We are gearing up for the outdoor season at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach! Located at the mouth of a Chesapeake Bay, the park has 20 rustic cabins, 222 campsites with water and electric hook-ups, and 20 miles of beautiful Virginia hiking trails. It is the perfect spot for a State Park vacation during Spring Break.Vacation cabin rentals areavailable year-round and the campground opens March 1st.
Throughout the Spring and Summer, you’ll see new trail signage and new educational/interpretive signage throughout the park. These signs are designed to enhance visitor experience and provide information about the natural, cultural, and historic resources located throughout the park.
In mid-Summer, we plan to give our replica Chesapeake Indian Village a well-deserved facelift. Battered by winter storms, the longhouses appear in a state of disarray, much as they would have to the Chesapeake Indians who used them for shelter during the spring/summer hunting and gathering seasons. Volunteers are needed to assist with this project.
In late Summer, we will complete the new “Live Oak Trail” that will connect the Chesapeake Bay Center with the picnic area and the Cape Henry Trail. Funded by the federal Recreational Trails Program, this new trail is designed to provide safer hike/bike access between the north and south sides of the park.
Located on the Virginia Bird Watching Trail, the springtime maritime forest at FirstLanding State Park,cloaked in alight green mist of early leafing trees, is the perfect spot to see heron, egret, woodpeckers, and songbirds. The sandy beach area, located on the Chesapeake Bay, is perfect for saltwater fishing in Virginia, sun bathing, and beachcombing. With the warm, salty breeze coming off the Chesapeake Bay and dolphins frolicking in the surf, camping is a great way to welcome the Spring.
Embrace the Children in Nature movement by making it a Virginia State Parks Spring Break! The State Parks in Virginia are family-friendly, pet-friendly, and pocketbook-friendly!