Pandapas Pond Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Blue sky and green mountains are reflected in a pond in a pond.

Pandapas Pond is a pastoral, 8 acre pond located just outside the town of Blacksburg. It sits on the Eastern Continental Divide and is surrounded by a forest of hardwoods and rhododendron. Visitors will enjoy strolling the one-mile wheelchair accessible trail that encircles the pond. A wooden boardwalk separates the pond from a small wetland area that is abundant with dragonflies, turtles, songbirds, and waterfowl. Horses and bicycles are not permitted on the trail around the pond; however they may use the 17-mile Poverty Creek Trail system that can be accessed from the upper parking lot.

Thumbnail of Poverty Creek Trail System Map 

Poverty Creek Trail System Map


At a Glance

Operational Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Fees No Fee. Donations accepted.
Restrictions: Dogs must be leashed.
Map delineates the boundary of the no hunting zone which surrounds the Pandapas pond day use area Hunting is not permitted in the area around Pandapas pond. 
Closest Towns: Blacksburg, VA
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilet
Operated By: Eastern Divide Ranger District: 540-552-4641

General Information

Directions: From Blacksburg, VA: Follow US 460 West for 3 miles. Turn left across from SR 621 (Craig Creek Road) into Pandapas Pond Day Use Area. Horse and bike parking is located near the entrance. Continue to the lower parking area to access Pandapas Pond for hiking and fishing.

Recreation Map

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