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Westmoreland State Park

Important Notices

COVID-19 & the VBWT: Be Safe While OutdoorsDWR encourages you to be safe while outdoors. Before heading out, first check with individual sites on the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail for any COVID-19 policies or closures. This information is typically posted on a site's own website. Remember to maintain CDC social distancing guidelines while enjoying the outdoors.


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.


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.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

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

Birds Recently Seen at Westmoreland State Park (as reported to eBird)

  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • American Robin
  • House Finch
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler

Seasonal Bird Observations


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