Westmoreland State Park, Colonial Beach

4.5
#30 of 71 in Nature in Virginia
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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  • My husband & I stayed in cabin 20 this past weekend, and used that as our “home base” for exploring the area. The park was absolutely beautiful as the trees were aglow with the colors of fall. The cam...  more »
  • When I am in the need for nature, I know that I come to this beautiful state park for peace and tranquility. The fossil beach is stunning and a great place to spend quality time with the family. There...  more »
  • Stayed at Westmoreland State park for three nights this Sept. Had a two bedroom cabin that was perfect for four adults and an infant. Cabin 21 had a great location and provided a wonderful view. Every...  more »
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  • Love this place! Short, but good, nice hike to get to “Fossil Beach.” The beach is very pretty with cliffs on both sides. Anytime that we have gone, there have only been two or three other people there. It’s a great place to take the dogs, as long as they stay on leash. We have seen Bald Eagles, which was great and just the other day there were a bunch of small lobsters (I think) which was really interesting. I have had a lot of luck finding some pretty good sharks teeth as well!
  • BEAUTIFUL!!!! There isn't much more to say about the place. Fossil beach is a must see! Kids were fighting shark teeth left and right! We took our dog as well and it was very dog friendly! Lots of trails to explore and a visitors center. Cost 5 dollars to get in and it is well worth it!
  • Westmoreland State Park at 145 Cliff Road in Montross, VA is an outstanding park. Clean. Friendly staff. Neat "Fossil Beach" where you can go to find a few sharks teeth, and an excellent five mile walking path. We go to Westmoreland at least five or six times per year and always enjoy ourselves.
  • Great camping experience! It's a very nice park. You really connect with nature. It was easy to do a reservation, and the park staff is very friendly. There are cabins for rent, and even spots where you can have electricity. It's $20 for a standard space at a campground if you have a tent plus $5 reservation fee. In my opinion it's totally worth it. There are restrooms and showers available as well in every campground.
  • Always a great time at this park. I've been going here since I was a child. During the cooler months, there are plenty of trails to enjoy, and in the summer, there's a large swimming pool -- complete with a diving board! The camp sites are well designed, and the staff have always been friendly.

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