I first stumbled into False Cape by accident while hiking down from Back Bay Wildlife reserve north of the park. I was VERY happy to see a gift shop off the trail, where I grabbed an ice cream sandwich before heading back to the beach. The park has some great hiking trails, that have some wonderful views. Watch out for the bikes! I did help a guy repair a busted inter-tube that day.
As far as the camping goes, the sites are on the beach, so plan for sand and wind. Beautiful views though! The park is RIGHT on the NC/VA state line.
One of my all time favorite places in Ky to camp. The scenery is always relaxing, and the campgrounds are always welcoming. The park has a lot to do, not just the caves. There's tons of waterfalls off the trails, and other things to see. The caves are great to explore as well. Grab a ranger-guided tour and learn something! Great for the kids! (don't touch the bat poo :P)
We usually visit this park year round. In the summer, the pool is the best in the area. The beach makes great fishing, and there's a nice playground for the little ones. The fort itself is a great learning experience for kids and adults!
RV park had plenty of room, and is well taken care of as well.
I used to take my dog fishing with me. The waterside views are incredibly, and the fishing was fun. It's just down the road from va beach, but waaay less crowded.
If you haven't visited the Smokies, then do yourself a favor and book a trip. The mountains are gorgeous, and the temperature is usually JUUUUST right in the fall.
If you go before Thanksgiving, the traffic in the area isn't too bad.
Blue licks features a great lodge, restaurant and cabins. Our family used to visit the restaurant a few times a month for its down home cooking on the buffet. Camp grounds are clean and well spaced out, and there's great fishing spots.
We still fish there on a regular basis.
Grew up visiting this park and still love it. The view from the bridge is gorgeous, and the short hike up the bridge is a great time for the whole family. As far as the campgrounds, they are well kept and have plenty to do nearby.
Sand in your pants and tent, but worth it! Ferry out, and hike down the a mile or so, and sleep on the beach. A truly unique experience!
Here some pictures from earlier this year. My fiance loves it there!
I've been here a few times solo, and hiked my gear to the primitive sites. Its a great place for a weekend getaway. Pack out a tent and a daypack, setup, then explore the great trails in the area. You will need to bring a filter for water if you dont want to pack out a gallon or two. No big.
I love this place. The view of Goose Creek is awesome to wake up to, and the grounds are always well kept. The staff is wonderful, and willing to help. I've been there about 30 times now, and couldn't think of a better place to park and camp!