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POCAHONTAS STATE PARK, VA

Photo: POCAHONTAS STATE PARK
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Description

Just 20 miles from downtown Richmond, the capital of Virginia, Pocahontas State Park has been one of the more popular parks in the state park system. Swift Creek forms the nucleus of the park, which is centered in a wildlife management area. Hiking, biking and horseback riding are popular activities in the Park. The Park's Olympic size swimming pool is a welcome relief from the summer heat. New facilities at the park include a Civil Conservation Corps Museum, Amphitheater featuring events from the Richmond Symphony to a Civil War Day, and the Heritage Center conference facility.

Size: 7,625 acres. Swift Creek Lake: 150 acres. Beaver Lake: 24 acres. POCAHONTAS STATE PARK 10301 STATE PARK ROAD CHESTERFIELD, VA 23832-6355

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Rental
  • Camp Store
  • Camping
  • Camping Cabin
  • Concession
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing, Freshwater
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hunting
  • Laundromat
  • Museum
  • Nature Center
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Showers - Hot
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Trails - Bridle
  • Trails, Bicycle
Alerts and Important Information

There is a per night per pet fee for cats and dogs in all cabins and lodges (pets are not allowed in the Kiptopeke yurt). Customers making reservations via the web are responsible for visiting the park office to pay all applicable pet fees. Customers may also call the reservation center at 800-933-7275 to pay the pet fees in advance.

Notice for Campers:

LEAVE YOUR FIREWOOD AT HOME!!

One of the most important things we can do to protect Virginia's trees and forest diversity is stop moving firewood. New infestations of tree-killing insects and diseases are often first found in campgrounds and parks. Why? Because people have accidently spread invasive species when they brought firewood along with them. In Virginia, there are numerous counties under quarantines, issued by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, due to an invasive insect pest or disease. These quarantines restrict the movement of firewood or wood by products from certain tree species. Moving firewood in violation of a quarantine is a class 1 misdemeanor and upon conviction, you could be subject to; confinement in jail for up to twelve months and a fine of $2,500.00 or both. For more information on areas under quarantine, go to http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/news/releases-a/062212eabexpand.shtml

PLAY IT SAFE - LEAVE YOUR FIREWOOD AT HOME!!

Getting There:

Located in Chesterfield County, about 20 miles from Richmond. From I-95, take Exit 61 and go west on Route 10 to Route 655 which is Beach Road; or take Exit 67, go north on Route 150 to Route 10; go east to Beach Road. The park is located four miles on right; or take Route 288 from I-95 to Route 10 East and go one mile to Beach Road. Follow park signs from there. Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832-6355; phone, (804) 796-4255

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

POCAHONTAS STATE PARK
10301 STATE PARK ROAD
CHESTERFIELD VA 23832-6355

Phone Number:

Information: (804)796-4255

Special Events:

    The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • Justin Moore will be performing in the park. Campers might be able to hear music at the campground. on May 23 2013
  • The Rondells will be performing in the park. Campers might be able to hear music at the campground. on May 24 2013
  • Youth Symphony will be performing. Campers might be able to hear music at the campground. on Jun 01 2013
  • Creedence Clearwater Revisited will be performing. Campers might be able to hear music. on Jun 13 2013
  • Lee Bryce will be performing in the park. Campers might be able to hear music at the campground. on Jul 10 2013
  • Richmond Symphony will be performing. Campers might be able to hear music at the campground. on Sep 14 2013