Hipcamp host Ned S.
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Secluded camping along Craig Creek. Completely private (no houses or roads in view, though our 1830 log cabin is a short walk through the woods if you should need something) drive-in campsite at the edge of a large meadow, with sweeping views of the valley and our babbling creek just steps from the site (fall asleep to the sound of running water). Includes access

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Secluded camping along Craig Creek. Completely private (no houses or roads in view, though our 1830 log cabin is a short walk through the woods if you should need something) drive-in campsite at the edge of a large meadow, with sweeping views of the valley and our babbling creek just steps from the site (fall asleep to the sound of running water). Includes access to our gorgeous cliffside swimmin' hole and some amenities (fire pit, grill, picnic table, spring water for drinking, waste removal). Remote valley with limited cell service but access to myriad outdoor recreation opportunities, and only ~35 minutes to Roanoke, ~45 minutes to Blacksburg. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
1 bookable site
RV details
Max length 60ft
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 99 people per site
Potable water available
Pump or well, bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, fire ring w/ gril...
No toilet
Dig a cathole
Pets allowed
Off leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Ned a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Tons of killer single-track mtb around the area, including some nice trails on our property. very close to north mountain trail...Read more

Fishing

The site is right on craig creek, with lots of bluegills, etc. and some trout, or we're very close to a lot of really great tro...Read more

Hiking

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

Paddling

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

Climbing

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

Swimming

We're blessed with a beautiful swimming hole, which gets to about 6 feet in depth, maybe a 3 minute walk from the campsite. we ...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Pretty easy access to john's creek, plenty of other creeking options when the water's high.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Savage Acres: Camp on Craig Creek in Virginia.

Mountainous

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 small rapid from your tent! after the rapid, the creek opens up into...Read more

Swimming hole

We have a great big swimmin' hole at the base of a cliff. gets to about 6 ft, depending on level. we can provide floats, tubes,...Read more

Farm

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

Ranch

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

Forest

Places to see near Savage Acres: Camping on Craig

Booker T Washington National Monument
Booker T Washington National Monument
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Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
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Moncove Lake State Park
Moncove Lake State Park
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Fairy Stone State Park
Fairy Stone State Park
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Claytor Lake State Park
Claytor Lake State Park
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Douthat State Park
Douthat State Park
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Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
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New River Trail State Park
New River Trail State Park
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Bluestone State Park
Bluestone State Park
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Watoga State Park
Watoga State Park
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Pipestem Resort State Park
Pipestem Resort State Park
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Bluestone National Scenic River
Bluestone National Scenic River
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Hanging Rock State Park
Hanging Rock State Park
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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
Appomattox Court House National Historic...
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George Washington National Forest
George Washington National Forest
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Camp Creek State Park
Camp Creek State Park
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James River State Park
James River State Park
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Pilot Mountain State Park
Pilot Mountain State Park
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Little Beaver State Park
Little Beaver State Park
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New River Gorge National River
New River Gorge National River
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Babcock State Park
Babcock State Park
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Holliday Lake State Park
Holliday Lake State Park
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Jefferson National Forest
Jefferson National Forest
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Staunton River State Park
Staunton River State Park
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Stone Mountain State Park
Stone Mountain State Park
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Twin Falls State Park
Twin Falls State Park
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Gauley River National Recreation Area
Gauley River National Recreation Area
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Monongahela National Forest
Monongahela National Forest
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Hungry Mother State Park
Hungry Mother State Park
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Occoneechee State Park
Occoneechee State Park
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Twin Lakes State Park Virginia
Twin Lakes State Park Virginia
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Bear Creek Lake State Park
Bear Creek Lake State Park
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New River State Park
New River State Park
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Grayson Highlands State Park
Grayson Highlands State Park
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Eno River State Park
Eno River State Park
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Holly River State Park
Holly River State Park
98 miles way Explore

The vibe at Savage Acres: Camp on Craig Creek

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Hipcamper Lindsay
Lindsay C.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2018

Ned was a wonderful host and I would highly recommend staying at his beautiful property. An unexpected blessing was the lovely river/stream behind his house that is wonderful for a morning swim. Though it was raining the night I stayed I still really enjoyed the property and creek. Ned was very welcoming upon arriving, showed me around the property and also provided perfectly stacked firewood for a fire that night. A very calm and safe place as well and easy to find from the main roads. Thank you!

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah M.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2018

This is a beautiful spot. A lovely private field right next to a creek. You'll arrive to find a fire ring, picnic table, fresh water, and a solar shower (tho we just dipped in the creek to clean off). There is lovely hiking and biking very near (you're about 5 miles from the Appalachian Trail). We would definitely stay here again.

Hipcamper Alex
Alex R.
recommends this listing.
October 2nd, 2018

I would definitely recommend this camping spot! We plan to go back - maybe with friends, as there's clearly space!

Ned was a friendly and gracious host who made us feel very welcome, while also giving us our privacy once we settled at the campsite! Ned provided some basics (as described in the post) that made our stay that much easier, particularly the picnic table and fire pit.

The creek was beautiful to walk along (and take a chilly dip in!), and provided wonderful background noise for falling asleep. As people who primarily "car camp," it was the best of both worlds - a peaceful and private space in a gorgeous setting, and the reassurance that Ned was not far through the woods, should anything unexpected happen (which it didn't!). Lastly, it was wonderful to be able to have our dog off-lease so he could appreciate the outdoors with us!

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew N.
recommends this listing.
October 7th, 2018

Ned's property was a wonderful private holler tucked away in the mountains outside of Roanoke, VA. We stayed for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the seclusion and beauty of the land. Ned also shared a helpful "camper guide" that made finding the location particularly stress free and was an overall incredible host.

Some observations for perspective campers:
- The camping area is simply incredible and offers plenty of shade thanks to the beautiful maple taking up residence in the center
- Firewood is ample if you walk into the treeline and forage for some deadwood, Ned also provides logs for a small fee if that interests you as well
- The field to access the site was fine for us to drive through, however coordinate with Ned and see how much rain they have had recently. It could quickly become a problem for anyone without a 4x4.

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily O.
recommends this listing.
October 29th, 2018

Ned's spot was beautiful! It's a large open field that you have all to yourself, plus lots of wooded areas to wander around and a river to both fish and take a dip. The pictures don't do it justice. Also, Ned was a great host. He was available to answer all of our questions and took the time to show us around despite the fact that it was raining and dark outside. I would definitely go back to this space and probably bring a boatload of friends.

Hipcamper Erica H.
recommends this listing.
October 22nd, 2018
Property
Savage Acres: Camping on Craig
State
Virginia
$20/night
1 Site