Westmoreland State Park

1650 State Park Road
804-493-8821

On the Potomac River's Northern Neck, this park offers many opportunities for family fun. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has an Olympic-sized swimming pool and an adjacent bathhouse, meeting area, snack bar, camp store and power-boat ramp. You'll also find a visitor center, campgrounds, camping cabins, cabins, a playground, a fishing pier, boat rentals and 6 miles of trails. Fossil collectors enjoy hunting for ancient shark teeth along the Potomac. Offshore breakwaters are great for fishing. Birding enthusiasts find the park an excellent site for spotting American bald eagles, ospreys, kingfishers, great blue herons, common terns, green herons and gulls, as well as wintering waterfowl. The Potomac River Retreat is an overnight center suitable for family reunions and other gatherings of up to 16. Its waterfront location provides docking space at a boathouse. Murphy Hall, atop Horse Head Cliffs, offers a superb view of the Potomac River. The hall accommodates up to 72 people for meetings and other gatherings. Amenities include audiovisual equipment, a warming kitchen for catered events and an executive board room.


Reviews

Ernesto Monterroso

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Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

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.

Kirk Degler

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Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

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.

Susan Stewart

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Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

Great for groups of friends or families. Several campsites to choose from - some closer to pool and activity areas, some more private - something for everyone. Kayak rentals were great! Staff was incredibly helpful and polite.

Paul Kuda

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Great place to take the family camping. Sites are great. All gravel, they do not want you camping G in the grass areas. With that said, some sites are better than others. Campground A was great, u sure about and C. Bath and laundry rooms. Well kept. They cleaned them at least once maybe more each day. Less than a 3 minute walk from anywhere in A. The conservation police rolled through the sites at least twice and hour. The grounds are very well kept. Fossil Beach was a blast. The hiking trails are very well maintained. The boathouse and ramp were great. The camp store was stocked. The discovery center was educational for kids and adults. Everywhere is dog friendly (except pool for obvious reasons). Now for the bad (ish). The main beach is nice but the water was pretty dirty when we went. For a lack of better terms, it was a bit ghetto. Folks grabbed picnic tables and tossed their stuff there and left for the pool or elsewhere hogging the space all day. The pool is huge, but crowded and fairly dirty. Kids were raucous. Fossil Beach is the best option. 1/2 mile walk to some relaxation. They have cabins which seemed nice and little shacks too. Not bad for those not into tent life. All in all a great park. They do a fantastic job. Check in is first come first serve, so get there as early as you can. Snag a good site. Fire wood there is 6 bucks a bundle and it is a good bundle. Ice is $3 for a small bag. They also have a bunch of activities for kids and families. Can't wait to return.

Danny Mcclain

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Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

Camping, fishing, swimming and many other things that are great to do outdoors. My family had a great time we thoroughly enjoyed it. Especially the financial aspects. Can't beat the price for a week with your family.