Westmoreland State Park

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advisorj
washington, dc317 ผลงาน
พ.ค. ค.ศ. 2022
Outstanding park with a great trail to the shark tooth beach. Saw some fox pups very near the visitor center.
เขียนเมื่อ 13 พฤษภาคม ค.ศ. 2022
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Steven G
4 ผลงาน
เม.ย. ค.ศ. 2022
Hard to get information about the camper cabin I reserved. Cabin 27 is a rustic cabin without any climate control, it has a lock with a key. It is a single room but can be divided into two areas easily. There are 4 single beds with industrial mattresses. There are 4 chairs and closets, and one small side table. There is one outlet, 30 amp, with two plugs. Lighted ceiling fans with switches in each section. This little cluster of camper cabins in Campground A is cute and an easy way to camp. The campground is very pet/dog friendly which is also fun. The bathroom is clean but a bit old. There is a laundry room with a washer, dryer, and utility sink which was a totally pleasant surprise. This campsite had a fire ring but probably used to have a grill, the base of the post is there. This a good campground, hosts and maintenance and rangers easily accessible and attentive. This particular site has a step down from the parking pad to the ground around the cabin.
Discovery Center and Visitor Center very nice for kids and families, a large playground and many kid friendly activities.
เขียนเมื่อ 18 เมษายน ค.ศ. 2022
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Wulf W
19 ผลงาน
พ.ย. ค.ศ. 2021 • คู่รัก
Great state park. Campgrounds and cabins to rent. Nice day use area. We did a ranger lead hike to fossil beach and found a sharks tooth fossil.
เขียนเมื่อ 8 พฤศจิกายน ค.ศ. 2021
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Jessica G
15 ผลงาน
ก.ค. ค.ศ. 2021
We camped at the Westmoreland State Park for 5 days, over the fourth of July holiday. We had water and electric hookups, but no sewer. The beaches and the hiking trails were wonderful and we enjoyed looking for shark teeth. We even found four. However, the bathrooms in our section were not clean. The pool was also not open. The staff was very friendly.
เขียนเมื่อ 30 กรกฎาคม ค.ศ. 2021
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Sherlock Holmes Run
ฟอลส์เชิร์ช, เวอร์จิเนีย20 ผลงาน
ก.ค. ค.ศ. 2021
Westmoreland State Park is a beautiful place for a weekend getaway and I do recommend visiting. That said, I got injured in an accident two weeks before the trip I'd booked and broke my foot and badly sprained my ankle. I was ordered to stay completely off that leg for 4 weeks. We decided to go on the trip anyway, just for a change of scenery after being cooped up at home for over a year, but I thought I'd give some information about accessibility at the park for people who might need it because I had a hard time finding much about it online. I used a combination of crutches and a borrowed manual wheelchair to get around. I propelled myself in the wheelchair sometimes and my fiance pushed me at other times.

NOTE: This is by no means complaining about my experience. I had a good time and I know that not being able to walk limits me from a lot of the attractions of the park. Just wanted to give a clear picture of what to expect.

THE CABINS: The cabin we booked, #1, was wonderful. I really couldn't have asked for anything better. Because I wasn't injured yet, I didn't get one of the accessible cabins (6 and 25, or the rooms in the Retreat), but there was a very small 'lip' of porch and I was able to hop up onto it easily. Getting through the front door was trickier and meant we often had to let some bugs in so my fiance could prop the door open and boost me over the step into the cabin. Other than that, the cabin was small enough and had enough seating options that I could easily hop around on one foot. They have tons of kitchenware you can use to make meals, the bathroom was large enough to turn a wheelchair around (I was nervous about getting out of the shower onto the slippery floor, and there is a bit of a lip into the shower stall that would make it tricky to jump over with a wet foot). The bed was comfortable and we really enjoyed making a campfire outside. All in all, the price was a fantastic deal for what we were getting!

TRAILS; There is only one trail marked as ADA Accessible at the park, the Rock Spring Pond trail. It has a wide paved path, is 0.6 miles long (1.2 mile round trip), and leads to a pretty pond with fish and turtles. Unfortunately, this trail wasn't super well-maintained and was challenging to navigate with a manual wheelchair. There were several large roots and clumps of grass sticking up through the pavement that made for a bumpy ride, but the thing I really want to warn people about is the stretch right before the pond. Due to recent heavy rains, a chunk of the trail is replaced by a field of small rocks (which I'm posting in the comments). It effectively cuts off access to the pond to people who are in rather flimsy manual wheelchairs. I was able to get up and hop on one foot to cross the field of rocks (didn't bring my crutches on the trail because I figured it was ADA accessible and I wouldn't need them), but it would be disappointing to get all the way there and not be able to see the pond.

The "Accessible Nature" website lists the easy "Big Meadow Trail" with a symbol of a person using a cane, which I was pretty sure meant I wouldn't be able to do it, but I asked someone working in the visitor center anyway if it would be doable alternating between wheelchair and crutches and hopping, and she said she didn't think so. My fiance later went by himself and confirmed that it was not easy to access at all. This is the only trail that leads to the Fossil Beach, Westmoreland State Park's most famous feature, so it was a little sad to have to miss out on visiting the fossil beach, but I figured that'd probably be the case coming in.

VISITOR CENTER: The visitor center and camp store both have ramps that make it easy to get around but don't have automatic doors or doors you can push a button to open. Traveling on crutches, I couldn't open doors and had to wait for my fiance or (if I was alone) someone working there to open doors for me. By the way, both stores are well-stocked with anything you might have forgotten on your trip and also some first aid supplies in case you need more OTC stuff.

GETTING AROUND: Due to the steep hills, you can't really take a manual wheelchair down to the beach, and there are no real sidewalks to get from the cabins to the visitor center/ camp store/ etc. It definitely meant driving around a lot more in the car than I would have otherwise. There were lots of people walking in the road, but I cross roads slowly on crutches and was nervous people would hit me.

BEACH/ PICNIC AREA: The beach/picnic area is gorgeous. The cliffs are breathtaking and there is an osprey nest right on top of the pier. I will warn that the parking lot here (and elsewhere) is made of big rocky gravel and can be a little rough on a manual wheelchair. In retrospect, I probably should have gotten one of those parking passes to use the wheelchair accessible spaces, but I completely forgot I had that option until now. A lot of the piers have a bit of a lip that requires getting up out of the wheelchair to hop over it (though a better-quality permanent wheelchair would probably be able to handle them), and I couldn't find any ramps down onto the beach, only staircases. That said, they were only about 4 steps each and I could easily hop down them. I think you can access the beach area via ramp from the Potomac River Retreat if you're staying there, but I'm not sure.

Anyway, here's the coolest part about the trip: I WAS ABLE TO KAYAK! It took a little creativity and patience, but the guys at the boat house (I forgot to get their names, but they were great) said I wasn't the only person using a wheelchair to kayak there. They let me stash my wheelchair and crutches in the boathouse, I used a reusable plastic cast cover I got from the drug store to cover my leg, and I was able to hop down the four stairs and, with support from my fiance and a boathouse employee, climb into the kayak! They also helped push me out and pull me in. I spend an hour kayaking the beach area and it was gorgeous.

The snack shack is also accessible and has picnic tables, but it was definitely a bit of a bumpy trip from the parking area-- there are no smooth paved asphalt trails here. It was lovely to get frozen treats and eat them out on the pier. I didn't try playing in the sand and water, but was just happy to have a nice view and an opportunity to kayak.

All in all, the park is lovely but definitely showing its age in places and is rather rustic in terms of design. It does make you feel close to nature, but I was definitely a little tired out from all of the hopping around I had to do, and I am pretty young and healthy (I'm 29), so others might find it less doable than I did. I know their funding comes from the government, being a state park, and I know they're a little strapped for cash right now. There were quite a few closed or off-limits areas due to erosion/storm damage, plus the pool is closed for the whole 2021 season, so I know they have lots of other things to fix beyond ramping up (pun intended) accessibility, and I don't begrudge them that-- just wanted to shed a little light!
เขียนเมื่อ 25 กรกฎาคม ค.ศ. 2021
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Monzsterman
แอชแลนด์, เวอร์จิเนีย127 ผลงาน
ก.ค. ค.ศ. 2021
I dont live that far from this park but have never been here. My wife had been wanting to go mainly because of Fossil Beach. Which is were you can go to look for shark teeth. This part of the park is pretty nice but small. Great for picture taking. Be warned though that there is a substancial elevation drop and the hike going to the beach is not that bad but if you are out of shape like me the hike back up can be pretty strenuous. The good part is the hike is through a wooded area so you are not out in the direct sun. My wife found one tooth so the trip was worth it for her.
As far as the main beach of the park well I cant say much for it. We went during the middle of the week and maybe they just hadnt gotten around to getting the trash up from the weekend but it was everywhere. The picnic area, it was washed up on shore, dead crabs everywhere. They have these "hot coal" bins and some were over flowing on the ground. The rest of the grounds through out the park looked well maintained. I also noticed after walking in the water that I had a "film" of some kind on my legs. When I Googled about all the dead crabs I found that apparently Washington DC dumps their waste into the Potomac River. The park personal that we encountered were nice and informative. They have kayaks to rent and the boat dock looks decent. The bathrooms were nice and clean. I may give this place another chance being as it is close to me but I wont get in the water.
เขียนเมื่อ 21 กรกฎาคม ค.ศ. 2021
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bobbysW1297EJ
3 ผลงาน
มิ.ย. ค.ศ. 2021
The POOL is Shut down and it will NOT reopen! Do not recommend going to its beach and swim. This is not a good place to spend during the summer without a POOL.
เขียนเมื่อ 11 กรกฎาคม ค.ศ. 2021
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Judith567
Short Pump, เวอร์จิเนีย39 ผลงาน
มิ.ย. ค.ศ. 2021
We just spent 3 days here. Our campsite was good (plenty of shade and gravel lot which was huge back in.) The water of the Potomac is dirty and doesn't give you the impetus to go in and swim but the beach is easily reachable. No dunes. I have MS and it was easy for me to navigate. My dog loved it and she went into the dirty water and swam her little heart out. I came home with an imbedded tick. Be aware that this is a very buggy place so bring the bug spray and check the kids, dogs and yourselves for ticks. Nice picnic tables at the camp site and at the beach. Very quiet and lots of elderly folk who LOVE campfires.
เขียนเมื่อ 21 มิถุนายน ค.ศ. 2021
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Billy with an "ie"
ริชมอนด์, เวอร์จิเนีย127 ผลงาน
พ.ค. ค.ศ. 2021 • เพื่อนๆ
Beautiful state park sitting on the Potomac River. Camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, grilling, kayak rentals. We are here mid-May and the campground is completely full, including all of the cottages. A great get away for a day or weekend!
เขียนเมื่อ 15 พฤษภาคม ค.ศ. 2021
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LZ37
9 ผลงาน
เม.ย. ค.ศ. 2021
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at Westmoreland State Park. Kid friendly, playground was great, lots of hiking trails, camp store was nice and the staff was super friendly. We stayed in Cabin #29. I write this review to mostly inform others of what they can expect from the “bare bone” cabins (no water, no fridge, no heat/AC). And this is in no way a negative review. We were able to roll with the punches and had a wonderful time.

The cabin itself is pretty spacious. It has a light right outside the front door so you’re able to see to lock/unlock the door. The door handle was a bit giggly and got stuck a bunch of times but we figured out a way to get it opened. It has a screen door which comes in handy for summer nights and not letting bugs in but getting that cool breeze at night. It has 4 single beds (pretty firm feeling), 4 small closets, 2 mirrors, a fire extinguisher and a broom. It has 2 ceiling fans, and the one in the front wouldn’t turn off. You could turn the light on/off but not the fan movement. There were 13 windows. 3 windows next to each single bed. They had screens and the windows outside the screens were pieces of wood nailed together. They were not tightly nailed together, which left spaces in between. They didn’t shut all the way and there were many holes in the wood due to dry-rot. After looking around and exploring, we saw other cabins with the same windows, however there were some that looked less weathered (cabin #26 looked nice from the outside). Our stay was April 2021. Temperatures were 40ish degrees at night and high during the day was 60ish degrees. Since the windows were holey and let tons of air/drafts in, the nights were freezing. It was a good thing we brought a small space heater otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to sleep in the cabin. We put all the beds into one section of the room, hung towels in the middle of the room, placed the space heater in the middle of the room and had it blowing into the room with all the beds. We bungee corded the windows so they sat semi-flush with the cabin in hopes it would let less air in. We were fairly comfortable having done that. We covered the holes on the windows with pillowcases. The cabin does have one outlet which came in handy for plugging in the space heater.

We are a family that tends to roll with whatever we are handed and try to make the best of it and have fun. This was definitely an experience and a great adventure. Working together to make the cabin work for us was a lot of fun and there were a lot of laughs.

The bathhouse/bathroom was super clean and close to the cabin which was super convenient with small kiddos. 2 small stalls and a handicap stall. 1 small shower and 1 handicap shower. Also, the trash and recycling was right across the road from the bathhouse and very close to the cabin which was convenient.
Fossil beach was great. Based on other reviews we came prepared, with sifters and shovels and all sorts of gear. However, we found more shark teeth (about 7) just looking around and using our hands to sift through what was washed up on shore. We were at the beach from 10:30am-1:30. Spend about 3 hours there and I promise you’ll find some shark teeth. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t, it can be a tedious task. There was a Park Ranger there that had found a few shark teeth and was willing to give families a few. Which I thought was cool. It made the kids even more excited to find shark teeth. Entire trail down to the beach was about 0.65 miles. More if walking from the cabin. We drove up to the visitor’s center and parked, then walked down. Also, water shoes were great when walking around on the beach. Saved my feet from a lot of pricks from shells and such. However, once using them in the water, it made for a super uncomfortable walk back up the trail. I would recommend bringing different shoes to walk back up the trail in and/or bringing rubber boots/bib gear (for deeper depths of water and no sand irritation when walking).

We visited the other beach (next to the pool) unfortunately the pool was closed this year. The walk down to that beach was scenic and a lot of fun. If you’re fit or enjoy a nice/semi-challenging hike I would say definitely take the trail down to the beach. There were, what felt like, 1,000 stairs to get down there and it was pretty steep. Entire trail was about 0.45 miles. More if walking from the cabin.
The recommendation I would make to the State Park would be to add pictures of the cabins available so people know what to expect when they arrive/know what they are paying for. The description on the state park website isn’t as descriptive as I think it could be. Pictures would help a lot. As this wasn’t a big deal to my family, it may have been for others.

The recommendation I would make to those looking to rent a bare bones cabin in winter/beginning of Spring would be bring lots of blankets, sheets, even cold gear like zero degree sleeping bags, a lantern for outside light at night, flashlights for walking to the bathhouse, external batteries for charging phones, extension cords, a small space heater, a cooler with ice for your food, a huge jug of water to clean utensils, or just a ton of antibacterial wipes, hand sanitizers, trash bags and Febreze for the cabin (if you have a child with a sensitive sniffer haha). The smoke from the fires you make tend to seep into the cabin through the windows.
I hope this review helps other families looking to use the bare bone cabins at Westmoreland State Park. My family enjoyed every moment. We will visit Westmoreland again. If we do the bare bones cabin again, we will plan for a May/June visit. The tent camping spots looked nice as well. We have a 5th wheel camper and their spots didn’t seem to accommodate anything longer than 35 feet. The bigger cabins looked nice too.
เขียนเมื่อ 20 เมษายน ค.ศ. 2021
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