3/16 Pioneering Merit Badge
We will be going to the Northern Neck of Virginia to work on our lashing merit badge.
When: March 16-18 2012
Where: Westmoreland VA, Westmoreland State Park
Campout Packet: click here
General info: Westmoreland State Park lies within Westmoreland County, from which it takes its name. The park extends about one and a half miles along the Potomac River, and its 1,311 acres neighbor the former homes of both George Washington and Robert E. Lee. The park’s Horsehead Cliffs provide visitors with a spectacular view of the Potomac River. In addition to the scenic beauty at Westmoreland, the park offers hiking, camping, cabins, fishing, boating and swimming. Visitors can enjoy the park’s vacation cabins as well. The visitor center, open during summer, gives an informative historical and ecological perspective to an important natural area on the coastal plain. Westmoreland also offers the Murphy Hall Conference Center and the Potomac River Retreat, which is an upscale overnight accommodation.
Park Size: 1,311 acres
Location: Facing the Potomac River, the park is six miles northwest of Montross and just off Route 3.
▪ From Fredericksburg (I-95), take Rt. 3 east, go about 40 miles to the park’s entrance, turning left onto Rt. 347.
▪ From Tappahannock, take 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 Richmond, take U.S. 360 East, then follow Tappahannock directions.
▪ From Tidewater, take 17 north to Tappahannock. At the second light, past Lowrey’s Restaurant, turn right onto 360 east, then follow Tappahannock directions.
Drive Time: Northern Virginia and Washington D. C., two hours; Richmond, one and a half hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, two and a half hours; Roanoke, five and a half hours