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.

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)

  • Great Blue Heron
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

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