FIRST LANDING STATE PARK, VA

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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...

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Description

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.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Beach Area
  • Boat Launch
  • Cabins
  • Camp Store
  • Camping
  • Concession
  • Convenience Store
  • Dump Station
  • Environmental Programs
  • Fishing - Saltwater
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Ice
  • Information Center
  • Laundry
  • Motorboats Permitted
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Programs
  • Rent Bicycles
  • Restrooms
  • Shelters
  • Showers - Hot
  • Swimming - Lake
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Water Drinking
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:

FIRST LANDING STATE PARK
2500 SHORE DRIVE
VIRGINIA BEACH  VA  23451-1415

Phone Number:

Information:  (757)412-2300