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CHIPPOKES PLANTATION STATE PARK, VA
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
Chippokes Plantation State Park is one of the oldest working farms in the United States. Chippokes is a living historical exhibit located in a rural agricultural area along the James River in Surry County. In addition, the park has a wide variety of traditional park offerings, including a swimming complex, visitor center, picnic facilities, and hiking and biking trails. The plantation has kept its original boundaries since the 1600s and has a variety of cultivated gardens and native woodland. The formal gardens surrounding the Chippokes Mansion are accented by azaleas, crepe myrtle, boxwood and seasonal flowers. The plantation grounds are also home to the Chippokes Farm and Forestry Museum. Chippokes Plantation State Park is operated by the Department of Conservation and Recreation in cooperation with the Chippokes Plantation Farm Foundation. The Virginia General Assembly created the foundation in 1977 to establish, administer and maintain the model farm. Funding for the foundation comes from farmland rent payments, donations, admissions and gift shop sales.
Chippokes is conveniently situated to provide visitors overnight accommodations with easy access to Williamsburg, Virginia Beach and Richmond.
Size: 1,683 acres
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Alerts and Important Information
There is a $10 per night per pet fee for cats and dogs for all cabins and lodges (pets are not allowed in the Kiptopeke yurt) and a $5 per night per pet fee for dogs on campsites. Customers making reservations via the web are responsible for visiting the park office to pay all applicable pet fees. Customers may also call the reservation center at 800-933-7275 to pay the applicable pet fees in advance.
Notice for Campers:
LEAVE YOUR FIREWOOD AT HOME!!One of the most important things we can do to protect Virginia's trees and forest diversity is stop moving firewood. New infestations of tree-killing insects and diseases are often first found in campgrounds and parks. Why? Because people have accidently spread invasive species when they brought firewood along with them. In Virginia, there are numerous counties under quarantines, issued by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, due to an invasive insect pest or disease. These quarantines restrict the movement of firewood or wood by products from certain tree species. Moving firewood in violation of a quarantine is a class 1 misdemeanor and upon conviction, you could be subject to; confinement in jail for up to twelve months and a fine of $2,500.00 or both. For more information on areas under quarantine, go to http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/news/releases-a/062212eabexpand.shtml
PLAY IT SAFE - LEAVE YOUR FIREWOOD AT HOME!!
Getting There:Chippokes Plantation State Park is located in Surry County. From I-95 and I-295: Take Route 10 towards Hopewell. Follow Route 10 East for approximately 40 miles to Surry. Turn left at the intersection of routes 10 and 31 (this continues on Route 10). Turn right at the blinking light. Turn left at Route 634 (Alliance Road), and the park entrance is four miles on the left. From Southside Hampton Roads (Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach): Take I-64 East to 460 West. Take exit to Route 10 West (through Smithfield), approximately 15 miles. Make right on Alliance Road (Route 634). Park is four miles on left. From Newport News/Hampton: Take James River Bridge (Route 17 South). Make right on Rt. 258. Take Route 10 West (through Smithfield) approximately 15 miles. Make right on Alliance Road (Rt. 634). Park is four miles on left. From Williamsburg: Take Jamestown Road to Jamestown and follow signs to ferry. Once the ferry lands across the river at Scotland, follow the road to Route 10 and make a left. Turn left at Route 634 and continue to park entrance on the left. (The ferry is free.) Chippokes Plantation State Park, 695 Chippokes Park Rd., Surry, VA 23883; Phone: (757) 294-3625
Mailing Address:CHIPPOKES PLANTATION STATE PARK
695 CHIPPOKES PARK RD
SURRY VA 23883-9728
Phone Number:Information: (757)294-3728
The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.