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First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach

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Wildlife Area Educational Site
First Landing State Park is a recreational area with a cypress swamp, woods, and hiking trails. Enjoy 32 km (20 mi) of trails in the woods, as well as a beach that stretches 2.4 km (1.5 mi) along the Chesapeake Bay. A small entrance fee gets you access for the day. Near the first landing site of the Virginia Company colonists in 1607, the area has played an important role in every era of American history. The park was built by an African-American Civilian Conservation Corps between 1933 and 1940. Take a look at our Virginia Beach trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to First Landing State Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Camped here with 3 young adults in two tents for two nights. It was amazing being so close to the beach. A short walk from our campsite to the boardwalk that crossed the dunes took us to a beautiful b...  more »
  • With my State park pass this park isa great place to visit, picnic, swim. There are forest to hike through, wetlands, beaches, camping sites, picnic areas. There is a fee but if you have the State par...  more »
  • Check out the visitors' centers and take a hike on the many trails through the woods and swamps. Very historic area!  more »
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  • Beautiful, clean, peaceful. Public restrooms, though small. Outside shower/foot rinse area. Camp store. Fee for parking. You do want to get there early on a summer weekend to get reasonable parking. The bay side has a great stretch of beach, you can walk into the water pretty far out before there is a drop off. You can also opt for the inland side which has picnic areas with grills, a wonderful network of walking/running/biking oaths, and cabin camp sites. It's a wonderful National Park.
  • This park is beautiful! Beach on the Chesapeake Bay. Camp store. Bathrooms. Small museum. The best campground around!!! Almost all the sites are wooded with at least partial shade. Bath houses throughout. Across the street are cabins for rent, hiking trailes with amazing scenery!!! Everything in the park is clean and well maintained.
  • I've been in love with this place since the first time we went camping here 15 years ago. You're far enough away from everything to enjoy the piece and quiet but still within close proximity to everything. The best part about this park is being able to simply walk to the beach at any hour, even in the middle of the night just to hang out and enjoy the water. There are campsites meant for trailers and RV's, non-electric, electricity accessible, and even cabins. This place fills up fast so definitely reserve your spot in advance
  • Visited a family member there. The facilities seem nice & clean. Standing water in several areas. Some very nice camp sites. Free to borrow nature back packs & a little history in the visitor center. Store & gift shop on grounds.
  • Camp sites are wonderfully shaded and very peaceful. Easy access to very nice Beach and only 5 miles from The Virginia Beach. A Tolley will take you to Virginia Beach for a buck or so per person. A wonderful piece of nature preserved for us simple people.