Westmoreland State Park, Colonial Beach

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Westmoreland State Park lies within Westmoreland County, Virginia. The park extends about one and a half miles along the Potomac River and covers 1,321 acres. The Horsehead Cliffs provide visitors with a panoramic view of the Potomac River, and lower levels feature fossils and beach access. The park offers hiking, camping, cabins, fishing, boating and swimming, although mechanical issues in 2021 kept the swimming facility closed. Located on the Northern Neck Peninsula, the park is close to historical sites featuring earlier eras: George Washington's birthplace and Stratford Hall, the birthplace of Robert E. Lee.
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  • Great state park. Campgrounds and cabins to rent. Nice day use area. We did a ranger lead hike to fossil beach and found a sharks tooth fossil. 
    Great state park. Campgrounds and cabins to rent. Nice day use area. We did a ranger lead hike to fossil beach and found a sharks tooth fossil.  more »
  • We camped at the Westmoreland State Park for 5 days, over the fourth of July holiday. We had water and electric hookups, but no sewer. The beaches and the hiking trails were wonderful and we... 
    We camped at the Westmoreland State Park for 5 days, over the fourth of July holiday. We had water and electric hookups, but no sewer. The beaches and the hiking trails were wonderful and we...  more »
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  • Beautiful place! Went just for the afternoon, it costs $10. We went to fossil beach and had an awesome time. Will definitely be going back. It is a long walk to fossil beach, going down there is easy, coming back up is a challenge if you have a lot of stuff and small kids with you. Beautiful trails.
  • Nice park, but being so close to a large metropolitan area usually means there are a lot of people with less than adequate camping etiquette. Nice people, but not really concerned whether or not they are intruding in your personal space. Campsites tend to be small, are very close to one another and during the summer months are usually full of weekend warriors. Campground A was so crowded and cramped, with people and vehicles that it looked like a camp for refugees. The group that camped across from us were interesting folks. Very nice, but there must have been twelve of them in one campsite and they brought a full size, stainless steel, four burner grill! First time I've ever seen that, but I was especially intrigued at their ability to turn their half ton pickup into a kiddy pool. Yep, they put a couple tarps in the bed and filled it with water. My only complaint, is that instead of parking their four vehicles on their side of the road, they park three feet from my camper. Again, nice folks, but when I camp I prefer a little more solitude. Would have given four stars, but Rangers did nothing to manage the overcrowded sites...which is kinda their job. If you are going to have a rule about how many people can be in a site, then you should be prepared to enforce it or get rid of the rule.

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