FALSE CAPE STATE PARK, VA

No vehicular access. Located in southern Virginia Beach, False Cape State Park is a mile-wide barrier spit between Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Access is through the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and is limited to hiking, bicycling or boating. The park features primitive ...
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There is a per night per pet fee for cats and dogs in all cabins and lodges (pets are not allowed in the Kiptopeke yurt). 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 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!!

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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Description

No vehicular access. Located in southern Virginia Beach, False Cape State Park is a mile-wide barrier spit between Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Access is through the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and is limited to hiking, bicycling or boating. The park features primitive camping and an extensive environmental education program in one of the last undisturbed coastal environments on the East Coast.

In the 1800s, False Cape gained a reputation as a ship's graveyard. The area got its name because its land mass resembled Cape Henry, luring boats into shallow waters. One of the area's first communities, Wash Woods, was developed by survivors of such a shipwreck. The village's church and other structures were built using cypress wood that washed ashore from a wreck.

False Cape State Park is situated on 4,321 acres. Beach Size: 5.9 miles of beachfront, extending to North Carolina line.

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PROGRAM

Sat Aug 23 2014 - Wed Jul 22 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY

Fri Aug 22 2014 - Wed Jul 22 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Prime Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Prime Thu Jan 01 2015 Sat Dec 31 2016
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Beach Area
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Camping - Primitive, Hike-in
  • Environmental Education Center
  • Fishing - Saltwater
  • Fishing, Freshwater
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Hiking Trail
  • Information Center
  • Lodge
  • Ocean
  • Programs
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trails, Bicycle
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Ocean View Golf Course

This course features small greens, numerous bunkers and tree lined fairways with views of the Chesapeake Bay. The course is owned by the municipality, but it is managed by Virginia based Billy Capser Golf.
9610 Norfolk Ave, Norfolk, VA, 23503
757-480-2094
Distance*: 32.08 miles
*All Distances shown are as-the-crow-flies (measured as a straight line between two points). See Driving Directions for approximate driving distances.
Fees and Cancellation Policies
Getting There
From Interstate 64, exit on to Indian River Road East. Go 13 miles, then turn left onto Newbridge Road, then right onto Sandbridge Road. Next, turn right onto Sandpiper Road to Little Island City Park. Parking fees required Memorial Day to Labor Day. Day use only parking also is available at Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. From First Landing State Park and oceanfront, turn east onto Shore Drive (Route 60); follow Pacific Avenue to General Booth Boulevard, then left on Princess Anne Road and left onto Sandbridge Road. Turn right onto Sandpiper Road to Little Island City Park. Parking fees required Memorial Day to Labor Day. Day use only parking is available at Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. False Cape State Park, 4001 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456; Phone: (757) 426-7128
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

FALSE CAPE STATE PARK
4001 SANDPIPER ROAD
VIRGINIA BEACH  VA  23456-4347

Phone Number:

Information:  (757)426-7128
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