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Westmoreland State Park

Important Notices

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Description

Westmoreland State Park, complete with campground and nature center, offers a rich mosaic of opportunities for wildlife viewing. Visitors who walk on 200-foot bluffs overlooking the Potomac River will be rewarded with views of osprey and wintering waterfowl. Additionally, bald eagles are regularly seen perched along the cliffs looking out onto the river. Many visitors have found interesting fossil remains along the Potomac’s sandy beaches and bluffs. Visitors can spend hours enjoying wildlife from the well-marked paths, viewing platforms and scenic vistas. The nature center provides information on the self-guided interpretive trail.

Visit the park’s website for fee information.

Directions

Physical Address: 145 Cliff Road, Montross, VA 22520

From US-360 in Tappahannock: Continue on 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 I-95 in Fredericksburg: Take Rt. 3 east, go about 40 miles to the park’s entrance, turning left onto Rt. 347.

From the Previous Site on the Northern Neck Loop of the VBWT:

Leave the George Washington Birthplace National Monument and return to the intersection of SR 3 and SR 204 (Popes Creek Road). Turn left onto SR 3 East, proceed 4.8 miles, and turn left onto SR 347, which is the park entrance.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: (804) 493-8821 westmoreland@dcr.virginia.gov
  • Website
  • Season: All
  • Access: Admission/Parking Fee, Daily, Dawn - Dusk

10 Most Recent Bird Observations Added to eBird

  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Osprey
  • Bald Eagle
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Visitor/Nature Center
  • Camping
  • Environmental Study Area
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Information
  • Interpretive Nature Program
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Lodging
  • Lookout Tower
  • Parking
  • Phone
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch
  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals