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False Cape Sate Park Outing

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False Cape State Park

4001 Sandpiper Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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Join Wild Virginia for a close-up look at False Cape, Virginia’s least-visited state park. This is a rare opportunity to stay in this remote park for two nights (Friday-Sunday, Oct 5-7) and experience magnificent Atlantic coast ecosystems – something completely different from our own Blue Ridge mountains. False Cape State Park is special in that it encompasses sandy ocean beaches, dunes, maritime forests full of live oaks, and bayside shorelines and marshes. Normally the only way to overnight in the park is at primitive campsites, but we’ll stay in the Wash Woods Environmental Education Center overlooking Back Bay. The center has dorm-style bunks, bathrooms, a group kitchen – and sunset views.


False Cape is our least-visited state park because it’s so hard to get to! You can’t drive in because it’s on the far side of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge (six miles by hiking, biking or park bus, or by boat across Back Bay). It provides a unique variety of valuable habitats for coastal species, and is an essential link on the Atlantic coast flyway for migratory birds. It’s also vulnerable to climate change and sea level rise.


We’ll meet at Little Island City Park (by Sandpiper Beach, south of Virginia Beach and Sandbridge) at 2:30pm on Friday for our bus into the park. After a stop at the Visitor Center, there will be plenty of time to explore on your own before a group dinner. On Saturday we’ll have three hours with a park naturalist and also do a hike on our own. On Sunday we have more time to beachcomb, hike, explore and maybe even swim before our 2:30pm bus back to our cars. (Final arrival/departure times may change slightly.)


Total cost for this special outing is $100/person (covers lodging, park transportation and naturalist program, plus two group dinners). Linens, blankets and towels are provided at the Center. Group size will be 16 people or less, so sign up now to reserve your spot. Please let us know if you’re also interested in carpooling from Charlottesville.


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False Cape State Park

4001 Sandpiper Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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