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Westmoreland State Park

Colonial Beach, VA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking, Motor-boating, Swimming
Description: A state park that consists of rivefront beaches, hiking trails, and boat rentals over 1,300 acres.
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
82 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I spent a few hours hiking in the park with my young son and we had a lot of fun. To help keep my son engaged and entertained during our hike, I found an interesting iPhone app called "Git Your Goat." It lets you create a lot of goats along the trail and when you reach the spot with a... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We loved our week here. The cabin was rustic, but very clean, no bugs inside, and had everything we needed, AC, bathroom and kitchen. There was a grill and a fire pit for cooking that we used every night. And an indoor fireplace that would be lovely in the winter months! We stayed in cabin 12, which I highly recommend.... More

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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112 reviews 112 reviews
52 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After reading the positive reviews, I added this to our family vacation itinerary and am so glad I did! We wanted to include some beach access into our Virginia vacation, but being that we were staying centered in Fredericksburg and Luray, we didn't want to add the additional driving required to oceanside, so we elected for a Potomac-river-side daytrip that... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

When experiencing your life-long desire to go camping, you not only hope you don't experience equipment failure, that you have the right stuff to take out into the forrest, take enough supplies and eats, not to mention somewhat know what you're doing - but also choosing the right location. You hope to have beautiful landscape, incredible geography, great fauna and... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My family with 4 younger kids really enjoyed the view from the visitor's center, the short hike to the beach and exploring the beach for shells & fossils. The views were outstanding, the beaches clean & soft and the water warm.

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King George, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My grandson (who is 5) wanted to go to the park. I looked Westmoreland up on Google and we were on our way. We loved walking around and he really loved the beach. It wasn't far to drive and wasn't expensive. It was a great day out in the fresh air, walking and having fun. Looking forward to doing it... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

On a bicycle tour, tent camped with my husband one night. We would like to have stayed longer but it was totally booked. Very nice campgrounds with tent pad and picnic table for each one. Showers and bathrooms with hot water to boot, a luxury to us when we are bicycle touring. The beach was nice too and the pool... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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285 reviews 285 reviews
72 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Another great park with a pleasant visitors center, camping, and many trails. There is a beach and a swimming pool and some public spaces inside. But outside is where the action is. One step into the water puts you into another state (Maryland) but enter the trails and experience a serene state of mind. You can venture into the historic... More

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