False Cape features primitive camping and an extensive environmental education program in one of the last undisturbed coastal environments on the East Coast. No vehicular access.
- Alerts And Important Information
- The False Cape experience is not for the novice camper. All campers must receive a detailed package on camping at False Cape as well as specific instructions regarding overnight parking and park access. Reservations must be made through the Reservation Center but availability may be checked on the Internet. Vehicular access to False Cape State Park is prohibited because the park is land-locked on the southern end of the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. Those wishing to visit the park for the day must either bike or hike through the refuge (via beach or interior trails, and the interior trail is closed from November 1 through March 31), or boat or canoe in down Back Bay. To get a taste of the park, the Back Bay Restoration Foundation operates a tram that leaves from Little Island City Park, drives through the wildlife refuge and lets visitors explore the park for an hour in the Barbour Hill contact station area. The tram provides a round trip ride and is not available for overnight guests. Overnight guests must either hike or bike through the refuge, or canoe or boat in. Both day use and overnight visitors are advised to read all warnings regarding visiting the park to learn what is expected and about preparation. All visitors must follow refuge regulations while on refuge property. Note: Groups of 10 or more are required to obtain a special-use permit from Back Bay Wildlife Refuge two weeks in advance of trip. Please call the Center for further information. For additional details on False Cape State Park, please refer to: www.dcr.virginia.gov/dcr/parks/falscape.htm
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