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Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $18.00
We stayed early in 2014. It's a great place, a well kept park, and has a nice touch of wilderness to it. The biggest draw back is lack of sewer connections so bring a portable tank or simply use the bath houses. There's much to do. You can hike, bike, dine out, and see various attractions within a short distance. I would stay there again but it's hard to get reservations. It fills up fast. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Travel Trailer.
There are plenty of shops and restaurants. Virginia Beach is close by and the State Park itself has plenty of room for biking and hiking. The beach is right there so when you want to swim or sun bathe, you won't have far to go.
Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $35.00
We enjoyed our time at this campground. From our campsite, we could hear and see the ocean. This campground has narrow roads, which are not big rig friendly. Use caution. Campground within 1 mile of gas stations, restaurants, freeway and grocery stores. Verizon phones were able to maintain a 4g signal. DirecTV (free standing satellite) had no issue. We utilized this campground to visit Virginia Beach, which was within a 30min drive and Nauticus and Wisconsin Battleship museum. We also took the Chesapeake Bridge, which has a small restaurant midway. We (including our furry friends) did not enjoy the pot stickers covering the grounds throughout the park. Our dogs were constantly crying for help, and walking barefoot isn't an option. Please use caution before stepping into your RV, as these pot stickers can find their way inside, and they do hurt on bare feet. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $33.00
Great park, with friendly staff, a great store and helpful camp hosts (at least when I was there). In fact, my hosts actually loaned me some leveling blocks out of the kindness of their hearts. They didn't have to do that, they just did. I stayed in lot H (I think -- the one furthest west at one end) which as far as I am concerned is the best lot to be in. It's quiet and there are some really great waterfront sites. Now, when I say waterfront, I mean what every other place in this part of the country means by that -- behind the dunes, but with an easy walk to the beach (which is very nice and clean) and I could hear the waves from my windows every night which I loved. Very pet friendly, with doggy cleanup bags available. If there is one negative about this park, it's the sand spurs. Obviously, this is an issue with ANY park with this kind of locale, but they're everywhere, so come prepared without open ankles and come with some mats or tarps to put around your site to try to keep them out of your camper. Also, if you get a site along the southern edge of the park, you're going to have some road noise because it's very close to Shore Drive there. Those two things aside, I made three other reservations for this park (especially now that they allow site specific reservations in some areas of the park!!) if that gives you an idea of my overall impression. LOVE THIS PLACE. Many OTA channels available, many good sat TV sites, water (pressure very strong, use a regulator) and power both great. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $35.00
Park is peaceful and tucked to the side of Rt.60 Shore Drive. 50 Amp Service and great water pressure. Will be back for sure!! We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $37.00
We were a little apprehensive when we arrived at this campground as reservations are not site specific and they give you a colour-coded tag and ask you to go find your own site that corresponds to the colour. Turns out it was fine. We found a very nice site in the G loop that was very close to the beach. Be advised that sites are on the small side and the maneuvering is tight so big rigs might have a tough time. We were on the beach almost every day and walking on it every night. The campground AND beach are very dog-friendly. On the beach, if you're looking for waves, you won't find many. It's more like a very warm, salt-water lake. Views of dolphins, cargo ships, Navy vessels and helicopters were great fun! Privacy between sites is great. Our only complaint was the Wi-Fi. They have an Internet cafe area, but for eight days we couldn't connect with two phones or a laptop. The staff said that that the Wi-Fi was erratic and that some people were able to connect, but we never talked to anyone for which is was working. Normally, we wouldn't care much, but we were trying to sell our house while we were away. Luckily, MacDonalds is five minutes away with free Wi-Fi. We would camp there again in a heartbeat! We camped at First Landing State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $35.00
Really enjoyed our stay in this park. Sites were well spaced. Some paved, some gravel, some sand. Bathrooms were older but clean. Had a little trouble with WiFi at lounge but cell data worked just fine. Enjoyed biking and hiking in this park. Lots of trails just across the street in the main section of park. Regular patrols by park police, was a little cold and windy this trip so not sure what bugs will be like when warmer. Will definitely return. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $32.00
We really enjoyed First Landing State Park. The campsites are nestled into ancient sand dunes among gnarled live oak trees. They are sufficiently separated from each other that you have some sense of privacy. There are beach access points in each of the loops with boardwalks across the dune ridges to a wide sloping beach. The beach is along the Chesapeake Bay so the water is shallow, without the surf you will find around the corner on Virginia Beach. In the distance you see ocean going cargo and Navy ships entering the Bay. The Trails part of the Park has quite a few well marked trails. The Bald Cypress Trail goes through a cypress swamp with Spanish Moss hanging from the trees. Quite unusual for Virginia. There is a wonderful Visitors Center in the Trails area. The Park also offers cute 2 bedroom cabins for rent in a pine forested area. Like the campsites, they are thoughtfully situated for privacy. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $27.00
Overall, we can't complain about this park. I think we aren't fans of camping at the beach. The park layout was nice, though. Multiple access points from the campground to the beach. Clean bathrooms/shower houses. Convenient concession stand. Fun interpretive events/activities for the kids. Friendly and helpful staff. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $32.00
The state park itself is absolutely beautiful and has wonderful trails and visitor sites describing both the flora/fauna and the history of the area. We found the campground lacking. While the campground is quite pretty and sites are well separated by shrubbery, the roads are narrow and rutted and are overgrown by shrubbery in many places. We were hit by trees on our roof FIVE times between campsites C1 and C7. Leveling is also an issue, very few of the sites are level - some are as much as a foot out of level from front to back. The state park has WiFi, but you need to be within a few feet of the store for it to work. We were pleased to see that there were laundry facilities - that is until we saw them. The laundry room was really dirty, expensive ($2 for a wash and $2 for a dry) and full of old light fixtures and a pane of glass just sitting on the floor. We complained to park management and absolutely nothing was done during the week we were there. We also complained about the overgrown shrubbery and the same nothing was done. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $35.00
We stayed two nights. The campground is barely accessible to big rigs. The corners are very tight if you are towing. There were no pull-thru sites for our class A motorhome and the back-ins are small. No place to un-hook except the driveway. Beautiful views from the beach of the anchored cargo ships. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $35.00
Location and site selection excellent. Nature programs outstanding and professional. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $38.00
We have been coming to this park for a number of years and always enjoy our trip. On-line reservations were easy and check-in went well. We camped in Loop G and had no issues getting into our site. The men shower in Loop G was not cleaned and the rubber shower mat had not been cleaned under in ages. The shower head was broken and not usable. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $30.00
Very nice campground near the Chesapeake Bay. If coming in a motorhome, recommend asking the ranger to be able to look at all three campground areas (D, G, and H) before committing to an area. This way, you are more likely to get a good level site. Saw many 30' and 50' sites occupied by pop-ups, tents, or vehicles; the park does not require that you have the appropriate RV for the large sites. Area good for biking and the beach is close by and very nice. Definitely will return next year. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $85.00
Best site I have ever been to. It is very clean, great staff, and great campsites. I had an awesome pull in site and very close to the beach. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $30.00
The location gets a 10. We parked in loop G and were just a short walk to the beach. For a couple of Canadians, being able to walk in the sun on the beach in November was glorious. Our site was comfortable for our 30 foot rig, basically sand but plenty firm. The picnic table and fire ring available were in good condition. While there were sites that would handle much larger rigs, the access to them could be prohibitive because of the width of the roads, some tree issues overhead and to the sides of the road. Electric and water were fine, showers were clean and though we didn't need them, having sinks outside to wash dishes was a nice touch. The reservation system and some of the personnel need a bit of work. We reserved on the phone, but the lady couldn't tell us what time the on site office closed. She also couldn't assign a site. We got here at about 7pm due to extensive traffic and there was nothing and nobody available to tell us where to park. However, there were maps available. Because of the tight appearance of the roads, we walked through a couple of loops until we found a site that would accept our rig and we hooked up and parked. The next day we went to the entry station, which was again unmanned, so we went into town for a few hours. We got back and went to the welcome center, and were directed finally to the park office where a fairly surly young man made the assumption that we were trying to get a freebie. I told him that we had already paid via credit card over the phone and after he confirmed it he admonished me for not coming to the office sooner and that not registering gave the rangers a lot of extra work (!!!) I won't judge the park based on one individual though, and although it would have been been nice to have had an assigned space when we made and paid for our reservation, the stay itself was very pleasant and we would return. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
There are plenty of shops and restaurants. Virginia Beach is close by and the State Park itself has plenty of room for biking and hiking. The beach is right there so when you want to swim or sun bathe, you won't have far to go.hombre849 • January 2015
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