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“Amazing views and good fishing” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kiptopeke State Park

Kiptopeke State Park
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Owner description: One of the best spots for bird-watching.
Lexington, Kentucky
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing views and good fishing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Me and my wife recently traveled there to see up close the 13 or so concrete ships that are placed in the bay as a Water break for the beach to prevent sand erosion. They are a unique site to see up close and great structures to do some fishing nearby. The beach is very well maintained. The only thing I did'nt like was the fish smell from the fish cleaning tables they have out there.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Danbury, Connecticut
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53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A great day trip or week trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Whether you are visiting for the day at the beach or camping for the week there is lots to do. Besides a great beach with sunken ships as a tide break but great trails, fishing, boat launch and bird watching. We stayed at the campground and had a great time.

Visited October 2012
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fairfax
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“lovely park!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

really pretty state park, there is a pretty beach and trails for biking and hiking. We biked the trails, they are not scenic, but ok. The main attraction is the beach. Lots of kayaking and fishing going on!

Visited September 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“It was ok.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

We went there 4th of July for camping and fishing for 2 nights.2 adults and 2 kids.
I wasn't impress as some of the reviewers here were.I did like the sunsets.They were gorgeous.
I mainly went for the fishing and it was terrible.Like another reader said I didn't know about the cape charles pier down the road that was free and apparently good fishing.
The ranger assistants came around hounding you about your ticket for the pier when you had people from other countries fishing and crabbing near me who were keeping everything they caught.I and other fishermen made mention to the assistants and they said they would tell the ranger which by the way never came.
It just appalling to watch this site.Ppl don't have the respect to protect the fragile bay.It takes 2 seconds to measure the crabs or throw back the pregnant females.
The campsites were ok but nothing to write home about.Nothing like Westmoreland park which is so far one of my favorite state parks.Maybe visit again in a couple of years if things change.

Visited July 2012
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

Great state park, beach, fishing pier, trails. We had a great time when we visited! Worth the $3 entrance fee.

Visited August 2012
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