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Virginia Beach

First Landing State Park

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“camp store”(48 reviews)
“hiking trails”(52 reviews)
“bald cypress”(35 reviews)
Nature enthusiasts will love this park with 2,700-acres of hiking trails, cypress swamps and nesting grounds for a variety of birds.
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2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
+1 757-412-2300
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Tucked away on the North side of Virginia Beach is a hidden treasure, a beach and campground, nature preserve and set of hiking trails. First Landing is popular, for those who know where to find it. I find myself going there all throughout the year as a way to enjoy a bit of
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Love riding in this park, my only complaint, would be limited trails for bikes. Word has it, that additional trails are coming. There are several hiking trails that should be available to everyone NOW. Runners are quick to tell you off, if caught on non Bike trails. Bike riders
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Response from Nancy H, Guest Relations Manager at First Landing State Park
Responded 3 weeks ago
If you don't park, you can enter the park at no charge. If you visit the park and park your car, daily parking fees would apply. The use of other trails for bikes has been studied and they are not appropriate for anything other than hiking. We are currently studying whether we can expand the trail system. Most of the property is sensitive ecologically which is why the study is necessary.
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Much of this park seems to be in/on a marsh so the paths can get soggy after rain. Still, it is a nice and quiet park with various trails (also used by mountain bikers). You have to pay to park your car in the park.
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My husband and I love camping at First Landing State Park and have been doing so for 10years. We began camping there in a tent in 2009 and over the years we have progressed front a tent, to a Pop up camper and in March 2019 to a 14ft travel trailer. To hear the sounds of the
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The park was great. The bathhouses were nice with multiple showers and always hot water. There were sinks to wash dishes outside the bathroom. I walked a lot around the camp site (to the point I gave myself blisters) so I can say that even the tent sites were awesome. Every
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