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Kiptopeke State Park’s lands were first recorded by Captain John Smith in 1608 and have become a major recreational site along the Chesapeake Bay, located on the eastern shore of Virginia. The 562-acre park serves as a migratory coastal bird habitat and showcases more than five miles of hiking and hiking trails, along with seasonal swimming at two unguarded beach areas between Memorial Day and Labor Day. In addition, the park’s south beach area offers opportunities for fishing, boating, and crabbing, with launch and parking spots available for up to 70 boat trailers. A lighted fishing pier is open between April and December, and overnight accommodations are provided at a number of cabins, lodges, yurts, bunkhouses, and conventional RV and tent hookup campsites. Other attractions include a children’s playground, a beach bathhouse, and day-use picnic areas.
3540 Kiptopeke Dr., Cape Charles, VA 23310, Phone: 757-331-2267
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