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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.



Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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!

Daniel & Donna Glembot

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Awesome State park. Nice campgrounds for A,B,C rigs, pop ups & ground camping. Nice trails, but the hill down to fossil beach can be a doozie for some on the way back up. Fossil beach is great and if you take your time, you will find at least one fossil. They have nice programs for kids, and there is also a pool during the summer months. If you go be sure to stop and George Washington's birth place. It is a free national monument and has an awesome tour. There is also the Lee family mansion. The Lee family had many important members of their family that have been instrumental to our county The tour is not free, but it is well worth the money. Both places are within just a few miles of the state park.

Neva Rotenberry

Sunday, June 10, 2018
This is a very nice park. There is tent, cabin and travel trailer camping year round. It is situated on the banks of the Potomac river. They also have a pool. If you want a cabin with a view of the river book early. They book fast and can be hard to rent in season. Love this state park.

Jenna Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Just recently went for the fossil hike with a 3 year old and two 7 year olds. We had such a good time! The kids loved it! After the hike they made shark teeth necklaces. We will be back!

Sharon Siepel

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Beautiful state park that offers two beach areas. Fossil beach is a half mile hike from parking lot and offers the opportunity to hunt for sharks teeth. Walking to the beach is all downhill, which means the return is the opposite. There are no bathroom facilities near fossil beach. The other beach you drive right up too. It offers plenty of parking, a pier, kayak rentals, picnic tables, small concession shop and more. Close to beach is Olympic size pool with bathroom facilities. There is a charge to use the pool. Park offers camping, cabins, visitor center, trails and much more. Really a gorgeous spot to visit.

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