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Status: Open through Mon Dec 07 2015   Season Dates


The Caldwell Fields include two adjacent fields, Milton and George, both of which are mowed, grassy fields in a forest setting. They each provide group camping and can be rented together or separately. A stocked trout stream runs along the lower edge of the fields.

Natural Features:

Located in a narrow valley, the fields are flanked by National Forest land. The state road to the camping areas is unpaved. There are two open fields used for camping, each is edged with large shade trees.


Caldwell Fields provide old-fashioned, rustic group and family camping. Visitors enjoy splashing or fishing in the cool water of Craig Creek.


Caldwell Fields provides two fields that may be rented separately or together. Each field can accommodate a group of 50 or less people and space for 25 vehicles. Groups may choose to rent them together accommodating a group of up to 100 people and 50 vehicles total. Each field has an entrance gate, and contains a group fire ring, two picnic tables and a standing grill. The fields share a vault toilet. There is no potable water, no hookups and no trash collection.

Nearby Attractions:

Caldwell Fields is located 20 minutes from Blacksburg, VA, home of the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Parking Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Cultural Activities
  • Food Services
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • Visitors need to bring their own water.
  • This is a "pack-it-in, pack-it-out" facility. Fields, fire rings, grills and restrooms must be left trash-free when visitors leave.
  • There are no hookups, no electricity serving this campground, 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.
  • Gates to the fields must be left locked when not attended.
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    37.33706, -80.32642
    37°20'13"N, 80°19'35"W

    From Blacksburg (junction of North Main Street and US 460), follow US 460 west for 2.8 miles. Turn right on Craig Creek Road (SR 621), go 8.8 miles. Road turns to gravel after 4 miles. Caldwell Fields are on the right.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    110 Southpark Drive
    Blacksburg  VA  24060-6648

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (540) 552-4641
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