Kiptopeke State Park Campground

Virginia Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

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Kiptopeke State Park Campground


  • Overflow parking lot.- Kiptopeke State Park Campground
  • A road connecting different camping loops.- Kiptopeke State Park Campground
  • Another road connecting different camping loops.- Kiptopeke State Park Campground
  • A campsite under the shade of some trees.- Kiptopeke State Park Campground
  • A campsite with access to a trail.- Kiptopeke State Park Campground
  • A cul-de-sac within the campground.- Kiptopeke State Park Campground
  • A path through the campground leads to the lavatory.- Kiptopeke State Park Campground
  • One of the more spacious campsites.- Kiptopeke State Park Campground
  • Two campsites next to each other.- Kiptopeke State Park Campground
  • A trail leading to the beach from the campground.- Kiptopeke State Park Campground
  • A cabin within the group camping loop.- Kiptopeke State Park Campground
  • A yurt.- Kiptopeke State Park Campground
Overview + Weather
Beach access. Lots of sites.
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: 
Current Local Weather:
Campground Description

Campground Description


Kiptopeke State Park Campground is located within the woods along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. It consists of a total of 192 campsites, ranging from car camping all the way up to cabins and lodges. Most of the campsites are within the wooded area to the east of the beachfront, but there are two boardwalks that extend from the campground over the dunes to the beach below.

There is quite a bit of shade within the campground, and most sites have a decent amount of space. However, some can be quite close to the next site over, separated only with little barrier. Each camping loop has its own bathroom facilities, including flush toilets and hot showers.

The best part about the campground is the V.I.P. access to the beach. While you can visit the beach from the main parking lot/visitor center, entering from the camping boardwalk offers a bit more solitude for those seeking to beat the crowds.

The campground also has access to a boat/kayak launch, fishing piers and picnic areas, located just a short distance away at the main beach access point. The picnic areas/beaches offer a view of half-submerged concrete ships, which are now wildlife havens.

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