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First Landing State Park Campground

Virginia Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

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  • A road running through the campground.- First Landing State Park Campground
  • A campsite nestled in the trees.- First Landing State Park Campground
  • A view of the section next to the military base.- First Landing State Park Campground
  • Hammocks hang from a tree at this campsite.- First Landing State Park Campground
  • A campsite near the beach with plenty of shade.- First Landing State Park Campground
  • A walkway from the campground to the beach.- First Landing State Park Campground
  • One of the bathhouses.- First Landing State Park Campground
  • The centrally-located playground.- First Landing State Park Campground
  • A spacious campsite.- First Landing State Park Campground
  • Bicycles make the perfect vehicle at this campground.- First Landing State Park Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Every site is unique. Beach access from camping loops.
Cons: 
Shares a border with an active military base. Occasional low-flying aircraft.
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Region:
Virginia Chesapeake Bay, VA
Managed by: 
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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First Landing State Park Campground is located within the northern section of First Landing State Park, and it runs along the dunes of the Chesapeake Bay and back into the woods. Each site at the campground is completely unique; some are buried within a grove of spindly oak trees, while others are surrounded by nothing but sand and shrubs. The grounds and facilities are very well-maintained and clean.

There are multiple walkways through the dunes that provide easy access to the beach located throughout the campground. Since these beaches are farther away from the main entrance, they're usually much less crowded, and if you wake up early, you'll likely have the beach to yourself for an hour or two.

The campground offers bathhouses with hot showers and flushing toilets, located in each loop. There is a coin-operated laundromat near the visitors center, along with a camp store that is open late in the summer months.

The campground has a very relaxed atmosphere, though it does share a fenced border with an active military training base. Sites along this border may be noisy, but there are plenty of sites that do not share this border. Due to the nature of this base, loud, low-flying aircraft can occasionally be heard flying late into the evening. Operations normally end around 10 p.m.

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