Kiptopeke State Park

State Park

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3540 Kiptopeke Dr.
Cape Charles, VA 23310
Official Website

GPS: 37.174, -75.975

Last Price Paid: $40
Number of Sites: 138
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 26 ft
Tent Camping: Yes
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Tin Can Annie
Roanoke, VA
20 Airstream Flying Cloud
2011 Ford Expedition
23 reviews
Nightly rate: $40
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: B6
“Get Cozy with Your Neighbors in the RV Section”

Reviewed Jul 12, 2016

Overall Rating

The RV section is crowded and half the sites have little to no shade. Thank goodness for airconditioning in the camper, because it was dripping sweat hot and humid, and we showered a lot. By Virginia state park standards, the RV section of Kiptopeke is below average, but I hear the tent sites are shaded and very nice. The bath houses were not spotless. But, we had full hookups!! Pretty awesome for a state park. It was so hot that we didn't even want to cook, but luckily there are plenty of wonderful waterfront towns on the Eastern Shore for eating out. We even got to see the premiere of the 2016 Virginia Experiemental Film festival for free at Cape Charles. The park has some nice trails, picnic and playground area, beautiful lodges to rent, and a large boat ramp, fishing pier, and small beach on the Chesapeake Bay. Also some odd historic concrete war ships that were once used as a sea break for a ferry, but are now a place for fish and birds and a destination for kayakers. We kayaked the wild barrier islands. To me, this campground is just for an inexpensive place to sleep at night in an amazing area, but the park itself is just ok.The Eastern Shore of Virginia is still very uncommercial and charming, but keep in mind that all ocean beaches are boat access only. Only bay beaches are easily accessible. If you are a coastal kayaker, this area is your Disneyland. I also hear it is fantastic for fishing and crabbing. If you are looking for big white beaches and beach towns, go to First Landing State Park near Virginia Beach or NC ocean campgrounds instead. Plenty of cell service, but data was pretty slow. Reservations a must in the summer.

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  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • cabins
  • dump station
  • group sites
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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