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Kiptopeke State Park

 
3540 Kiptopeke Drive Cape Charles, VA 23310
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Since 1963, Kiptopeke has been the site of bird population studies. Sponsored by the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory and licensed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, volunteers capture, examine, weigh, band and release resident and migratory birds each year from mid-August through November. In the raptor research area, hawks, kestrels, osprey and other birds of prey are observed and banded from September through November. Kiptopeke’s hawk observatory is among the top 15 nationwide.

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May 29, 2012, 5:04 p.m. - Julia Pili permalink
I didn't really enjoy staying at this park mostly because the lots are small and very open and there arent' any trees on the lots. There isn't much to do except bike and fish. We went biking outside the park and looked at houses and that was probably the only fun I had at this park. The beach is very dirty and there is seaweed and dead crabs everywhere. It's also a long drive across the ocean and not worth the money. I don't recommend this park.
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May 29, 2012, 4:30 p.m. - Eliza Pili permalink
This place has so many crabs so if you like crab fishing, this is the place for you! Walking on the beach here is nice and biking too. The lots could be better though.
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May 28, 2012, 7:55 p.m. - Lena Pili permalink
The beach is nice and secluded and it's good for fishing, but it doesn't have the best lots. Overall, it's an alright park, but I don't think we'll be going there again.
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April 14, 2012, 6:49 p.m. - Madeline Vann permalink
This park is as described - a back-to-basics kind of experience. Still, the beach is BEAUTIFUL and almost no one is there, so it's like having your own private stretch of paradise. Sand is very white and soft. Lots of boardwalks, all in good shape. Pier is generous and lots of space for fishing. Also lots of room to pull boats and put them in if that's what you want to do. Showers etc by the beach seem fine too.
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March 21, 2012, 6:16 p.m. - paul brei permalink
love this park!! right on the bay, great sunsets and family friendly
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Aug. 13, 2011, 6:19 p.m. - Peggy O'Ne permalink
Very nice park! Clean, well-kept, good facilities, campground is nice, esp if you can get a site in the shade! Group sites and tent sites are beautiful! Almost makes me want to go back to tent camping....almost! Today we discovered the huge network of trails and rode our bikes for miles through birding areas. New lodge buildings look very appealing. We will be back here many times!
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July 13, 2011, 8:26 a.m. - Grace Sawy permalink
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Virginia State Parks are the anchor for many of the birding trails of Virginia. Our diverse environment gives birders the opportunity to spot a vast variety of species each year, with one of the highlights being the Birding Festival held at Kiptopeke State Park each October. Grab your binoculars and join in the fun!
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Drew R.
May 17, 2016
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This is one of those state parks that we like to visit when we over on the eastern shore. I can't comment on the camping conditions as others have, but I...
Lauren B.
July 9, 2014
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I love day treks to new state parks in Virginia and this gem of the Eastern Shore is no exception. For $6 fee to get into the park, there are more than...
Jaime O.
June 16, 2014
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Enjoyed this park. Camped in a site with hookups for tent. Nice trails. Bugs and ticks, so bring spray for bugs. We only had some problems with campers...
 
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The most delicious getaway to satiate my longing for Narnia. Best sunset I have ever seen. Cool private beach. Friendly staff and comfy camping grounds.
 
Tony Burrill
Tony Burrill
amazing natural beach with no hotels or anything on it, worth the drive and tolls
 
Zachary Hunter
Zachary Hunter
I highly suggest visiting Bay View Overlook off of Songbird Trail
 
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Best beach in Virginia...Period.
 
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Randy Jones
Great beach, pet friendly!
 
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Everything.
 
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Love sign - camping - beach - paid parking - swimming - hiking and biking trails - RV hookup - family friendly
 
 
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