Westmoreland State Park
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.
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.
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 two or three times per year and always enjoy ourselves.
Great swimming pool and large campsites in Campground A. All of the lifeguards at the pool were very friendly and the staff in the campground was very friendly too. The Camp Host came by several times to check on us and offer us useful information. Loved the Discovery Center. Lots of shark teeth at Fossil Beach.
Awesome park. We had a blast. The campsites were nice and the kids loved the beaches. We stayed for 2 nights and said we have to go back because we barely sampled all of the activities.
Great Park with nice campsites, nice amenities, and some pretty fun things to do. They allow dogs and alcohol- both of which add to the fun of camping :-)