The best camping near Kiptopeke State Park

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This family favorite has seaside cycles, sandy shores, and access to Chesapeake Bay.  

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The Guinea Farm, Field, and Forest

4 sites · Lodging, Tents18 acres · Diggs, VA
The Guinea farm is 18 acres of feild and forest on the rural middle pennensula. Only 1 mile from 2 separate secluded beaches and a boat launch. There is verly little traffic or light polution here, nature is at your fingertips. Come visit the farm and experience agrotourism at it's finest. Pick your own veggies in the community garden and meet the Guinea fowl! Enjoy the windernes and learn about the local ecosystem here on the middle pennensula. There are 3 sites spaced out across the 18 acres set apart for privacy. Wisteria is a primative site closer to the entrance gate. Trilogy is a suspended tree tent in the pines 700' beyond that and seperated by dense forest. Stargazer Tiny cabin is an offgrid rustic camping cabin on the back side of the property. Each site is surronded by several acres of forest and close to the edge of a large feild. There are romaing guinea fowl that may come make a very loud appearance as they canvas the property eating bugs. Deer, Turkeys, Bald Eagles, foxes, and other wildlife are common guests also. Mid-summer is what I call frog season, Tree frogs are abundant and provide a wonderful soundtrack. There are free to use bicycles, an axe throwing board, and cornhole boards available. 4 miles from shopping and dining in Mathews Virginia, 15 miles to Gwynn Island. Gwynn's Island is an island located in the Chesapeake Bay off of Virginia's Middle Peninsula. The island is located in the northeast part of Mathews County, south of the mouth of the Piankatank River. It is connected to the rest of the county by a swing bridge over Milford Haven.
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Shine & Rise Magic Food Forest

2 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Boston, VA
Our farm started as a soy field and has exploded into a biodiverse forest of fruits, nuts, vegetables, mushrooms, and more. The land is designed to mimic the strengths of a natural ecosystem so we plant to replicate the forest edge... except everything is edible. Think Willy Wonka's factory but with plants:)
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Oliver Farm

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · Melfa, VA
We all know the story.... COVID came, everyone bought a camper and campgrounds skyrocketed the prices to make every single penny they could. So, we decided to build our very own little campground on an unused piece of property on our homestead located in Melfa, Virginia for our enjoyment. We have enjoyed many summer nights and weekends here with family and friends as well as a great spot for guests to relax when in town visiting, NOW its your turn. Available as a camper rental, tent site or RV hook-up. Pets allowed- Must be leashed at ALL times or bring your own lead to allow them to relax in the shade while you sit and enjoy a peaceful atmosphere. No need for alarm clocks here....as The early bird gets the worm on the property, so be prepared for a few early morning rooster crows. Tons of local sites to see Savage Neck Dunes Assateague Island National Seahore Chincoteague Island Ferry trips to Tangier Island Historical Onancock Virginia Short drive to VA Beach or Ocean City Maryland. Porta potty on site as well as Bathroom in the Camper. Water tank is filled before every stay and we are always a text or call away to refill if needed.
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Wren’s Nest on Jackson Creek

12 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Deltaville, VA
Private 4-acre peninsula on Jackson Creek offers peaceful Chesapeake Bay experience. Large, level field provides plenty of campsite options and easy setup for RVs. Waterfront is gently sloped, creating a natural launch for small watercraft. Numerous marinas, boat ramps, dining, and shopping.
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Serenity cove

2 sites · RVs7 acres · White Stone, VA
Enjoy the natural serenity of this hideaway on the shores of the historic Antipoison Creek (so named by Capt John Smith), minutes to the Chesapeake Bay by boat or car. The area offers boating, fishing, and an abundance of wildlife (deer, turkeys, waterfowl, bald eagles, osprey. otters and more). Bring your boat and moor at our dock. Property owners reside full-time on this property in a newly constructed home.
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Big House Farm

10 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Chesapeake, VA
We are located in Chesapeake VA back in a more rural section. We own a poultry farm and have 40 acres of pasture and 60 acres of trees. There’s tons of wildlife and plenty of farm work if your up for it! This is a private and. Plenty of restaurants, shopping and beach around. We live on the property and around to help with any questions or needs.
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Gee Haven

2 sites · Lodging1 acre · North, VA
This property offers a calm and relaxing trip to enjoy a unique experience. At this location, we have bird and squirrel feeders to watch the wildlife. We also have a fire pit to enjoy a nice fire and watch the stars at night. Down the road, you can enjoy the view of the river or visit historical Fort Knox. In addition, Beaverdam park is about 15 minutes from our location and has trails, fishing, kayaking, etc. We are about 45 minutes away from amusement park Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. There are many, many activities to enjoy nearby.
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Barracks Landing

4 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Hayes, VA
A small landing used by commercial fishermen, featuring several of the iconic Chesapeake Bay wooden deadrise work boats. Level, grassy, unimproved campsites for self contained dry camping (no hook ups). All sites are direct waterfront. Pit toilet, potable water, and outdoor showers available on site. Gravel boatramp adjacent to this property. Dead end road for safe bicycling and walking. Easy canoe and kayak launching. Large grass area for field games. Boat dock available for your boat. Fishing and crabbing opportunities. Fantastic sunrises and sunsets. If you are fortunate enough to be here when the waterman return to the dock with their fresh catch of crabs or oysters--- the just might sell you some-- right off of the boat! Situated in a quiet and peaceful rural setting. HOWEVER !! Be aware that this is a working waterfront, and as such you should expect very early activity and noise as commercial fisherman head out in pursuit of their days catch. Situated in an area of coastal salt marsh which can become "buggy" when the wind is still. Have insect repellent available. Host is a seasoned camper and regularly boondocks in a camper van.
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Watershed Woods

1 site · Tent2 acres · Belle Haven, VA
Conveniently located only a few minutes off of highway 13 (but well away from any street noise), welcome to my little wooded haven! Garden, goats, chickens, and a dog and cat provide entertainment, company, and fresh yummies! Outdoor shower, outhouse, fire pit, and a knowledgeable outdoor enthusiast host will make your stay comfortable and memorable!
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Recreation at the Canal!

1 site · RV, TentChesapeake, VA
6 Acres of private land located along the beautiful Dismal Swamp State Park Inter-coastal Canal trail!
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The Good Day Farm

1 site · RV, Tent18 acres · Suffolk, VA
Come park your RV on our gorgeous 18 acre property in central Suffolk, VA. Enjoy the our small farm of kune kune pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, and ducks. The quiet, private site is surrounded by 12 acres of wooded trails to explore. When you’re ready to explore off the farm, you can quickly get to beaches, attractions and historical sites. But you always return to the serenity of the farm.
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Fiddlesticks Farms

1 site · Tent14 acres · Gloucester, VA
We have farm animals and grow fruit/vegetables/flowers. Lots of wildlife (deer, a rogue peacock, foxes, etc). We live in a heavily wooded area with other houses. Our property also has a back creek and 7 acres of woods. Walmart and other shopping is about 6 miles away. There is not much north of us but houses and woods. Busch Gardens is 45 minutes away and beaches are only a few minutes.
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The best camping near Kiptopeke State Park guide

Overview

About

Beach-goers, bird-watchers, and coastal cruisers congregate at this Eastern Shore hub. Choose from two swimming beaches, explore five miles of hiking and biking trails, or rent a kayak or paddleboard to take to the water. Fishing is another big draw, and you can cast a line from the pier or bring your own boat to fish or crab—night fishing is also permitted. Overnighting in the park is easy, with plenty of RV and tent sites available, plus cabins, yurts, a bunkhouse, and a lodge. If you get bored (you won’t) or just want to explore, Chesapeake Bay lies just across the bridge.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve one of 138 campsites, along with cabins and other accommodations, online.
  2. Campsite reservations open 11 months in advance and must be made at least one day before arrival.  
  3. Campsites can book up fast, especially on summer and holiday weekends. Book a minimum of three months in advance to avoid disappointment. 

When to go

Kiptopeke State Park is a hot spot for bird-watchers through fall and winter, when the coastal marshlands serve as a stopover for migrating songbirds and raptors. Visit in summer to hit the beach—although it can get busy, it’s often still less crowded than neighboring Chesapeake. Camping season runs from the start of March until the end of November, but cabins stay open through winter. 

Know before you go

  • Kiptopeke State Park is located along Virginia’s Eastern Shore, three miles from the north end of Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. It’s about a 45-minute drive to Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake.
  • Day-use parking fees and camping reservation fees are charged at Kiptopeke. State fishing licenses are also required.
  • Facilities include a camp store, boat ramp, fishing pier, restrooms, and picnic areas. 
  • You can bring your own motorboats to Kiptopeke, and kayaks and paddleboards are available to rent from May through September.
  • Accessible cabins, campsites, restrooms, and picnic areas are available. The fishing pier is also accessible, and a beach wheelchair is available on request. 

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