Hipcamp host Ned S.,
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Come and get cozy by the fire pit with your friends and family in this slice of Appalachian heaven. 

About the Property

Just off the Appalachian tail, five minutes from Dragon's Tooth trailhead and 10 minutes from McAfee's Knob, you'll be able to find plenty of hiking and nature to take in. TONS of killer single-track mountain biking aroun


Come and get cozy by the fire pit with your friends and family in this slice of Appalachian heaven. 

About the Property

Just off the Appalachian tail, five minutes from Dragon's Tooth trailhead and 10 minutes from McAfee's Knob, you'll be able to find plenty of hiking and nature to take in. TONS of killer single-track mountain biking around the area, including some nice trails on our property. We are very close to the North Mountain trail system, not far from Carvins Cove. These areas also offer amazing swimming and tubing.

This area is paradise for road cyclists as well. Our country road is long, scenic, very little traffic, and the grade is almost imperceptible. Lots of similarly scenic back roads in the vicinity, easy to map out a loop according to your preferences. 

We are located ~35 minutes from Roanoke and ~45 minutes from Blacksburg. While I provide some bottled water for campers, bringing in your own is always a good idea as I do not offer a way to refill water containers.

About the listing

Along the creek bank in a mature hardwood forest next to a large, deep swimming hole underneath a formidable cliff face, pitch your tent or sling your hammock in a beautiful clearing carved out of the mature hardwood forest. In a raised flood plain, the soil is soft and sandy. There's a rock washout just a few feet away where you can park your car for easy access (not accessible in wet weather). Views back up through the woods reveal views of the valley and mountain beyond, or venture deeper into the woods to discover native flora and fauna. This campsite is periodically closed during high water events (though if you catch the rains just right, you'll enjoy a tall waterfall cascading into the creek just feet from the site).

Well-behaved dogs and other pets are always welcome, but please keep them under close supervision.

Additional Details to Note:

  • Porta Potty available  
  • Extras available below 
  • Limited reception for some carriers
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 0.0 ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Ned a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out

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Maple Syrup

One pint (16 oz) of 100% pure maple syrup. We tap the sugar maples surroundin...Read more

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


The site is right on Craig Creek, with lots of bluegills and chub, some smallmouth and trout, or we're very close to a lot of r...Read more


Tons of trails on our land, or a very short drive to access Appalachian Trail (less than a mile as the crow flies, two miles by...Read more


Tough to put in at our place unless water is very high, but there's a good put-in about 2 miles away where Craig Creek opens up...Read more


There are a couple decent sport, trad, and bouldering areas within a half hour.


The campsite is steps away from a gorgeous swimming hole, over your head in the deepest spot, and places to climb up the cliff ...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Pretty easy access to John's Creek, plenty of other creeking options when the water's high

Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Creekside Woods in Virginia.


A couple small openings on the property, or we can tell you where to access some bigger rooms in the area.


We're in a long valley, right at the base of small but steep mountain, with views of a much larger mountain opposite.

River, stream, or creek

The campsite is right along Craig Creek - you can hear the flowing water from your tent! The creek opens up into a gorgeous swi...Read more

Swimming hole

Great big swimmin' hole at the base of a cliff. Gets to about 6 ft, depending on level. We can provide floats, tubes, towels, etc.


Only after big rains, but drops into the creek directly across from the site.


We operate a small hobby farm, and grow a fair amount of our own food without the use of pesticides/herbicides. Talk to us if y...Read more


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Hipcamper W Colin


W Colin D.
recommends this listing.
October 30th, 2021

This place was absolutely gorgeous. Host was fantastic. Can’t say enough nice things. If you get a chance, stay here. PERFECT location to hike Roanoke triple crown.

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Hipcamper aja

Beautiful secluded spot!

Aja R.
recommends this listing.
October 26th, 2021

We really loved Ned's property, it was perfect for what we were looking for. Really beautiful creek that flows through the campsite and surrounded by trees. Ned was helpful in sending over all kinds of info and was there to greet us.
We hope to come back here!

Hipcamper Benjamin

Most beautiful campsite

Benjamin D.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2021

SO incredibly gorgeous. the host was super nice and the place was east to find. very close to amazing hikes and even has a small grocery store within 10 minutes if you forgot anything.

I knew it'd be beautiful based on the pictures. But it was 100X more beautiful in real life.

Hipcamper Brionna

Peaceful stream

Brionna M.
recommends this listing.
October 22nd, 2021

The location was perfect. Very peaceful and relaxing!

Hipcamper Rebecca

Amazing stay!

Rebecca G.
recommends this listing.
October 14th, 2021

Creekside Woods was an amazing spot to camp. The creek flows right past it so you can always hear it bubbling. The whole area is beautiful and there is lots of stuff to do near the property. Ned provided a fire pit, grill, and picnic table for campers to use. We hope to come back!

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Hipcamper Megan
Megan H.
recommends this listing.
October 9th, 2021

Couldn't ask for a better campsite! Felt very secluded even though we were relatively close to a road. The water and surrounding landscape were beautiful, truly enjoyed our stay. Ned was a great host and his maple syrup is worth it! We would definitely stay here again

Hipcamper Chloe
Chloe L.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

We had a great stay with our 3 young kids. There was a small mix up with figuring out which site was ours but they were all so gorgeous! The swimming hole was amazing and we will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Trent

Exceptional mountain views.

Trent L.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2021

Had an amazing stay here. The cover of the trees and view of the mountains at sunrise is absolutely awesome to take in. The creek was flowing great and felt very refreshing to take a swim in. The host was very accommodating and understanding. Will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Amber
Amber O.
recommends this listing.
September 23rd, 2021

The site was very tranquil and beautiful. It's a short distance to hiking. Ned provided a very helpful welcome document with all the details we needed. We would definitely stay again.


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