View More Events

Westmoreland State Park

"Music on the Cliffs" at Westmoreland State Park

Pack a picnic dinner and enjoy great music and great views. The dates for 2024 are as follows:

  • June 15, 2024. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tommy Filkoski
  • July 20, 2024. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hard To Tell
  • Aug. 17, 2024. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sally & Brian
  • Sept. 21, 2024. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tyler Nichols
Have a Picnic at Westmoreland State ParkPicnic Area

Westmoreland State Park was opened in 1936 as one of the six orignal ones in Virginia! It has about one and a half miles of water frontage along the beautiful Potomac River and its next door neighbors are the lands containing the former homes of both President George Washington and Robert E. Lee.

Horsehead Cliffs provide visitors with a spectacular view of the Potomac. Look to the skies and you may even spot a bald eagle or two! Activities here include hiking, camping, fishing, boating, biking and swimming (in their great Olympic sized pool!) and hunting for fossilized shark's teeth. There's a Visitor Center, gift shop, snack bar and a boathouse that sells gas, ice, bait and other fishing supplies. Kayaks and rowboats are available for rent too.

I have been here walking with my dogs, which they absolutely loved and I've also attended a picnic here, in Picnic Shelter 1, which makes you feel like you are up in the treetops. There's room for plenty of people and it has a great view of the river and the beach area. The walking trail behind it leads to the pool. 

The pool closed in 2020 due to Covid and remains closed indefinitely due to the cost of maintenance and upkeep.

Picnic Shelter 1 at Westmoreland State ParkPicnic Shelter 1

Camping at Westmoreland State Park

The park offers plenty of spaces for RV's and tents, rustic camping cabins as well as the more upscale five-bedroom Potomac River Retreat facility. These spaces can even be reserved online. Lots of options for fun things to do in the park's 1,311 acres! Keep an eye on their events calendar for special hikes and guided tours. There are also events such as holiday celebrations, wildlife tracking, cooking demonstrations, geocaching, fossil hikes, kayak tours and so much more!

To get here from Colonial Beach, take Route 205 to Route 3 east and look for the entrance to the park on your left.

1650 State Park Road
Montross, VA 22520-9717
Phone: 804-493-8821
Park Map

Named Park of the Month for Nov. 2013 by Virginia Outdoors

The fishing pier at Westmoreland State ParkFishing Pier
In The News: Possible improvements planned for Westmoreland State Park

Return from Westmoreland State Park to Things to Do

Return to the Home page

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.
Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

Connect with us:

Colonial Beach Virginia Attractions - Blog RSS
Twitter Colonial Beach Virginia Attractions
Facebook Colonial Beach Virginia Attractions
LinkedIn Colonial Beach Virginia Attractions
Colonial Beach Virginia Attractions - YouTube
Flickr Photos - Colonial Beach Virginia Attractions
Follow Us on Pinterest
View ColBchVAttracts's profile on slideshare
Virginia Is For Lovers logo