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Craig Creek Recreation Area

George Washington & Jefferson National Forest



Craig Creek Recreation Area offers a rustic, old-fashioned camping experience with a swimming hole, fishing, and a two-mile loop trail. It has an entrance gate, fire ring, picnic table and vault toilet, plus a day-use area, though no potable water is available. The surrounding National Forest makes it a great destination for those looking to explore and experience natural beauty.


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 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.


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.

Natural Features

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.

Nearby Attractions

Craig Creek is located 20 minutes from New Castle, VA.
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