Chippokes Plantation State Park Description
Chippokes Plantation State Park is one of the oldest working farms in the United States,
having been in operation since the 1600's. It is a living history museum, located rural Surry County along
the James River. The park includes several historic buildings and a farm and a forestry museum with antique farming equipment.
Activities available include picnicking, camping, fishing, canoeing, and swimming. Also, the park has a beach with access at the visitor center.
The 3 to 4 miles of paved and doubletrack trails are ideal for taking the family on a short bicycle ride. The James River
trail is a short ride down to the beach and beautiful views of the river. Note that the Equestrian Trail is a grass track and is
accessible to hikers and mountain bikers, but is geared towards equestrian use.