Whether you love hiking, camping, fishing, boating, or just immersing yourself in nature whenever possible, Westmoreland State Park offers a long list of activities and experiences for you to enjoy. Located on the Potomac River's Northern Neck, the 1,321-acre park runs for roughly 1.5 miles along the river shoreline. There's plenty to see and do in the park, but the best part is that you can head out on your camping getaway in Westmoreland State Park with your dog by your side.
Pets are welcome in all of Virginia's state parks, provided you follow a few simple rules and regulations. These include ensuring that your pet is kept on a leash no longer than six feet and is always supervised while in the park. Pets are prohibited in designated swimming areas and public facilities, while you'll also need to remember to clean up after your dog whenever necessary.
If you can be a responsible pet owner, you're more than welcome to enjoy the best Westmoreland State Park has to offer. Unsurprisingly, the river is the source of many outdoor activities in the park. Fossil hunters can search for ancient shark teeth along the Potomac, anlers can try their luck from a fishing pier or an offshore breakwater, and birdwatchers can try to catch a glimpse of American bald eagles, ospreys, kingfishers, great blue herons and many more.
Boat rentals are also available, while those who prefer exploring on dry land can tackle six miles of hiking trails. When you're ready to set up camp for the night, there are tent and RV sites on offer as well as a range of cabins. Your dog is more than welcome to join you, but there's an additional nightly charge per pet for cabin stays.
Westmoreland State Park offers a host of recreational experiences set amongst breathtaking natural scenery. If you get a chance to enjoy a dog-friendly camping weekend here, seize it with both paws.