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Very quiet getaway for Hampton roads
Wether you are on the Chesapeake bay side
Or on the broad bay side
Which gives a sort of nostalgic cove feeling to it
It’s the go to Weekend getaway
Campsites Cabins Trails Beaches With people living around the broad Bay Area And people coming in through the front gates themselves There’s a very strong feeling of community within this place Enough people to multiply the fun But not beyond a point that feels crowded And all this is just within its limits ! Right outside this parks limits are the cities amenities and pleasures to be enjoyed via a very short commute (about 10 min or less) *Incase someone forgets the s’mores :) *
We were in site 156 which was right near a boardwalk and a bathhouse. I went right after Virginia State Parks opened up again after the lockdown. It was on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. We arrived around 4:30 ish but the office was closed. We were told to go to the kiosk for late self-checkin. Everything was organized and ready.
Our site was good but be warned if you go to the southern side of the park near the beach that you will be very close to a US military base called Fort Story. You may hear occasional machine guns and artillery. You will also hear reveille in the morning. It was not terribly bad.
As we went there when not many people were venturing out, I personally found that this campground was quite private and it was simple to social distance. I saw 2 nearby campers but did not see a soul at their campsite or on the beach, albeit I was only there for 1 day and there was rain that evening.
I’d like to go back to this campground but further on the beach to the north. The sites and beach were clean. The park personnel were polite and not annoying.
Perhaps next summer for a longer visit.
My family had a blast! There is a TON of stuff for the kids. The game room, snack bar, store made life easy. The pool and water activities were PERFECT!
This is a good spot of you are looking to get away for a week or two & just not have to worry about the kids.
We brought bikes & they just took off had a blast!!!
Nice spot to get away for a few nights. Everyone was super chill & helpful.
If you dont have tons of gear & are just looking to get away, this is a solid choice.
Sometimes you just meed to get under the open sky for a bit. This location is great for that.
There are so many options available here. Shuttle run to assist with transportation (great if you are in a motorhome) and there are lots of activities.
Its super clean & the staff is amazing!
Rent bikes, go to the beach, ride the zip line… There is always something to do.
It is super accessible, has a great beach, snack shop/store and facilities. We live IN Virginia Beach but still crash here every so often just to get outside for the night. Its a great spot for a family w/ kids. They can ride their bikes around safely.
GREAT spot to bring a boat/kayaks etc…
Virginia has some wonderful state parks and this is one of my favorites. Its got a nice beach, boat launch and a couple miles of hiking trails. The lovely town of Cape Charles with an even better public beach and restaurants is close by. I use the park as a base for exploring the barrier island on the ocean side by kayak.