- False Cape got its name from its resemblance to Cape Henry. When viewed from the ocean, ship captains mistook it for the real Cape Henry running aground many a ship in its shallow waters. As a consequence, False Cape is known as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic“.
- A community called Wash Woods, was established by some survivors of a shipwreck around the 16th or early 17th century.
- In more recent history, False Cape became a popular location for a number of hunt clubs because of its plentiful waterfowl.
- Now a state park, False Cape is a destination for kayakers navigating its remote and pristine shorelines.
For more False Cape history, join us on our navigation and primitive camping trip, A Paddle Through Time. Kerry
— Kerry Pflugh