POCAHONTAS STATE PARK, VA

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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 ...

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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!!

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

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

Phone Number:

Information:  (804)796-4255