Pandapas Pond Day Use Area

George Washington & Jefferson National Forest, Near Blacksburg, Virginia

Pandapas Pond Day Use Area does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Pandapas Pond is a pastoral, 8 acre pond located just outside the town of Blacksburg. It sits on the Eastern Continental Divide and is surrounded by a forest of hardwoods and rhododendron. Visitors will enjoy strolling the one-mile wheelchair accessible trail that encircles the pond. A wooden boardwalk separates the pond from a small wetland area that is abundant with dragonflies, turtles, songbirds, and waterfowl. Horses and bicycles are not permitted on the trail around the pond; however they may use the 17-mile Poverty Creek Trail system that can be accessed from the upper parking lot.

Thumbnail of Poverty Creek Trail System Map 

Poverty Creek Trail System Map