Sandy Bottom Nature Park Info

Sandy Bottom Nature Park

Directions: The park is located at the corner of Hampton Roads Center Parkway (West) and Big Bethel Road (600). If you are coming from I-64, exit 261A will bring you directly to Big Bethel Road. Cross it, and the entrance will be on your right.

Park Map: Sandy Bottom Nature Park is Hampton's premier park consisting of a 456 acre environmental education and wildlife management facility. Born from borrow pits and garbage dumps, the park is truly a success story of reclamation of our natural resources. Miles of interconnecting trails provide area runners with a variety of surfaces and scenic views. TRAIL MAP The 24-Hour relay run consists of a loop starting on Trillium and continuing all the way to Whispering Pines.Turn left on Whispering Pines, then turn left again onto the Wetlands Trail. Stay on that all the way back to the Visitors Center. Download a park map

Facilities: Sandy Bottom Nature Park graciously provides the race parking, 24 hour restrooms and use of a large outdoor pavilion for staging the race. Runners may set up small 'camps' near the pavilion for resting and gear storage. Campsites and tent cabins are available and may be reserved through the park by calling (757) 825-4657. ABSOLUTELY NO CAMPERS OR RV'S MAY BE PARKED IN THE PARKING LOT. For more information on camping facilities and regulations, please contact the park directly.

Minding Our Manners: Special thanks to the city of Hampton and Sandy Bottom Nature Park for hosting our race for the 12th year! Remember we are guests of the park and that other, non-runners, will be out enjoying the park during the race. Please be aware of and adhere to park rules regarding parking and camping. We strive to leave the park and facilites just as we found them.

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