CHIPPOKES PLANTATION STATE PARK, VA

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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 ...

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Description

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

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • 30 Amp Service
  • Beach Area
  • Cabins
  • Camp Store
  • Camping
  • Comfort Station
  • Conference Shelter
  • Dump Station
  • Environmental Programs
  • Fishing, Freshwater
  • Fleetwood pop-up rentals
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Group Camping
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Historical Programs
  • Located on the James River
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Museum
  • Near Williamsburg and Jamestown
  • Picnic Shelter Enclosed
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Showers - Hot
  • Snack Bar
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Horse
  • Visitor Center
Alerts and Important Information

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!!

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CHIPPOKES PLANTATION STATE PARK
695 CHIPPOKES PARK RD
SURRY  VA  23883-9728

Phone Number:

Information:  (757)294-3728