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Westmoreland State Park lies within Westmoreland County, from which it takes its name. The park extends about one and a half miles along the Potomac River, and its 1,311 acres neighbor the former homes of both George Washington and Robert E. Lee. The parks Horsehead Cliffs provide visitors with a spectacular view of the Potomac River. In addition to the scenic beauty at Westmoreland, the park offers hiking, camping, cabins, fishing, boating and swimming. Visitors can enjoy the parks vacation cabins as well. The visitor center, open during summer, gives an informative historical and ecological perspective to an important natural area on the coastal plain. Westmoreland also offers the Murphy Hall Conference Center and the Potomac River Retreat, which is an upscale overnight accommodation.

First time take our dog on a trail hike. My pace was slower because of all of the smells he encountered. Few people on trail which worked good for me because I wasn't sure how he would be on trail, but will do it again with him.

2 months ago

First time on this trail- beautiful and loved hearing the waves crash over the rocks down by the beach. Definitely get your heart rate up by doing the series of stairs.

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4 months ago

Great view and trail run!!

5 months ago

Like they've said, easy at the beginning and very flat and still, but after a little over a mile, the ups and downs begin. The trail sort of ends at the cliffs and beach, which is not ideal for those looking for a loop. We followed the meadow trail to the road and walked by the visitor's center to the parking area for the trail.

6 months ago

Beautiful board walk & fossil beach. Natural clay washed up on beach from surrounding cliffs & lots of shells. Known for the shark teeth that can be found on the beach.

Beautiful campsites walking distance from the river.

6 months ago

Easy trail until the end with epic hill!

9 months ago

Trail winded through woods but does have a couple very steep hills. Trail ends at Fossil beach where you can try searching for fossil teeth. There is a little erosion in a spot or two. Keep in mind if you walk down the steep hill, you will have to come back up that same hill. It's a nice walk

Park boasted it was the best park in all of Virginia at the entrance. I doubted it, and then I saw fossil beach. While it may not be the most intense hike, Turkey Neck trail was enjoyable and if you run it you'll sweat! Really great conservation trail with exercise stations at intervals, this place has me thinking about a membership.

Nice trail, it's paved so kinda pedestrian but on the plus side it is handicap accessible.

11 months ago

Hiked today, nice view from trail across to the Potomac River, I connected from the Turkey Neck Trail and stopped at Fossil Beach. Seems to be a good circuit.

11 months ago

Wonderful trail the begining is a little pedestrian, but turns into better hike when you get closer to the marshy area. I'll definitely be going back in the warmer months.

Loved it we took a rescue pup here and it was a lot of work but the small beach was fun and the site was amazing!

One of my favorite places to car camp. very convenient, firewood provided and electric to make a a pot of coffee in the morning. We always take the trail to the beach to look for sharks teeth. like others said, the trails are not going to get you a great workout. just a quiet relaxing place in the woods.

Beautiful trails and great view of th eriver with picnic tables and camping available to stay for extended periods of time.

Decent campsites, went Labor Day weekend. Pitched a tent with boyfriend, sister stayed in an rv, and we had one friend in a hammock. Too close together for my taste but way better than a KOA by all means. Decent sized lots, each with picnic table, firepit, electric and water. We didn't have septic, but there wash house is close. The trails were more of a short walk than a 'hike' but pretty scenery and well maintained- one leads to the beach where you can pan for shark teeth. There's a huge pool, paddleboat/canoe/kayak rentals and a snack stand. Had a really good time overall!

Great, laid back day hike. I love to come here to destress.

have never camped here but the sites seem nice and level. as for hiking I would say it is more of an afternoon stroll but fun and relaxing, excellent for families with smaller children. there are also many other activities if you want more

I stayed for the first time at this state park and a last min 4th of July vacation. The facilities were great and lots of activities in and around the park. Activities such as hikeing, boating, swimming in a full size pool. There are also many great historic land marks and monuments to visit. This is great for families and a single light adventurer.