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Westmoreland State Park

About Teddy Bear Ratings1650 State Park Road,
Montross, Va. 22520-9717
Phone: (804) 493-8821

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 1,299 acres neighbor the former homes of both George Washington and Robert E. Lee. The park�s 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 park�s 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 Potomac River Retreat.

LOCATION: Facing the Potomac River, the park is six miles northwest of Montross and just off Route 3.

  • From Fredericksburg (I-95), take Rt. 3 east, go about 40 miles to the park's entrance, turning left onto Rt. 347.
  • From Tappahannock, take U.S. 360 East to Warsaw. Turn left onto Rt. 3 west at the third stop light. Stay on this road until about six miles past Montross. Turn right into the park's entrance on Rt. 347.
  • From Richmond, take U.S. 360 East, then follow Tappahannock directions.
  • From Tidewater, take 17 north to Tappahannock. At the second light, past Lowrey's Restaurant, turn right onto 360 east, then follow Tappahannock directions.

Drive Time : Northern Virginia, two hours; Richmond, one and a half hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, two and a half hours; Roanoke, five and a half hours

PICNIC SHELTERS: The picnic area, overlooking the Potomac River, has tables, shelters, restroom facilities and fire grills. Picnic shelters are available by reservation by calling the Reservation Center at 1-800-933-PARK or first-come, first-served. Parking and swimming fees are not included in shelter rental. Two small shelters are available for rent. They can be rented from 8 a.m. to dark (all day) or 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 3 p.m. to dark (half days).

Amenities: Both shelters have a grill, picnic tables and access to a restroom.

Shelter 1: Near pool area. Sits atop of a hill. Shelter can accommodate 25 people under the shelter. Seating for an additional 125 people is available around the shelter. The picnic area as whole is not reserved, and the general public is permitted to use the other tables around the shelter.

Shelter 2: Located a distance from the parking area along Potomac. No vehicles allowed. All guests will need to walk. (One vehicle is allowed access for only drop-off and pick-up. A pass from the contact station is required for access.) The shelter accommodates 25 people under the shelter. Seating for another 125 people is available around the shelter. The picnic area as whole is not reserved, and the general public is permitted to use the other tables around the shelter.

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