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Wild Weekends at False Cape State Park

Winter Blue Goose Tram Tours through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park are perfect for Winter Wildlife Watching.

Winter on the coast is a thing of beauty and you can experience the pristine beauty of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park during Blue Goose Tram tours this winter.

False Cape's pristine beachDon't forget your camera!  False Cape's pristine beach is prime birding habitat!


Tram tours also include a 1-mile hike through the maritime forest to the Wash Woods community historic sites where the Wash Woods church steeple and graveyard remain.  Experience, if only for a moment, the rugged lifestyle of these hardy souls who made a living on this barrier spit island.

Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear

The winter 2013 tour schedule is January 20, February 10, February 24, March 10, and March 24. 

All tours are from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Please arrive 15-20 minutes early.  All tours require pre-registration by calling Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center at 757-301-7329. The cost $8/adult and $6/children & seniors. Trams are unheated and open-air. Please dress warmly, wear appropriate footwear, and bring water and snacks. 

The open-air trams are great for wildlife viewing and photography.

The open-air trams are perfect for wildlife viewing and photography.

Click here for the 2013 Virginia State Parks program schedule. Check back often! More programs are being added to the schedule every day!

False Cape State Park is located in the Sandbridge area of Virginia Beach.

LOCATION: From Interstate 64, exit on to Indian River Road East. Go 13 miles, then turn left onto Newbridge Road, then right onto Sandbridge Road. Next, turn right onto Sandpiper Road to Little Island City Park. Parking fees required Memorial Day to Labor Day. Day use only parking also is available at Back Bay Wildlife Refuge.

From First Landing State Park and oceanfront, turn east onto Shore Drive (Route 60); follow Pacific Avenue to General Booth Boulevard, then left on Princess Anne Road and then straight onto Sandbridge Road. Turn right onto Sandpiper Road to Little Island City Park. Parking fees are required from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Drive Time: From Virginia Beach's oceanfront to Little Island city parking lot is about 40 minutes.

Published: 01/25/2013

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