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Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield

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Pocahontas State Park is a state park located in Chesterfield, Virginia, United States, not far from the state capitol of Richmond. The park was laid out by the Civilian Conservation Corps along the Swift Creek, and at 7,919 acres (32.05 km2) was, at its creation, Virginia's largest state park. As of 2015, the yearly visitation was 1,142,601.
The park is named after Chief Powhatan's daughter Pocahontas.
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  • We stayed in the campground for 5 days. They have excellent spots. Mostly pull through and some back-ins. There’s nice tall trees to give you some privacy. We only had electricity and water in our... 
    We stayed in the campground for 5 days. They have excellent spots. Mostly pull through and some back-ins. There’s nice tall trees to give you some privacy. We only had electricity and water in our...  more »
  • Amazing mountain bike trails on the north side. The nicest people on the bike trails - by example, I lost track of a couple of kids (they got ahead of me) and somebody tracked them down for me. But....  more
    Amazing mountain bike trails on the north side. The nicest people on the bike trails - by example, I lost track of a couple of kids (they got ahead of me) and somebody tracked them down for me. But....  more »
  • I’ve been here several times now hiking trails. It’s quite lovely here. Very peaceful. There’s a nice waterfall. There’s lots of little bridges and benches scattered throughout the hiking trails... 
    I’ve been here several times now hiking trails. It’s quite lovely here. Very peaceful. There’s a nice waterfall. There’s lots of little bridges and benches scattered throughout the hiking trails...  more »
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  • We really enjoyed our stay at the Pocahontas State Park. We rented the cabins. Entrance fees are reasonable and park staff very helpful. There are a lot of small and larger trails. The lake is quiet and lots of natural views. We saw people paddle boating, kayaking and saw a few people fishing as well. The lake area is quaint and peaceful. There is also swimming pool enough to keep the kids occupied. I believe it is in the park property and people who rent cabins etc get a discount on the entry fee. The campground is well organized with barbecue grills, camp fire. Each campground had 5-6 cluster of cabins with 1-4 bunk beds. Its bare minimum but just perfect for camping. Toilets with showers are close by to the cabins. Definitely a perfect place to enjoy the nature, hike, boat or bike. We definitely had a good time and enjoyed our visit. Also for some reason there were not a lot of mosquitoes in early August but I did see a few dear running around.
  • Great park all around, and not too many bugs (I think.) There's something for everyone, biking, kayaking, you name it. Really nice Bbq spots with most areas fitting up to 30 people. Camping is nice and really well organized, although some campsites can be very close to each other. The entrance fee you pay is fair and boat rental prices are affordable. Every week there's some kind of event going on. Enjoy your stay!
  • This review is for the Aquatic Center. Great water park for my 3 and 6 year old. There are separate pools: 1.5' baby pool, 6 foot pool, 3 foot pool, and knee deep splash park with tube slides, underwater tunnels, dump buckets, etc. The big slides and spray ground are closed for repairs as of 7/6/22 and apparently have been for a while but it didn't matter for us. The splash pad was one of the best I've seen this summer. There's a snack bar with pizza, nachos, hotdogs, ice cream, candy and chips, bottled drinks. They accept credit at the snack bar and also for admission. Entry to Pocahontas State Park fee is per car and then admission to the pool is $8/adult and $7 kids 3-12. Down the hill from the pool is a lake where you can rent paddle boats and canoes by the hour. Super fun too.
  • My husband and I decided to stay in the park while attending a wedding that was being held there instead of a local hotel. It was such a new and awesome experience! It was different from our normal tent camping, but so worth it! We even checked in late after hours and they had our info packet posted with everything we needed to access the yurt! Park restrooms and showers were very clean and every morning without fail a ranger was cleaning them. Staff was super friendly and the park is beautiful. Finished off the trip with a morning hike on the trails. Such a great glamping experience at Pocahontas State Park and can’t wait to come back!
  • This is our second visit to the park. We stayed here last year on our way to Washington D.C. We are repeating that trip this year and decided to stay here for an extended stay of 4 nights. The fall colors are great and getting better. We met a wonderful lady named Robin at the Camp Store. She was very helpful and friendly. We arrived late, but here at Pocohontas State Park that is not a problem. They create packets for the expected arrivals with all your information needed to identify you have arrived and occupied your site.

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