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Westmoreland State Park, Colonial Beach

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 130 reviews on the web
Westmoreland State Park lies within Westmoreland County, from which it takes its name. The park extends about one and a half miles along the Potomac River, and its 1,311 acres neighbor the former homes of both George Washington and Robert E. Lee. The park’s Horsehead Cliffs provide visitors with a spectacular view of the Potomac River. In addition to the scenic beauty at Westmoreland, the park offers hiking, camping, cabins, fishing, boating and swimming. Visitors can enjoy the park’s vacation cabins as well. The visitor center, open during summer, gives an informative historical and ecological perspective to an important natural area on the coastal plain. Westmoreland also offers the Murphy Hall Conference Center and the Potomac River Retreat, which is an upscale overnight accommodation.
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  • Lovely park, with some great trails heading down to the river shore. We only had time to hit two trails, but enjoyed each. Park also features a visitors and small nature center. Perfect romantic spot ...  read more »
  • It was our first trip to a Virginia State Park. We were attracted by the option of staying in a climate controlled cabin. We stayed for my 50th birthday retreat. I will be back. Our cabin was number 3...  read more »
  • I found a bunch of beautiful fossils on this beach. The hike to the beach is a little steep but very pretty. I like to dig along the shore line. 
  • Great place to camp. Good sites and restrooms. The fossil beach and pool added to the enjoyment. Great views of the Potomac. One thing of note, some camp sites are secluded while others are out in the open. We were lucky enough to get a nice secluded area while other groups were not. Recommend planning ahead to reserve the best location available.
  • My family had a wonderful time here last Labor Day weekend. We stayed in a cabin, swam, hiked, hunted for fossils, roasted marshmallows. The naturalists were very knowledgable, and they led a fantastic night hike focusing on senses. Very educational. I can't wait to take my Girl Scout troop here some year!
  • This is a lovely, uncrowded place to explore. The fossil beach is great and we were able to find several really nice shark teeth, ray plates, and fossilized bone fragments. The cliffs on the Potomac are stunning.
  • Nice hike to fossil Beach. Very clean! Only complaint is now if you come from out of state you have to pay a higher fee. So not fair! We live in Maryland and we already have to pay $6 to cross the bridge. And now $9 to enter the park...very disappointed
  • Campgrounds and cabins galore, this place offers a great weekend getaway. Hike to Fossil Beach is short and nice. The beach itself is very beautiful offering some fantastic views of cliffs nearby.
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