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Caledon State Park

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Hike with a stroller, Enjoy a ‘natural’ playground, Search for shark’s teeth on the beach

We wanted to look for shark’s teeth and headed out to Caledon for a half day adventure. We went... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Nice spot to hike

This is a great state park with quite a few trails through the woods. They're pretty isolated... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Baltimore, Maryland
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“natural area”(2 reviews)
“mile trail”(2 reviews)
“bald eagles”(4 reviews)
Site of one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles on the U.S. East Coast along with more than 200 species of birds.
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11617 Caledon Rd., VA 22485
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

We wanted to look for shark’s teeth and headed out to Caledon for a half day adventure. We went with 4 kids, age 2 to 9. Weren’t sure if we could ‘hike’ with a stroller for the 2 year old. Turns out that one of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

This is a great state park with quite a few trails through the woods. They're pretty isolated. There's also some playgrounds and such.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I have always visited Westmoreland State Park when I wanted to go to a local park or bring visitors. This time we also went by Caledon and I was so impressed! I have never seen so many old growth trees in one area here in...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Caledon Natural Area was donated by Ann Smoot and turned into a natural area because of the population of eagles along the Potomac River. Caledon offers a number of amenities, however, to my mind, their hiking trails are the best feature. They have a number...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank MC_3Traveller
Reviewed 26 July 2017

My husband and I spent our 36th wedding anniversary hiking the trails at Caledon State Park. The trails were clearly marked and well maintained. We saw bald eagles, herons, egrets, turtles, and lots of deer. Such a serene, beautiful place. The only negative was that...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Arubagirl2002
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were visiting the area and looking for a place to spend time in solitude and reflection. We visited several areas and this was the best for many reasons....the spring weather made it very windy but the forests were the best natural wind break and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank shvc50
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This location never fails to provide a great experience. The walk through the woodsy pathways and on the river side make this historical location even more special. Wonderful location for couples or a family walk. I will return.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Boxcar37
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is a beatiful but little-known state park with amazing hiking and outdoor activities. Its home to numerous Bald Eagles and othe native birds. The park host a numerous festivals and is a great family destination. Make time to go!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Ken M
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My wife and I visited this state park on a Sunday in early October. It had rained heavily the previous day and overnight and it was particularly windy - courtesy of Hurricane Matthew (?) We walked the wide, gravelled Boyd Hole trail down to the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Owen_thesaints
VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Caledon State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Sorry for the flooding on the trail. We have that issue with sandy soil. We have had way too much rain lately, even before Matthew's remnants visited. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 28 September 2016

We went to Caledon State Park on a winter break, and thoroughly enjoyed the hike down to the beach. My two daughters and I navigated the trails and found some of the eagle or birding platforms a real treat when we reached the river. But...More

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank Shellie L
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Larry V
1 February 2017|
Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
The park has a kayak launch but it is pretty far from the parking lot. It is designed to support the canoe in campsites there which are more for folks who use it as a stop while canoeing or kayaking on the Potomac.