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First Landing State Park

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2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
+1 757-412-2300
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Nature enthusiasts will love this park with 2,700-acres of hiking trails, cypress swamps and nesting grounds for a variety of birds.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“camp store” (36 reviews)
“hiking trails” (37 reviews)
“bald cypress” (31 reviews)
2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
+1 757-412-2300
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were married at the Vista behind the Trail Center, and spent the week in a cabin with our pups for a honeymoon. Love love love this park! The Rangers are very nice and friendly, staff that we worked with at the (Kj) was amazing...More

Thank Shaun B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A favorite place to walk or ride a bicycle. The tree canopy helps keep you cool in summer and while walking the trails you meet nice people, watch the squirrels scurrying about, see the variety of shapes cypress roots have formed and see all the...More

Thank Albert B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second time camping at this state park and we loved it! We pre-booked our site and were very pleased with our choice as the site was huge, clean, well maintained and just what we wanted. We had electricity and water hook up...More

Thank DigitalMaster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very cool reading and walking around the First Landing State Park. Excellent for those who like to learn about our countries heritage.

Thank Dale Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't think I've ever seen the park this busy. Took awhile to get into the lot, but still had no problem finding a parking spot. The bathroom, and shower facilities were clean and all worked. We didn't have a party this time, but they have...More

Thank iseekthetruth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great paths for walking or riding your bike. Can enter/park from park entrance along Shore Drive or behind the Food Lion grocery store at Great Neck (for free admission) or from 64th Street near the oceanfront.

Thank Norma M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good hiking trails of varying difficulty. Nice 5 mile fire road for biking. Has a marina w/ boat launch and a small beach right in Broad Bay (good for small children).

Thank andy r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked 2 trails one Day 1 and rode our bikes on the bike trail on Day 2. The scenery was terrific, from the water views to the swamps. We saw a copperhead snake which caught the attention of several other hikers. We left it...More

1  Thank Monica D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon entering the park on Friday, 8/25 around 6PM at the 64th Street Entrance, I asked the Ranger if I could pay the entrance fee via credit card or personal check. The Ranger told me no credit cards so again, I asked if personal check...More

Thank gapgrl4496
VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at First Landing State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. You may guess that this is not how we train our staff to behave and we will be taking care of this problem employee immediately.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with a large group, within the camp guidelines. Our tents had plenty of room to be spaced out a appropriately, but yet have a some "privacy". Our campsite wasn't far from a bathhouse, but we would walk the extra to another because ours...More

Thank NurseMama25
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Doug E
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21 July 2017|
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Response from Steve G | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot (for non towing vehicles) is within sight of the beach. If you park right at the beginning of the walkway to the beach, it's about 15 feet from closest parking spot on a sand path to the beach and another 20... More
Ben S
12 July 2017|
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Response from hokiegirl | Reviewed this property |
Just a note about dogs: Between Memorial Day and Labor Day they can only be on the beach before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. and have to be on a leash. The leash part is pretty lax as long as they are under control.