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Westmoreland State Park

Photo Credit: Virginia Dept. Conservation & Recreation
Westmoreland State Park, located near the Potomac River in the northern region of Virginia, is close enough to Richmond and Washington D.C. for a day trip, but beautiful and secluded enough to feel worlds away.

Visitors to the park will find plenty of opportunity to hike, fish, boat, camp, and take in the spectacular views of the Potomac River from the Horsehead Cliffs.

Westmoreland State Park is a place with something for everyone.

Location

Westmoreland State Park is six miles northwest of Montross, Virginia and just off of Route 3. It faces the Potomac River.

The address of the park is 145 Cliff Road, Montross, VA 22520.

The park is two hours from Washington, D.C., an hour and a half from Richmond, and five hours from Roanoke.

Activities

Fishing and boating in the Potomac River is permitted yearround. A valid fishing license is required.

Fishing supplies, such as ice, bait, and tackle, can be purchased in the park’s boathouse.

Powerboats are permitted in the Potomac River.

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, kayaks and paddleboats can be rented in the park.

For kayakers, the park offers Kayak Interpretive Trips on weekends throughout the summer. These trips provide basic instruction, safety tips, and a guided tour along the shoreline of the river.

Participants can make a reservation for one of these trips by calling the Reservation Center at 800-933-7275.

In addition to fishing and boating, the park has seven hiking trails and one bicycle trail. These trails cover over six miles of land.

A picnic area, overlooking the Potomac, is equipped with tables, shelters, grills, and restrooms. These facilities can be reserved by calling 1-800-PARK.

Overnight Facilities

Westmoreland State Park offers a variety of accommodations for overnight guests.

Cabins can be rented for a week at a time. All cabins have a kitchen area, a living area, bedrooms, heat pumps, grills, and a picnic table.

Some cabins have a screened in porch.

The park has 133 campsites which come both with or without electric and water hookups. The park’s group campsite can accommodate up to 40 people.

All campsites have enough space for two vehicles, a fire ring, and a nearby bathhouse. Firewood is sold at the park, and guests are asked not to bring their own.

The Potomac River Retreat

This resort like facility faces the Potomac River, and accommodates up to 16 people.

This retreat house is perfect for reunions, family gatherings, and meetings. The house has a large common area, a large deck with a view of the river, patio tables, chaise lounges, and a charcoal grill.

Swimming is free for all overnight guests.

Westmoreland State Park has everything needed to be an escape into nature for capital city dwellers and country folk alike.

Location: Westmoreland County
Address: 145 Cliff Road, Montross, VA, 22520
Telephone: (804) 493-8821
Web site: www.dcr.virginia.gov
Latitude: 38.161125
Longitude: -76.865002
Categories: > Northern Virginia. > State Parks.

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