We are a 15 year old social RV camping group from the Virginia Beach-Chesapeake area that tries to go somewhere close each month. As I am from Cape Charles, Ienjoybeing the wagonmaster forthe group here. With gas prices as they are, the bridge tunnel toll doesn't seem so bad. As I stated beforethe staff there makesour stayeasy and enjoyable. The facilities are first rate and adequate for any RV. This was our third outing here and will certainly not be our last. John Grifffith
Our third annual campout atKiptopeke State Park.
Your staff is wonderful and easy to work with. Special thanks to Olivia.Johnny and Raye
More information on Kiptopeke State Park
GENERAL INFO:Kiptopeke Birding Areas– Since 1963, Kiptopeke has been the site of bird population studies. Sponsored by theCoastal Virginia Wildlife Observatoryand 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.
LOCATION:Located on the eastern shore of Virginia, this park offers recreational access to the Chesapeake Bay and the chance to explore a unique coastal habitat featuring a major flyway for migratory birds. Kiptopeke is three miles from the northern terminus of theChesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, which has a substantial each-way toll charge, on Route 13. Turn west on Route 704; the park entrance is within a half mile. The park has an area for swimming Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Drive Time:(Bay Bridge Tunnel Traffic may extend time) Northern Virginia, four hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, 45 minutes; Richmond, two hours; Roanoke, five hours.
Click herefor a Google map. Latitude, 37.169934. Longitude, -75.979292.
Did you know you can rent a Yurt or an RV Trailer at Kiptopeke State Park? Click here for more detailsThere are also family lodges and a campground.
Kiptopeke State Park, 3540 Kiptopeke Drive, Cape Charles, VA 23310; Phone: (757) 331-2267; Email:kiptopeke.