A designated National Natural Landmark, Caledon provides visitors the unique opportunity of viewing American Bald Eagles in their natural habitat and experiencing the beauty of one of the few remaining Eastern Climax Hardwood Forests. Caledon and the surrounding areas are the summer home for one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles on the East Coast. As many as 80 eagles have been spotted on the bluffs overlooking the Potomac River in King George County. A hike through the forest trails at Caledon takes visitors past Oak and Tulip Poplar trees ranging from two to six foot in diameter and reaching up to 120 feet tall.
Visitors can enjoy the beauty of Caledon by hiking, biking and picnicking in a mature forest. Tours of the eagle area are offered year round. Both van and kayak tours are offered. Advance reservations are required for most park programs. Park guests can learn more about the natural history of Caledon and the American bald eagle by touring the visitor center.
Nine hiking trails and four hiking/biking trails are open year-round and take park visitors through environmentally sensitive marshlands and picturesque wooded areas of the park. There are two natural areas set aside in Caledon. Please observe and obey park signage in these areas and stay on the hiking trails. For safety reasons and because human traffic disturbs the park's summer population of roosting and foraging eagles, some areas of the park's shoreline are closed to visitors.
Visit the Explore Virginia Outdoors website for enhanced maps and video tours of Caldeon's trails
Please come out and support the park by joining the Friends of Caledon. We meet monthly at the Park Headquarters building on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 to discuss ways to raise money for park improvements, volunteer oppertunties within the park and how we can be of service to all Virginia State Parks. Call 540-663-3861 for more infomation.
Caledon is located in King George County between Fairview Beach and Owens, 23 miles east of Fredericksburg on Route 218. From Fredericksburg, take 218 East for 23 miles. Caledon is on the left. Or you may take Rt. 3 east 18 miles to a left onto Rt. 206 for six miles, then turn left onto Rt. 218 and go about one mile; Caledon is on the right. From U.S. 301 (MD), turn right onto Rt. 206 for four miles to Rt. 218, then west about one mile.
Caledon State Park
11617 Caledon Rd
King George, Va 22485
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