles. Turn left on FS 708 at the Giles County line. Go 4.5 miles. Boley Field gate is on the left.
Park Address: 4145 Straley Valley, Blacksburg, Virginia, 24060

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

110 Southpark Drive
Blacksburg  VA  24060-6648

Phone Number:

Information:  (540) 552-4641
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