Hipcamp host Ned S.,
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Cozy up by the campfire right on the bank of an exceptionally deep, clear pool in Craig's Creek, nestled in hardwood forest at the base of a huge stone cliff.

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


Cozy up by the campfire right on the bank of an exceptionally deep, clear pool in Craig's Creek, nestled in hardwood forest at the base of a huge stone cliff.

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. Swimming or tubing right at your campsite is a great way to spend a summer afternoon. TONS of killer single-track mountain biking around the area, including some trails on our property.  Our valley is paradise for road cyclists as well. 

We're located ~35 minutes from downtown Roanoke and ~45 minutes from Blacksburg. 

About the listing

Along the creek bank 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 especially 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
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 55 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 14 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Pack it out
Laundry absent
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: 12 months out

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Our internet is pretty decent for such a rural area, and while it won't exten...Read more

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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

Horseback riding

There are lots of good trails in the area that allow horse traffic, and we also know some neighbors who give guided horesback t...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 Savage Acres: 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.


Large, mostly flat meadow between you and the road

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. Lots of good waterfalls in the area - ask us for ...Read more


This region is something of a temperate rainforest, and in certain bottomlands, depending on conditions, you're liable to find ...Read more


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 Michael

Best site of our entire road trip.

Michael P.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2022

favorite stay of our trip. hands down.

saw the pics of someone’s teardrop camper towed into the actual campsite so figured we would be able to manage a single axle 12 foot utility/landscape trailer behind our full length chevy van. made absolute sure to get out on foot and walk to the campsite to make sure we could manage. worth noting that ned was more than glad to have us leave the trailer and car unhooked up in the larger main field, i was just feeling confident and adventurous haha.

while doable, it’s not recommended for the faint of heart or anyone lacking 4wd/towing experience. our van is lifted with off-road tires, but it’s 2wd so if it had rained or been full of mud, we certainly would’ve gotten stuck trying to leave in the morning.

it took some fine finagling and a spotter to back me up but we were able to nose into the campsite’s general area, back the van and trailer into a specific nook and flip the whole rig back facing towards the exit so we could unhook the trailer facing the right direction. after that juggle we were easily able to get the van into the immediate camp area without much more than a 3-4 point k turn. sorry for the long winded explanation of that but it should help you car/suv and trailer folk get a solid idea of what you’re getting into.

the campsite itself was the perfect layout. clean, spacious, and a literal stones throw away from the swimming hole. we can’t wait to come back and give ned’s place a proper 3-4 day stay.

Hipcamper Daniel

Great site!

Daniel R.
recommends this listing.
May 11th, 2022

This was a wonderful site, with great hosts! The site is gorgeous, with plenty of space and a good level of privacy. The hosts were there when we needed them, but we're not at all intrusive.

Our only complaint was that one of the days, some of the neighbors decided to practice with their firearms, and it sounded like explosive targets. This wouldn't have been an issue for many, or even for us, if we didn't have gun-shy dogs. Not a problem with the site, just a possibility to be aware of.

It is clear that the hosts care about their sites, and it made for an excellent camping weekend. Thanks!

Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel G.
recommends this listing.
May 10th, 2022

Peaceful campsite on Ned’s private property. He has 3 separate campsites. Creekside woods is just as it sounds. Right on a creek in the woods. It is picturesque. Traveled as a solo female with my dog and felt very safe. Would definitely book again if I was in the area.

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Hipcamper Ashli
Ashli L.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2022

I will definitely be coming back here one day, this site is perfect and the hosts are great!

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Hipcamper Dave
Dave M.
recommends this listing.
April 26th, 2022

Great campsite.

Hipcamper Alex
Alex M.
recommends this listing.
April 13th, 2022

Good time as usual. Thanks y’all

Hipcamper Hayden

Great for hikers

Hayden B.
recommends this listing.
March 27th, 2022

Great campsite, super close to the Appalachian Trail!

Hipcamper Magen
Magen B.
recommends this listing.
March 27th, 2022

The photos of this property do not do it justice, it is beautiful! Ned & his wife were beautiful hosts! They knew I was camping out for my birthday & came down that night with cupcakes, beer & great company! Couldn't ask for more!

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Hipcamper Brandon


Brandon K.
recommends this listing.
March 20th, 2022

Ned is as his last name says, A Savage! Awesome scenery, paired with an awesome host Ned made us feel at home on His land. The creek was gorgeous mixed with some of Ned’s Maple Syrup!
We will be back!


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