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Caledon State Park, King George

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State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Caledon State Park is a 2,579-acre (10.44 km2) state park located in King George, Virginia. The property was initially owned by the Alexander brothers, founders of the city of Alexandria, and was established in 1659 as Caledon Plantation. Ownership passed, in 1974, to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

A 302-acre (1.22 km2) portion of the park known as the Caledon Natural Area was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1974 for its old-growth oak-tulip poplar forest. The park also provides a habitat for bald eagles along the Potomac River. Adjacent to the park is the Chotank Creek Natural Area Preserve, a state-designated private conservation area that further protects bald eagle habitat, in addition to wetlands and other significant communities.
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  • My wife and I hiked in Caledon after visiting nearby Colonial Beach. It is a lovely State Park, with trails in the moderate and easy range. Lovely scenery through glens and across creeks, in some...  more »
  • A Virginia treasure. Museum and visitor center is the place to start to learn about this plantation. Many hikes are available for both walking and biking. Trail maps are found at the visitors...  more »
  • We just came here and bought the year pass for all Virginia state parks because I will be coming back to hike these trails multiple times. Super peaceful and lots of wild life. They also have a cute natural play area for the kids.
  • A lovely state park with very friendly and helpful staff. Great place to watch for bald eagles. Nice visitors' center. Lots of public events, including occasional bald eagle releases done in coordination with the Wildlife Center of Virginia.

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