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Westmoreland State Park Campground

145 Cliff Rd., Montross, Virginia 22520 USA

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“even though its in the east of the state!”

On the Potomac River's Northern Neck, this park offers many opportunities for family fun. It has an Olympic-sized swimming pool and an adjacent bathhouse, meeting area, snack bar, camp store and power-boat ramp. You'll also find a visitor center, campgrounds, camping cabins, cabins, a fishing pier, boat rentals and six miles of trails. Fossil collectors enjoy hunting for ancient shark teeth along the Potomac. The park’s Horsehead Cliffs provide visitors with a spectacular view of the Potomac River. Offshore breakwaters are great for fishing. Westmoreland also offers the Murphy Hall Conference Center and the Potomac River Retreat, which is an upscale overnight accommodation.Birding enthusiasts find the park an excellent site for spotting American bald eagles, ospreys, kingfishers, great blue herons, common terns, green herons and gulls, as well as wintering waterfowl. The Potomac River Retreat is an overnight center suitable for family reunions and other gatherings of up to 16. Its waterfront location provides docking space at a boathouse. Murphy Hall, atop Horse Head Cliffs, offers a superb view of the Potomac River. The hall accommodates up to 65 people for meetings and other gatherings. Amenities include audiovisual equipment, a warming kitchen for catered events and a break-out room.

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12 people have reviewed this location

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4.6 Access
4.7 Location
4.0 Cleanliness
3.5 Site Quality
4.2 Noise

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Verizon 4G

Confirmed by 7 users | Last reported on May 24, 2023

AT&T 4G

Confirmed by 3 users | Last reported on November 17, 2016

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Confirmed by 1 users | Last reported on June 17, 2019
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Reviewed by
Campendium

October 07, 2016
Rated

We have visited many of Virginia's State Parks and they have all been great. We arrived in the evening and is normal with most of the State Parks, it's first come first served. We stayed in Campground A, and like other reviewers found the spots to very un-level. We had to abandon our first spot and noticed that the Camp Host spot was available. After confirming we could use it, we setup camp. It had a sewer connection as well. That's not the norm, but we were happy we got lucky. The park has great trails, but to get to the river, you have a serious elevation change, so when hiking the are moderately difficult hikes include long hills or stairs. One thing we have noticed about the state parks are that most are large and require some kind of transportation (bikes, but car is preferable in this park due to hills) to get to park features. Beach and pool area were great. Lot's of tables and grilling stations, a snack bar (wasn't open as we were there in off season) kayak/canoe rentals etc. View was spectacular. We didn't use bathhouse so can't comment on those. Also rangers were friendly and very helpful.

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Nightly Rate: $30.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: A1

4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Reviewed by
Campendium

November 17, 2016
Rated

We liked the forested setting, the numerous trails, and the scenic beach. We didn't like the ridiculously un-level sites, the non-working water spigots, and the lack of privacy between sites. Overall it was a nice campground, but certainly not deserving of 5 stars.

A few things to keep in mind. Your reservation is not site specific which means you get to choose a site upon arrival. If you're arriving during a busy time of year this could mean you get stuck with the site at a 45-degree angle with a busted water spigot. Generators are NOT allowed. If you need power pay for a site with electric (and forget about solar here - too many trees). The sites in loop B are level but very close together. The sites in loop A are all crazy un-level but farther apart. The bathhouse in loop A is old, but clean with plenty of hot water and is even heated (important on a chilly fall morning). There is a washer and dryer in loop A that only costs $1.00 for each and works well.

During the time of our visit the pool and nature center were closed for the year, but we enjoyed the trails, the beach, and the surrounding area. Be sure to check out George Washington's Birthplace only a few miles down the road.

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Nightly Rate: $35.00

Days Stayed: 7

Site Number: A34

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
2 Site Quality
4 Noise

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Reviewed by
Campendium

June 17, 2019
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We are avid campers. This was the worst grounds we have ever stayed at. The sites are so close together good luck having any privacy. Our fire pit was about 4 feet from the next site over. The site says a limit of 6 campers per site, but that obviously isn’t upheld as there was a family next site over that had at least 30 people all partying and blasting Mariachi band music so loud we could barely talk. The pool was DISGUSTING! There was all kinds of gross floaties, it was over crowded, and once we witnessed kids puking in the water and the maintenance people simply scooped the chunks out and resumed as normal, we were done.

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Nightly Rate: $35.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: B001

4 Access
4 Location
1 Cleanliness
1 Site Quality
1 Noise

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Reviewed by
Campendium

December 01, 2019
Rated

We enjoyed last open weekend of season - Nov. 29‐30, 2019. Cold and not many campers so smallish sites were not an issue. We reserved a site thru Reserve America so we could see photos of site before arriving. Sites offer forested tree cover for shaded camping. Good dry wood available so we nestled around campfires. Then hiked beautiful trails with gorgeous wintertime views of Rappahannock River. Trails often follow high ridge lines or near the steep bluffs along the river. Definitely hike Laurel Point Trail through groves of mountain laurel and the River Trail along the beach and then up a Lord of the Rings staircase to follow the bluffs. Summertime visits offer beaches, swimming pool, picnic areas, 7 miles of nice trails, and great views of river.

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Nightly Rate: $35.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: Campground B - site 18

5 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
4 Noise

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Verizon 4G

Reviewed by
RickGnVA

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April 03, 2022
Rated

We stayed here this weekend (April 1-3) as a base camp for the 2022 Stratford Hall Oyster and Wine Festival. Sites were nicely arranged for our group. Nice wooded sites that provide enough pick up wood to supplement what you buy there ($9 a bundle). Great trails to explore. The Fossil Beach hike is very nice. It wore our dogs out… it’s about a mile in and you are rewarded with a great beach to hunt sharks teeth. The rangers have a lot of programs for kids. If you Geocache there a a lot of nice caches to find.

Site A31 was great. Only needed one block to get perfectly level but could have been fine without it. Nice fire ring with adjustable cooking rack.

Dump station is convenient on the main road in.

Closest store is a convenience store right outside the park gate. Full grocery store is about 30 min away in Montross.

Bathroom was clean.

Very nice State park overall.

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Nightly Rate: $35.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: A31

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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May 25, 2022
Rated

We stayed here at Westmoreland for 6 nights (May19-24). It was a great base camp for the exploring the numerous historical sites near by like Stratford Hall. It was also close to my cousin in nearby Montross so double points for that.

We were in B loop and during the week we we sometimes the only ones there.. it did fill up on the weekend. Loved the wooded shady sites and was able to get our big 42ft coach in our site no problem. It was also fairly level.

The Bathroom near our site was old and dated but clean.

The park staff are nice but could do a better job explaining how to get to our site. The map they gave me wasn’t detailed and it was a bit confusing.

There is a-lot to do at Westmoreland trails to explore. The Fossil Beach hike is very nice and the beach area by the kayak concession area is a great place to see the sunset.

The T-Mobile cell coverage isn’t great .. usually 1 bar of LTE but we have a cell booster which really helped.

Very nice State park overall.

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roadtripper5137493 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $38.00

Days Stayed: 6

Site Number: B28

4 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise
  • 13 Reviews
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June 23, 2022
Rated

Westmoreland SP near Montross VA, was the first campground that we stayed at with our new2us motorhome. Now it’s been years since we’ve camped and the last time was in a cabin at Worlds End SP in PA, then before that was Lackawanna SP near Clarks Summit PA, and that was in just a tent.

So to judge Westmoreland without a frame of reference might sque it in one direction or another; but from what we experience it would have checked off many things on the typical campers checklist.

Reservation System: First off I thought the reservation system was easy to use and establish our reservation easily. We snagged a water and electric site, which for a Thursday/Friday I thought was pretty nice.

Site: For the site, we were in A28 and it was heavily wooded and afforded a lot of nice shade. It was a gravelish hardpack, and I’ll call it a swing through vs a pull-through that comes in one road and goes out to another. It was pretty level and off camber to the starboard side about 2 inches for the width of the coach. But with our cribbing we were able to level up just fine.

Electric: Electric was placed just right and though it was a 30amp service it was stable and reliable, staying right at 116 to 117VAC.

Water: The water was good, without smells or taste that I could taste/smell; the pressure was good.

Bathhouses: Bathhouses were dispersed evenly, Dumpsters were at the entrance to each of the three camp loops.

Dump Station: Dump Station was laid out nicely with two lanes, and it was easy to get in. Again since I was a first time dumper, I have nothing to compare to. But I didn’t get any poo on me or the ground, so I thought I did pretty well for my first time.

Visitor Center: The Visitor Center was nice, well appointed, and stocked with camper swag. I guess there was internet in the building, because there was a fellow sitting at a table with his laptop. The staff was friendly and professional, and readily available across all venues. We saw many ranger and park police driving through at very comforting intervals. The camp host was friendly, busy and available all the time.

The beach along the Potomac was very nice and very clean. The pool looked inviting as well. We didn’t go into the camp store or snackbar so I’ll refrain from grading it.

Documentation and maps were accurate and comprehensive. Quiet time was adhered to and it was very peaceful and quiet.

Verizon was 2 bars, but usable. Again there was Wifi at the Visitor Center.

I wish the system had a military discount for out-of-state campers.

All and all it was a wonderful experience

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Nightly Rate: $45.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: A28

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

May 24, 2023
Rated

Westmoreland Is A Great Place For Most Campers For A Fun And Relaxing Stay. The Roads In are Adequate Two Lane Roads. The Roads Inside The Park Are Well-Maintained And Are Wide Enough For An Rv. We Stayed In The A Loop. It Has Electric (20/ 30 amp)And water. The sites were nicely spaced and wooded. However, they need to bring in some gravel and re-level the campsites. They have become pretty unlevel, and most of the gravel has gone away, leaving the sites muddy and bumpy. The campground hosts were friendly and did a good job of keeping the campground clean and organized. Like mini state parks, campground suffers from some deferred maintenance. In particular, the bathrooms are old and the king. They also have no climate control, which is something you really need in Virginia. The campground is pet friendly and we so lots of pets. Finally, our Verizon signal was kind of weak. We could still work remotely.

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Nightly Rate: -

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: A04

4 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
4 Noise

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  • 58 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 07, 2015
Rated

Rate listed is for an in-state resident standard site. Electric/water site is $30. Out of state residents fees are $24/$35.

We tent camped last spring with my daughter's girl scout troop. The two campground loops are in wooded shady areas. Most sites are smaller and not big rig accessible, but a few are. We squeezed two tents on to the tent pad and it was a tight fit. Reservations are available but not site specific. We saw a raccoon and fox in the campground after dark. The bath house and showers were adequate, but the hot water did run out during the busy Saturday evening.

The park is located along the Potomac river. There is a Fossil Hike that is about a mile long down to the river. You can search for fossils and sharks teeth in the sand along the river's edge. Park has some sifters they lend out on a first come first serve basis to sift through sand to look for items. Ranger led programs are also available in-season. A boat launch is available as well as a swimming pool (to early in the season when we were there.) The boat launch and swimming are included in camping fees. The camp store sold firewood and "forgotten" camping needs. No real groceries beyond s'more things.

We did have some Verizon cell service but I don't remember has good it was.

We are considering camping here again this summer as a family.

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Nightly Rate: $20.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: -

5 Access
5 Location
3 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
3 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

November 09, 2015
Rated

I called ahead to check availability and the girl who answered the phone was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We knew we would be arriving after 4:30pm, so she told us to go to Campsite A and find an open spot. The blue signs signified water and electric hookups. I asked about payment and was informed that they work on the honor system and we could "settle up in the morning". It was dark when we arrived, but the roads were very easy to navigate and the pull-through was very flat.
The sunrise over the Potomac was gorgeous! We also did one of the easy paths down to fossil beach. We have a 1-year-old and 3-year-old, the path was reasonably easy. We weren't there for very long, but I would definitely go back for a longer stay.

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Nightly Rate: $40.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: A6

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Westmoreland State Park Campground

145 Cliff Rd.
Montross, Virginia
22520 USA
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