Hipcamp host Ned S.
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Tucked away at the base of a huge meadow, under an ancient walnut tree, pitch your tent on the edge of a mature hardwood forest floodplain, with sweeping views of the valley, and enjoy the sounds of Craig's Creek flowing just behind you. Remote valley with limited cell service but access to myriad outdoor recreation opportunities, and only ~35 minutes to Roanoke, ~45 minutes

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Tucked away at the base of a huge meadow, under an ancient walnut tree, pitch your tent on the edge of a mature hardwood forest floodplain, with sweeping views of the valley, and enjoy the sounds of Craig's Creek flowing just behind you. 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
1 site
Up to 55 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
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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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, trad, and bouldering 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
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Savage Acres: Walnut Bottom in Virginia.

Cave

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

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 flowing water from your tent! The creek opens up into a gorgeous swi...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

Forest
Wetlands

The vibe at Savage Acres: Walnut Bottom

Places to see near Savage Acres: Camping on Craig

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Hipcamper walter

Ideal

Walter M.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2020

Everything was good

Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica N.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2020

A great shady campsite. We had a fantastic time and can’t wait to go back!

Hipcamper Laura
Laura T.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2020

Great shaded spot for a weekend getaway! Ned was friendly and helpful. Will come again!

Hipcamper Austin
Austin E.
recommends this listing.
June 16th, 2020

Great location on Craigs Creek!

Hipcamper Will
Will S.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2020

We had a great time a Savage Acres. The site was large and was private. Plenty of trails and very relaxing. Would stay again! The rain all week before didn't effect the site all that much, and we where still able to get out travel trailer to the site. Great time we will be back.

Hipcamper Rachel

Great location for hikers

Rachel H.
recommends this listing.
June 29th, 2020

Super friendly and helpful hosts with a beautiful property. The site is nestled back in some trees and a creek running on the other side backing up to a national forest. You have plenty of privacy and uninterrupted views, little to no noise or light pollution. The sites have picnic tables and the hosts can provide trash/recycling receptacles and water if needed.

Savage Acres: Walnut Bottom
Hipcamper Erin

Walnut bottom bliss

Erin H.
recommends this listing.
June 29th, 2020

Tucked in the corner of Ned's field, is a secluded spot beneath the Walnut tree. A short trail walk away, and you're dipping your toes in the crystal clear waters of Craig Creek. The evening display of fireflies was spectacular and the bonus of witnessing fireworks, summertime in Craig County is worth the trip. There is plenty of nearby hiking, we choose Dragon's Tooth, passing it on our way out of town. With well provided directions and an overview of activities to do in the area, we had a great visit!

 summertime showA little cave in the rock wallsCraig Creek dipping nice tree shade, setting up camp
Hipcamper Kelsea
Kelsea M.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2020

This was our first hipcamp and the bar has been set high. We will definitely be back! Property is beautiful & the hosts were lovely. Ned's place is nearby several great hiking options. Our favorite part was the truly magical swimming hole where we also caught a few trout. The camping spot was shady and we appreciated the fire pit and picnic table.

Hipcamper Eli

Near perfect site

Eli H.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2020

Everything about the site was near perfect. The views, the stream, the fire pit, and there was even a table. There was another group camped out across the field, but you could barely hear them. I would definitely stay again.

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Awards

Best of 2018 Virginia
8th place
Property
Savage Acres: Camping on Craig
State
Virginia
Country
United States
$30/night
1 Site

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