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Claude Moore Park
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21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd.
Sterling, VA 20164

Ph: 571-258-3700

Park Hours
7:00 a.m. until sunset

Visitor Center Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Welcome to Claude Moore Park!

Claude Moore Park provides a unique green space amid the neighborhoods and commercial areas in eastern Loudoun. Visitors to the park can leave life's distractions behind as they discover wooded lanes,   green meadows, and sparkling ponds. Catch a glimpse of a deer, ducks and other wildlife that make their homes in the park's habitats.

Park Entrances (Off Cascades Parkway)
  • Old Vestal's Gap Road (northern entrance) leads to the Visitor Center, natural areas, and Lanesville Historic District. 
  • Loudoun Park Lane (southern park entrance), leads to the Sportsplex, Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center and Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum.

Park Highlights
  • Vestal’s Gap Visitor Center: contains restrooms, park maps and information, water fountain, and the Discovery Room with hands-on activities and live-animal displays
  • Eleven miles of hiking trails
  • Two fishing ponds
  • Two picnic pavilions (available for rent) 
  • Historic Area listed on the National Register for Historic Places 
  • Sportsplex: baseball, softball and rectangular fields (available for scheduled use)

Park Overview

  • Natural areas provide peaceful surroundings for hikes, picnics, bird watching, and photography.  
  • Vestal’s Gap Road and the Lanesville Historic District take you back in time as you walk the Native American trail and visit the 1779 Lanesville Ordinary & Post Office, 1880s Bridges’ Schoolhouse, and mid-1700s Frogshackle Nature Center.
  • Guests of all ages can enjoy a wide variety of park programs on nature, history, special events, summer camps, scout programs, school field trips, birthday parties, and sports.

Basic Rules

  • Park is closed at sunset (see posted signs)
  • No natural or historic materials may be removed from the park.
  • No animals may be released in the park.
  • For complete information: Rules and Regulations. 

Dogs In Parks

Dogs are generally allowed in parks while on a physical leash and under the control of the owner (ordinance 612.13), however, per county ordinance 1092.21, there are certain areas within parks that dogs are prohibited. Please see the ordinance language for both 612.13 and 1092.21 for more details, located here

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