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Kiptopeke State Park

Cape Charles, Virginia


3540 Kiptopeke Dr
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 147
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 37.16962
Longitude: -75.98093

Elevation: 37' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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43 Reviews

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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

The park was well maintained, the facilities clean and the staff friendly. The rate included a charge of $10.50 ($5.25 each) for our two dogs which I think is quite high. While some parks prohibit pets, we have never been charged extra before. Having full hookups and cable TV is unusual in a state park. Based on what we were told by the staff and other visitors, the camping fee no longer includes access to the boat ramp or fishing pier which have a separate fee. We camped at Kiptopeke State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 105
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in this park one night as a stopover along the way north. The park was neat but, in my opinion, overpriced for what it is. We were charged an additional $5.00 for our dog but because of burrs in the grass all around our RV site, I had to carry our 90# dog to another area to do her business. The grass was mowed and I would have never realized the problem until I stepped out in my bare feet. Big mistake. The rest of the park's amenities may be worth the expense, but as a place to park a coach for the night, I would go elsewhere. We camped at Kiptopeke State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We spent Mother's Day weekend here and had a wonderful time. The sites are level and were well shaded. Each site had a picnic table and fire pit. There are several paths to the private beach which are very convenient. The bathrooms were very clean with great water pressure. All the shower stalls had multiple hooks for towels and clothes. Wildlife was abundant and we even saw several deer. The "concrete ships" were an interesting site in the bay. Ask the park rangers for their history. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at Kiptopeke State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

As one of the previous reviewers said, the main part of the campground is just a field. The campsites that back up to the main road have more privacy. Our campsite was fairly level. We really enjoyed the trails and the pier. We saw lots of wildlife, including a baby fox. The park is on a major bird migration path - we can't wait to go back when the birds are passing through. Camp hosts and park rangers were very friendly. We camped at Kiptopeke State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

If you are in to boating/fishing and beach swimming this is the place for you. If you are not you are probably not going to like this park much as there is little to do other than that...We loved the beach, it was clean and the low water was great for cooling off and for folks with small children. I was not particularly fond of the sites, best way to explain it, is one big field with full hook ups, the sites are only marked off by posts and the sites are all grass. The sites are wide enough but you still lose any sense of privacy as everyone is out in the same area. The 2 weekends we were there the park was completely packed full. The roads were dusty, needed work, but were okay as long as people didnt drive fast up the roads. This one boggles me...The security is very tight, however the 2 weekends we were there, there was a lady wandering the campground asking for money, she carried luggage with her and the park security never seemed to ask her to leave which I found very odd. However they will let you know if your vehicle limit is exceeded although there were boats, jetskis and tents everywhere.. All in all we liked the park, and would return if in the area...However;I think they have a few things they could improve on, but what park doesnt? Some have said this is Virginia's nicest park...I think that is a stretch, but everyone has their opinion. We camped at Kiptopeke State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Our visit was Labor Day weekend. We love, love, love this park! We discovered it by accident a few years ago, when our reservations at Cherrystone were canceled due to a hurricane. We have never been back to Cherrystone since. True, Kiptopeke doesn't have pools or game rooms or a cafe, but the kids in our group, ranging in age from 4-14, have never seemed to care. The bay here is so much better and the kids will swim for hours. We always ride bikes on the trails and create scavenger hunts. The sites are huge, and this is one of the few state parks with on-site sewer. You won't be disappointed! We camped at Kiptopeke State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 443
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 102

Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

Kiptopeke State Park, Cape Charles, Virginia -123 sites- $31 with electricity and water and cable April 21 I had heard good things about this state park just before you go over the Bay Bridge in Virginia to Norfolk. The rangers were very nice at check in and we arrived on a semi rainy day during the week so had no problems getting a site during the Spring. The bathrooms were big and clean but the showers have no place to hangup your towels or clothes or changing area. There is a number of walks to take and a beautiful beach with soft sand. A fishing pier that overlooks the bay with shipwrecks lined up and the bay bridge in the distance. This is a migratory bird flyway stopover for a number of birds on their way south or north. In the fall there are thousands of birds who land here of all types including butterfly's. There are over four miles of trails or hiking, bird watching and biking. We enjoyed our stopover here but would really like to return in the fall for the bird migration. I was told you need reservations for that time period and it is a good idea to have them for the summer and weekends. We camped at Kiptopeke State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Nice level sites. Staff very helpful. We camped at Kiptopeke State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful state park right on the Chesapeake Bay. However there are no water view or water front sites. The campground is just a short walk through a wooded area and across the dunes to a very nice beach. There are 3 boardwalks with stairs down to the beach with one being accessible for those with disabilities. This has to be one of the top state parks we have ever stayed in, with full hookup sites, trailers and cabins for rent. It has a large fishing pier, boat launch ramp, and miles of trails. They have a large bird banding program located there, we didn't have time to see it, which we were told is very interesting. They also have interpretive programs available. The main campground area is a big open area with sites in the open and some in the trees at one end and along one side. Those in the open can get a view to the south for satellite. They even have a laundry room with two washers and dryers. The beach is a wide white sand beach with great swimming but no surf since it is on the bay. There is a large breakwater several hundred yards off shore made up of old ships. The sunset over the bay was spectacular with the Bay Bridge Tunnel in the distance. We will definitely stay at this park again when in the area. We camped at Kiptopeke State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

We enjoyed our stay at Kiptopeake State park. It is great for young children. The beach was not crowded at all and the water was swallow with no large waves. The sites were very level and a good size. It has a nice play gound. Our only complaint were the bathrooms were very dirty. We camped at Kiptopeke State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

We enjoyed our visit to Kiptopeake state park on the eastern shore of VA. The beach is very nice and not crowded at all. The sites are a little close together, but I've seen closer. The full hookups were nice as well as the cable TV. This is the only state park in VA with cable tv and sewer hookups. We will return here for sure. We camped at Kiptopeke State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2005 - $80.00
Overall Rating:

I am always looking for places to take young children and Kiptopeke was great. The waves were small and we did not see any jellyfish though it was the first week of August. We rented one of their onsite RV's. It was a 1999, 29 ft. Prowler with bunk beds, bathroom with shower. The only thing you need to bring is towels and sheets. The RV was very clean and a ranger showed us how to use everything. Typically the RV's are rented only on a weekly basis, but if you call 30 days out of when you want to visit and there is no reservation then you can rent it on a nightly basis for $80.00. Quite a few of the sites did not have shade, so make sure you ask. Saturday night my husband took a shower at the bathhouse and said it was very dirty and stunk. Sunday night it had just been cleaned. Minimal mosquitos. We camped at Kiptopeke State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2005 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

The park was nice, especially the beach. Since the water was fairly shallow it makes it really kid friendly. We arrived after the park office had closed and we were at a loss of what to do. The map did not indicate which areas were full hookups and which were not. And we did not know that it was a free-for-all/honor system when it came to what site you choose. Overall it was a quite campsite with limited shade. The hiking trails were somewhat lacking. We camped at Kiptopeke State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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