Virginia Beach, Virginia

First Landing State Park

Virginia Beach, Virginia



Virginia Beach, Virginia
Phone: (757) 412-2300

Sites: 208
Recent Rate: $36 5/2015

Latitude: 36.9184699058838
Longitude: -76.0525131225586

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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55 Reviews

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Bama Camper

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $40.00
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Sites are generally adequate in size. Good spacing and privacy between sites. Pay attention to the recommended maximum lengths on the reservation map when reserving; unlike some campgrounds, they really mean something for this one. Sites are not right on the beach, but rather backed up to dunes. There is access at several points throughout the campground via boardwalks. There are many excellent shaded tent sites. Vegetation along the roads needs to be cut back in the campground. There are many overhanging limbs that scrub the tops and sides of a fifth wheel, motorhome, or class C camper. The roads are laid out in a way that makes it difficult to avoid scratching up your sides and top. Lots to do in the area, and great walks along a part of the beach that doesn't have a lot of public traffic. I would love to camp here again in the future, I just hope they cut back the vegetation along the roads. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Bubba's for seafood.

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Dave51

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $52.00
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Rate includes an extra fee for a site specific reservation. Rate is high for a state park. First Landing is not big rig friendly. Roads are narrow and tree branches along the road will scrape a large motorhome (ours is 33'). This is not a good location for an overnight stay as it is a good distance from the main highways. The campground is adjacent to a military facility that has low flying helicopters in the air until 10:00pm. If you overlook all this, First Landing is a very nice park located on the Chesapeake Bay and has miles of hiking trails. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

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Oldtymeflyr

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $36.00
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Its on the beach, but to access the beach you must go to a boardwalk of which there are several. For the most part the ocean is blocked by the dunes which you are prohibited from walking on. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Truck Camper.

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WV_Retired

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $40.00
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We love staying at this campground because of the country feel yet you are still in the city. The sites are spacious with good separation from your neighbor. Water is good and power worked well, but no sewer. We reserved a site this time and that was nice. The staff was friendly and security seemed good especially during the weekend. The price I listed included the reservation fee. Our site was very quite except for local military air traffic but it didn't bother us. We will definitely be staying here again. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

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Russ60

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $35.00
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Just got back from a great weekend at First Landing and we had a great time. My wife and I camped in our 38' Thor Outlaw. My son-in-law, daughter and 2 young boys camped in their 30 foot TT. I was in C15 and they were in C6. Getting to these sites involved some very tight turns, but easily negotiated. The sites were level, had water and electrical hookup (50 amp in mine - 30 in theirs) with fire rings. They are well spaced and wooded. I saw every kind of camper, from tents in sand dunes to big rigs. The staff said my site can take up to a 50 footer. Bathrooms were cinder block and clean....nothing special. Firewood is sold at the office.There were well maintained boardwalks to the beach that faces the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Water temp was too cool for swimming, but the kids had a great time. The staff is new and still figuring it all out, but helpful. the sight is very secure/safe. Virginia State Park Police patrolled every couple of hours. I didn't see any interaction with campers, more like maintaining a presence. Pets are allowed on leashes. Be careful of sand burrs that stick in their paws. Mine had a great time and are passed out after all the exercise and fun they had at the beach. There are plenty of nice affordable restaurants in easy reach if you want to skip smores as a main course. Short drive to Naval Bases and the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. I live a short distance miles from this park and will do it again with my family. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Virginia Beach Resort Oceanfront is a short distance from the park. Great restaurants and Naval Bases are within a couple of miles.

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HappyCampers227

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $35.00
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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.

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RVAJeff

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $33.00
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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.

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tnk

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $35.00
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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.

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Hit The Road

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $37.00
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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.

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hombre849

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $18.00
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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.

Tips for other Campers:

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.

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JJPP17

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $35.00
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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.

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User3302

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $32.00
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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.

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scoby75

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

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $27.00
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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.

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Maxine and Cinder

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $32.00
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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.

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hvacrv46

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

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $35.00
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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.

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