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Westmoreland State Park

Address: Colonial Beach, VA
Phone Number: 800-933-7275
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Motor-boating, Swimming
Owner description: A state park that consists of rivefront beaches, hiking trails, and boat rentals over 1,300 acres.
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Motor-boating, Swimming
Owner description: A state park that consists of rivefront beaches, hiking trails, and boat rentals over 1,300 acres.
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Virginia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Westmoreland State Park is located in the Northern Neck of Virginia. During our visit, we walked the Fossil Beach trail (about .45 miles one way) to pan for fossils. We did not find any but the ice covered sticks in the Potomac River gave the illusion of water fowl. It was high tide so not much beach walking could be... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

This place has the worst customer service I have ever experienced! First let me start by saying my husband serves our country in the U.S. Navy and I myself am prior Navy together we have a special needs son and we really wanted a getaway for Veteran's Day. We thought staying here and seeing George Washington's birthplace would be pretty... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is a state park so I expected to find things dated and kind of run down. I was pleasantly surprised! I am not a camper so I didnt sleep in the cabins. But I browsed. They are better than summer camp in the Pocono Mountains. That is all I know about camping. But...the trails are wonderful. The riverfront is... More 

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Colonial Beach, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Westmoreland State Park is Virginia's gem! It is the very best, and their staff are among the most attentive and helpful I have seen in the Commonwealth's state park system.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My family and I went for a day trip to hike a few trails and see what we could find at fossil beach. Unbeknownst to me the park was absoutly breathtaking. It had all the amenities to accommodate any group or family, was well kept and very clean. I cant wait to plan a weekend trip camping at ither one... More 

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Surry
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

After Labor Day, not crowded. Site are very nice and clean. Bath house is not clean and very small for the camp ground size.

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King George, Virginia
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My wife and I took the half mile hike to Fossil Beach. The trail is well maintained. The beach was not crowed for a Sunday. We spent about an hour and left with several good pictures of the Potomac River and three shark teeth. The park is clean and the staff was very helpful.

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crepy
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We ordered on line and renewed our fishing licence online too( for fishers). We arrived and stopped at the office, we were told to choose any site(we camp) it was a thursday, so plenty or spaces. It is FANTASTIC... We put our stuff and went for a walk, (kids, 19-14-13-10 and 8) the view on the potomac is unique. Is... More 

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New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My family and I visited Westmoreland State Park where we camped for a week. The experience was wonderful for all of us: mom, dad, our 10 year old son and 6 year old daughter. Located on the Potomac River and surrounded by lush green trees we set up our tent on a site we choose upon arrival. The sites were... More 

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Coupeville, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This very affordable campground has a lot to offer...hiking, birding, swimming, but best of all is the fossil hunting on Fossil Beach. Other reviewers found this park 'old' and complained about the lack of wi-fi. I don't know about you, but getting my kids off the grid for a few days is a positive experience, not one I'd complain about.... More 

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