Westmoreland State Park

Westmoreland State Park

Lord Fairfax Charity Ride Overnight – September 24, 2018

Location: 42 miles southeast of Fredericksburg.

Address: 145 Cliff Road, Montross, Virginia 22520 

Telephone: 800.993.7275



Situated on 1,311 acres along Potomac River


  • Number: 74 standard; 42 standard electric and water
  • Facilities: Flush toilets, showers, fire rings, box grills, camp store, laundry facilities, bath house, swimming pool.
  • Campsite fees per night:
    • Virginia resident: Standard – $20/night; electric & water – $30/night
    • Non-resident: Standard – $24/night; electric & water – $35/night
    • Overnight transaction fee: $5.00.
    • Parking fee: $9.00. Not applicable when camping overnight.
  • Campsite reservations: LFCR (John Mason) will reserve Site B40 for Lord Fairfax, Lady Cecil, Vic Emery and Nicolai Kolesnikov, designed for a group of four (4).
    • Non-electric. Water faucet and showers a short walking distance.


  • Types: One-room Log Efficiency (3); One-bedroom Log (4); Two-bedroom Log (4); Two-bedroom cinderblock (13). Complete with furnishings.
  • Reservations: Cabins are popular in September. Reservations should be made early via 1.800.933.PARK. See website for cancellation policy.

Potomac River Retreat:

Similar to a timeshare or resort. Limited to 16 people. Five bedrooms: Master Bedroom sleeps 2; Bedroom 2 sleeps; Bedroom 3 sleeps 2 (twin beds). Bedroom 4 sleeps 4: Bedroom 5 has one queen bed. All bedrooms have closet, chest, dressers, and night stands. Multiple bathrooms. Two (2) kitchens, two (2) living rooms. Linen and kitchen utensils provided. Retreat is available as a package at $275 for the night of September 24, 2018. If there is an interested group, contact John Mason at john.mason@lordfairfaxride.org. See website for cancellation policy.

Off-site lodging:

  • There are two nearby lodging opportunities:
    • River Edge Inn. 30 Colonial Avenue, Colonial Beach, VA 22443. Approximately 16 miles west of Westmoreland State Park. T: 804.410.20241. www.riveredgeinn.com
    • Inn at Montross. 21 Polk Street, Montross, VA 22520. A B & B approximately 12 miles east of Westmoreland State Park in town of Montross. Five (5) bedrooms. T: 804.313.5720; E: dinestayplayatinn@montross.com


  • Arrival: There is a guard shack at entrance. No fee required for persons with reservations for overnight. You will be directed to Visitors Center for check-in.
  • Check-in time: Normal check-in time is 4pm. LFCR participants/friends may arrive and check in as early as 2pm.
  • Social coordination: Campsites, cabins and Potomac River Retreat are at considerable distance from each other. Suggest planning ahead (perhaps a check-in time)

Nearby historical sites:

  • George Washington Birthplace National Monument. Located off State Route 3 at 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach, VA 22443, a few miles to the west of Westmoreland State Park. Visit www.nps.gov/gewa.
  • Stratford Hall. Home of the Lees of Virginia. Located off State Route 3 at 483 Great House Road, Stratford, VA 22558, a few miles to east of Westmoreland State Park. Visit www.stratfordhall.org.


Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Activities: Hiking, swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing.

Observation: Spectacular views of Potomac River from both Park and Stratford Hall.

GPS coordinates: 38.161125/-76.865002

[1] It is anticipated the LFCR riders will arrive in the late afternoon on September 24.