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FIRST LANDING STATE PARK, VA
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
The site of the first landing of settlers to Virginia, First Landing State Park is a natural oasis within minutes of the many tourist attractions Virginia Beach has to offer. This park serves as a Virginia Beach Tourism satellite location and has new displays, three indoor aquariums, restrooms, showers and offers water sports rentals. Seasonal programs include those sponsored by the Virginia Marine Science Museum and an Arts in the Parks series. First Landing is Virginia's most popular state park attracting more than a million visitors annually. Unguarded beach swimming on the Chesapeake Bay is available. A boat launch is available with access to the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean.First Landing State Park comprises 2,888 acres with 1.25 miles of beachfront.
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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:From I-64, take Northampton Blvd./U.S. 13 North (Exit 282). Go through eight lights, then turn right at the Shore Drive/U.S. 60 exit (last exit before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel). Take a right on Shore Drive and go four and a half miles to the park entrance. For camping, turn left off U.S. 60; for cabins and visitor center, turn right (west) off U.S. 60 at the stop light and check in at contact station. First Landing State Park, 2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415; Phone: 757) 412-2300
Mailing Address:FIRST LANDING STATE PARK
2500 SHORE DRIVE
VIRGINIA BEACH VA 23451-1415
Phone Number:Information: (757)412-2300
The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.