For those with a valid Virginia fishing licence, fresh and brackish water fishing is available. Car-top launch facilities are available; however there are no facilities for trailer launching. The picnic areas include drinking water, grills, restroom facilities, picnic tables, and a playground.
Park interpretive programs include: beachcombing, pond studies, birdwatching, canoe trips, fishing clinic, active volunteer program, night hikes, teacher workshops, and evening programs. The Junior Ranger program is a three-day activity for children ages 6 to 11. It offers a hands-on environmental education experience that promotes stewardship and strong conservation, recreation and protection ethics. For those who like to hike, there are more than three miles of hiking trails that wind through the park providing a glimpse of nature by the bay. Elevated walkways allow visitors to explore some of the marsh areas in the park.
||The Environmental Education Center provides an opportunity for teachers to conduct environmental studies in natural settings. In addition, the park participates in Virginia’s State Parks: Your Backyard Classroom program.The Elizabeth Hartwell Environmental Education Center features exhibits on the plant and animal life of the area, local history, hands-on activities, a resource library, volunteer exhibits and roving interpretive displays.