Westmoreland State Park

1650 State Park Road

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.


Beth M

Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017

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!

victoria ramsey

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

We stayed there for the weekend as my son finished up with Youth Conservation Camp. This park is beautiful, from the over look at the cliffs, the deer roaming around ,to pool that over looks the beach area. We stayed in a cabin which are really neat and clean.🏕 Pool was huge and my kids loved the slides. Shark tooth searching is a must! 🦈

Emma Krueger

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

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!

Christopher O'Brien

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018

Have always loved this place. Have been here 3 times. 2 of them when young, and once in Nov. 2017. A beautiful place to hike and enjoy the views from the cliffs. Also, a nice place to camp.

Rather LiveInKeyWest

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

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.