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Kiptopeke State Park

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Address: 3540 Kiptopeke Drive, Cape Charles, VA 23310
Phone Number: +1 757-331-2267
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One of the best spots for bird-watching.

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Thanksgiving Camping

We were fortunate to camp here during off season. We had a reservation but were able to pick any site we wanted. All sites are back in and I can imagine during the high season... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
aurunner98
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Brevard, North Carolina
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Brevard, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were fortunate to camp here during off season. We had a reservation but were able to pick any site we wanted. All sites are back in and I can imagine during the high season it can be very crowded but for us, during the third week of November, it was perfect. The hiking trails and the beaches in the... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Kiptopeke State Park, responded to this review

I'm glad that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving camping at Kiptopeke State Park. Thank you for taking time to share your experience for future visitors. I hope you will be able to come back again soon. More 

Owosso
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were weathered out of our annual fall camping trip to SC. Hurricane Matthew closed the state park we normally go to so we lost our reservations of nearly a year and had to scramble for an alternative. Kiptopeke SP was a great find. This state park is right on the interior of eastern shore VA at the mouth of... More 

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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My best friend & I decided, on a whim, to visit Kiptopeke State Park & camp for the night. We were not let down. We arrived, pitched the tent, and wondered down to the beach just in time to catch a beautiful sunset over the Chesapeake Bay. The campsite is less than a quarter mile from the beach access, but... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Kiptopeke State Park, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed tour impromptu visit to Kiptopeke State Park. Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough and appealing review. You certainly captured all of the great things about the park. I hope you can come back and visit again soon. More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I visited briefly in late October, but the park was still beautiful. The water along the park shoreline was full of pelicans feeding voraciously. Located on the east coast flyway, Kiptopeke is a good place to observe the fall hawk migration, although the peak was past when I visited. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel is visible in the distance, and bizarre... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Kiptopeke State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kiptopeke State Park and your review will be helpful for potential visitors. I hope you will be able to visit again soon. More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

When we were recently there, it was $5 admission per car. Ample parking. Nice place to walk - either trails or beach. The trails had good signage. There is also a convenient public restroom and a small shop to get beverages, snacks, etc.

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Kiptopeke State Park, responded to this review

I am so happy you enjoyed your visit to Kiptopeke State Park. Thank you for taking the time to write a review so potential visitors know what to expect. I hope we will see you at the park again soon. More 

Virginia Beach
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took our first "solo" camping trip to Kiptopeke, and we loved every minute of it. Staff (except for one cranky lady at the guard station) was incredible - kind, friendly, and extremely helpful. We tent camp, and their sites are perfect. They are first-come, first-served, so try to arrive right at check-in, or better yet, treat... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Trails by the seashore, woods, and fields. And a fishing pier to get you out on the water. Not overly large, but lots packed into a smaller area. Camping also available (which we did not explore on this visit). A must-see if staying in or around Cape Charles.

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Severn, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Detoured on our way to Va Beach -- this was a real find. Had I known it was going to be so wonderful - I would have planned the trip to visit this area much sooner. Hiking, beach, fishing pier and wildlife abounds. Wonderful park!

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Williamsburg VA USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We spent a wonderful weekend camping at Kiptopeke which is located on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay at the tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore. The best word to describe this state park is "Diversity". From the concrete ships that protect the shoreline to the variety of native plants and animals, this is a must see destination. Their website and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been here in years and wanted to see if tropical storm Hermine left it intact, or a mess. It was always a fun place to camp, with the camping loops just 50 yards from stairs leading down through the sand dunes to the beach. The lines of sunken WWI Era ships off shore are both cool and visually interesting,... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Kiptopeke State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your great review and pictures from Kiptopeke State Park. More 

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