Craig Creek Recreation Area provides old-fashioned, rustic group camping for those that require few amenities. The large open field is great for groups that wish to picnic and tent camp together. There is a day-use area adjacent to the campground that is not reservable. Overnight camping is prohibited in the day-use area.
Craig Creek may be reserved for groups of 30 or less. There is an an entrance gate, group fire ring, picnic table and vault toilet. There is no potable water and no camping hookups. The field is for tent camping only.
The George Washington & Jefferson National Forests are proposing new and increased fees at this location, with a majority of the proposed fees to remain on the Forest to operate, maintain and improve the facilities and programs at this recreation site. Learn how you can provide feedback by October 31, 2023.
Please check your confirmation email for gate code. If not listed, you must call the Eastern Divide Ranger District at (540) 552-4641 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, prior to your arrival date to get the combination code to the gate(s). You will not be able to access Caldwell Fields without the code.
Pack animals are not allowed.
Now accepting comments on 2023 Recreation Fee Proposals affecting this recreation site until October 31, 2023. For more information and to submit comments visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gwj/home/?cid=FSEPRD1129447
The recreation area is located in a narrow valley, flanked by National Forest land. The open field used for tent camping and is edged with large, shade trees.
Craig Creek is located 20 minutes from New Castle, VA.
Craig Creek has a small swimming hole and canoes may access the creek as well. The creek is stocked with trout and can provide good fishing opportunites for anglers. A two-mile loop trail is located within the recreation area.
110 Southpark Drive Blacksburg VA 24060-6648
For campground inquiries, please call: 540-552-4641
From New Castle: Follow US 615 east for 11 miles to SR 817 in Oriskany. Turn right on SR 817, go 1/2 mile then take right at sign for Craig Creek. Continue straight. Veer right for the camping area gate, while the left fork leads to the day use parking area.