Kiptopeke State Park

Location of Kiptopeke State Park in VirginiaOn Virginia's beautiful Eastern Shore, explored by Capt. John Smith in 1608, Kiptopeke offers recreational access to the Chesapeake Bay. It's also a great place to explore unique migratory bird habitat along the Atlantic flyway. The park has six-bedroom lodges, RV and tent camping, a yurt (part cabin-part tent) and camping trailers. Guests also enjoy the park's boat ramp, lighted fishing pier, picnic areas, 5.1 miles of hiking and biking trails, playground, beach bathhouse and swimming beach. Seasonal interpretive and educational programs focus on natural history, birding and bay ecology.

The RV campground will be closed from Oct. 19, 2015, through May 2, 2016, for renovations.

Please don't bring any firewood into the park. Firewood can harbor destructive, invasive species.


  • Dawn - 10 p.m. Fishing pier open 24 hours a day.


  • Located on Virginia's Eastern Shore, this park offers recreational access to the Chesapeake Bay and the chance to explore a unique coastal habitat featuring a major flyway for migratory birds. Kiptopeke is three miles from the northern terminus of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, which has a substantial each-way toll charge, on Route 13. Turn west on Route 704; the park entrance is within a half mile. The park has an area for swimming Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Drive Time: (Bay Bridge Tunnel Traffic may extend time) Northern Virginia, four hours; Tidewater/ Norfolk/ Virginia Beach, 45 minutes; Richmond, two hours; Roanoke, five hours.

Park Size

  • 562 acres.

Contact Kiptopeke State Park

35540 Kiptopeke Dr.
Cape Charles, Virginia  23310
Phone: 757-331-2267


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Northampton County, Virginia

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