Craig Creek Recreation Area, located in Botetourt County, VA 11 miles east of New Castle, is a great place to take the family on hot summer days to enjoy the outdoors. Families and groups can camp, picnic, fish, wade, and hike. There is also space for camping with horses. The Recreation Area encompasses over 130 acres of pasture and woodland on a peninsula formed by Craig Creek.
Directions from I-81, Exit 141: Take Va 311 north to New Castle. Turn right on VA 615 and go 11 miles to VA 817 and then right in .5 mile at sign for Recreation Area. Driving distance, 31 miles.
Directions from I-81, Exit 150: Take US 220 north past Eagle Rock. At Va 615, turn left and go 16 miles to VA 817 in Oriskany. Turn left onto VA 817 and then right in .5 miles at sign for Recreation Areas. Driving distance, 37 miles.