Kiptopeke State Park, Virginia

Kiptopeke State Park located at the southern end of Virginia’s Eastern Shore and just a few miles from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Virginia is not just for lovers, it has some pretty lovely beaches, too. The 375-acre Virginia State Park offers nearly 4300-feet of beach that’s perfect for swimming, surf fishing, or taking leisurely sunset walks.

The campsites are set away from the beach with sand dunes in between; and each campsite offers a picnic table, fire ring and a pole to hang your camping lantern. The state park’s campgrounds include a total of 147 campsites. 86 campsites are open to RVs up to 40 feet in length. There are tents sites and pop-up sites. However, there are no electricity hook-ups.

Before you run away, read about their 5 new lodges built just this year (2007).

The lodges are open year-round and are very popular. The amenities listed on the website for each lodge doesn’t sound much different from the room amenities list at Holiday Inn.

  • Kitchen comes with refrigerator, coffeemaker, stove, dishes, silverware, even dish towels.
  • The bedrooms come with linens (but no room maid to change them daily). You may wish to bring your own pillow as well as a comforter for chilly nights.
  • Each lodge has six bedrooms and sleep 16 total. Great for family reunions.
  • Porches, heat, air-conditioning, fireplace gas logs make for a very comfortable camping experience, if you still want to call it camping.

For more information: Call (757) 331-2267 or go to their campground website at:


  1. Mom 2 3 Hooligans says:

    Not sure when this review was posted – but wanted to let readers know that Kiptopeke DOES offer tent sites with electric hook-up. We camp there frequently (in fact….going this weekend!) and settle into electric hook-up site every time. :-) I won’t camp without one (it’s a girly thing).
    Happy Camping!

  2. steven negron says:

    you know one nite my brother and i were thinking of camping i said lets go . out of state will be great so i looked at a map of virginia i seen Kiptopeke i said lets go there. it was a long ride from NJ but we got there at nite around 12am . lo and behold it was the first year it opened . i remembered the big blue building that was there the boat and the pier. Its funny when we signed in the ranger that nite looked familiar. he was the caller for the square dancing we have gone to . this is new jersey were talking about. we fished all nite and cooked out fish and gave some to the ranger. I have been going there ever since i will never forget this park. in fact we will see you there this holiday in september we will stay there 5 days. I love this place. Happy camping.

  3. I think I can explain about the discrepancy regarding electrical hookups for tent campers. We have a tents only campground at the park that does not have hookups. However, as in all state park campgrounds, tent campers are welcome to reserve sites in the electric and water hookups sites. Most of our parks have a mix of equipment in our campgrounds. So Myrtha was probably referring to the tents only campground on her post.

    Thanks for the great comments!

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