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Disappointed with Fossil beach, half of it was closed due to landslides. It is a .6 mile hike down... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeannie V
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Towanda, Pennsylvania, United States
Come early for the best spot

We have been here twice over the last 2 months. It is a great place to kayak, swim, and do some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
anyarp2017
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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A state park that consists of rivefront beaches, hiking trails, and boat rentals over 1,300 acres.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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145 Cliff Rd, Colonial Beach, VA 22520-2074
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+1 800-933-7275
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disappointed with Fossil beach, half of it was closed due to landslides. It is a .6 mile hike down and .6 mile hike back up. There is no benches along the way. They use to have a bench half way. Only one bench at the...More

Thank Jeannie V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family has been going to Westmoreland since I was a child (over 30 years ago) and some of my favorite childhood memories are associated with this park. Recently, there was an incident with the park ranger giving my brother a ticket for trespassing after...More

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Westmoreland State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am so sorry for your experience. I can only explain that the issue is that our neighbor - Stratford Hall - has been very upset about our visitors trespassing on their property and they do not allow fossil hunting. Before we agreed to be...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here twice over the last 2 months. It is a great place to kayak, swim, and do some easy trails. Gets very busy on holidays and Saturdays. For example, 4th of July parking filled up and park closed before 10am. If you...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

I love everything about this Gem of a state park. There is nothing to dislike. It is great place for hiking and a picnic. It's a great place to stay. It has a nice pool and it is just always a great experience here. I...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2018

We camped at Westmoreland for four nights in early July. The campground is mostly wooded and the sites are about average sized for Virginia state parks. There are some very nice private sites for tents, but most of the hookup sites are less private. There...More

1  Thank drivingmissbetsy
Reviewed July 13, 2018

I went to Westmoreland SP on the recommendation of a friend. I was charged a $7 entrance fee. I went later in the day so I really only explored the visitor center and fossil beach. There is a short hike to Fossil Beach, but it...More

2  Thank jarjam6566
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We stayed in one of the cabins and had the best time. Everything we needed was right there. Trails to hike and the river and shoreline to explore. Camping sites and a pool also there.

Thank Jeanine M
Reviewed July 5, 2018

We spent two nights in one of the air-conditioned cabins in late June. Enjoyed no TV or radio. Quite corner of the park, but walking distance to the waterfront. Unfortunately, small craft warnings on the Potomac shut down kayak rentals. Very friendly staff. Close to...More

Thank tholmes15
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Took the family and children here to hunt for sharks teeth. While we found a few small ones, after a lot of searching, this park's beach appears to be very well looked over already. The park itself those is gorgeous and has a lot to...More

1  Thank James N
Reviewed June 7, 2018

We rented the Potomac Retreat Center for a week for our family of 11 people that included 7 grandchildren. We also had 4 others join us for the weekend. It is very nicely located on the bank of the Potomac, next to a large parking...More

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TMC556
August 18, 2017|
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Response from Claire M | Reviewed this property |
We were in cabin ten on our second visit. It was neat because it was one of the original log cabins built. The downside was that it did not have a screened porch. We scoped out other cabins, and think that maybe 23 and... More
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June 9, 2017|
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Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
Because the beach front area is so popular on major holiday weekends in the summer, we do not rent the shelter then. We could not guarantee that you or your guests will make it into the park that day. Sorry.
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