First Landing State Park in Virginia is the East Coasts' most unique environment.

This park is where John Smith and other English colonists first landed in 1607–thus its name.

The bloodthirty pirate Blackbeard hastily buried his treasure in the sand dunes here before his death in 1718. Join other treasure hunters looking for the loot that’s never been found.

But it’s also famous for its unique flora and fauna. Here, the north and the south collide like nowhere else.

Its microclimate means it has features of both the Northern and Southern USA. 

For many plants, it’s the farthest north they grow. For others, it’s the farthest south they can survive.

You’ll see towering 75’ sand dunes, tidal marshes, beaches, a cypress swamp, and a critically endangered maritime forest.

Over 1 million visitors a year experience the beauty, history and adventure of Virginia’s most popular state park.

Nature lovers will see migrating birds, foxes, bobcats, reptiles, amphibians, Great Blue Herons, and pelicans.  And that’s not all…

Humpback whales and dolphins can be seen from shore!

20 miles of trails for hiking and biking and a boardwalk through the cypress swamp give you access to most of the park.

Have an adventure fishing, boating, kayaking, swimming, hiking, biking, and camping at First Landing State Park in Virginia.

And why stay at a hotel? The park has 200 campsites and 20 cabins.

Get your guide to First Landing State Park in Virginia here

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