Caesars Head State Park

Caesars Head State Park

Overview

Area name

Caesars Head State Park

Area Location

Drive north on US276 from Mountain Lake Colony, turn left into the visitors center parking lot.

Area Map

Access

Admission: $2 for adults.

Hours of Operation: open daily from 9:00 – 6:00 in winter, from 9:00 – 9:00 in summer .

Facilities

Background

Part of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness, Caesars Head State Park’s easy access peak can be reached by car. A stop at the visitor center will yield you excellent trail maps and a host of other useful information. If you prefer your birding mixed with hiking, hit the Raven Cliff Falls Trail. The best birding here is April through October. Head north on US276 for 2.2 miles to the parking lot on your right. The trailhead is across the road and is an easy hike with great scenery.

Other areas to check out near here are Jones Gap and Table Rock State Park.

Key Birds

Resident

Peregrine Falcon, Ruffed Grouse, American Woodcock, Common Raven, White-breasted Nuthatch, Dark-eyed Junco.

Summer

Broad-winged Hawk, Eastern Phoebe, Acadian Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Tree Swallow Wood Thrush, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, American Redstart, Overbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Scarlet Tanager.

Winter

Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Purple Finch, Pine Siskin.