Type: Camping – Blacksburg VA

Phone: 540 – 552-4641
Email (If available): 



Steel Bridge Group Camping Area has three unpaved and well shaded camping sites for group and family camping. Campsites are located behind a gate, along a single gravel road that parallels the creek. Historic Paint Bank, Virginia, is a scenic three mile drive from here.

Natural Features:

The campground is set in a narrow valley which is flanked by National Forest land. The road to the camping area is paved. The campground road is gravel.


Steel Bridge Group Camping provides old-fashioned, rustic group and family camping. Visitors enjoy splashing in the cool water of Potts Creek that edges the campground. Potts Creek is a stocked trout stream and has a small swimming hole as well as many rock ledges with ripples and small falls to play in.


There are three color coded campsites — Red, White and Blue. "Red" and "Blue" have a maximum occupancy of 25 people and 10 vehicles per site. Larger groups must reserve more than one site. "White" campsite has a maximum capacity of 10 people and three vehicles. There is no minimum occupancy at any site. All camping must be within the designated campsites. Tents, vehicles, etc., cannot be outside the boundary of your campsites.

The area adjacent to the creek is a day use area only. It is open to ALL permit holders of the three reservable campsites but is not for overnight use. The entrance road is gated. Each group area contains a group fire ring and picnic tables. Two primitive toilets are located in the campground. There is no potable water and no camping hookups.

Nearby Attractions:

Steel Bridge is located five minutes from Paint Bank, VA, and 25 minutes from New Castle, VA.

Directions: Directions: From I-81: Take Exit 141 onto SR 419 north to SR 311. Travel north on SR 311 36 miles to Paint Bank. Take right on SR 18, and then go 3.5 miles to campground on right. All roads are paved until you reach the campground. Driving distance from I-81 is about 40 miles; estimated driving time is 1 hour.


Latitude: 37.6008333333
Longitude: -80.2188888889

Address (If available):
110 Southpark Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060-6648

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