I gotta say every time I go camping fishing or kayaking Pocahontas for me takes the cake it’s close to home so the drive isn’t long and the drive in is really nice the staff have all been super helpful and nice I only give this a four star because I will day there are a very small handful of sites that need some work but for me I always make things work.
We stayed here during The Heatwave of July 2019 (ugh) when the "feels like" temperature was up to 111 degrees. Because of that, we had to limit our outdoor time, but we still enjoyed our stay.
Our site was reasonably level once we backed in all the way, shaded, and close to the bathhouse. (Sites in the first loop have more shade than those in the second loop.)
We enjoyed touring the (air conditioned) nature center and CCC museum in the park, and the pool was wonderful!
Really hope we can visit again to take advantage of the trails, kayaking, and everything else this beautiful state park offers!
More pictures and info about our stay is on my blog:
Pocahontas camping is easy and close to home
Pocahontas State Park has really nice campsites that are well kept and decently spaced apart. We visited on a weekday and had all the trails to ourselves, which was wonderful. Trails were clearly marked and easy to navigate. If you like canoeing or kayaking you can do so in Swift Creek.
If you venture outside the park, you are in the Richmond, VA area with many places to eat and shop.
Pocahontas is one of the funner State Park campgrounds we've been to. The campsites are great, nice and flat, with a fire ring and picnic table. There are a lot of RV's here, which is a negative for us. Our site was not very private, but it did have electricity and was close to the bathrooms. Not a ton of bugs, great weather. The best part is if you are camping here you get free entry to the Water Park! Which is super fun, the kids love it. There's a splash pad and a water slide and a couple regular pools. It wasn't too busy in the middle of June. Also great hiking here! Love the location is close to Richmond, so there is fun things to do there as well.
Beautiful campground , lots to do but very very long walk to the lake it's best to drive your car from your site to the lake.
Nice trailers, nice park.
So much to say! We’ve loved our trips to Pocahontas, even in the cold months of December and March. For one, the bathrooms/showers are nice and toasty (and super clean). I was there in December for a camping and mountain biking trip with Scouts. The group site we were at was very spacious and private. There were a few RV/tent sites nearby but not very close. We felt quite secluded but it wasn’t too far to walk to the bathrooms. The bike trails were epic fun! Some areas were more challenging than others, likely because there had been a lot of rain and wet leaves on steep bike trails can be tough to avoid slipping/sliding. But we made the best of it. I returned a few months later for a NOLS Wilderness First Aid course that was held in a large dining hall on the park’s property. It couldn’t have been more perfect! We camped there and drove to the dining hall each day for class. It was very well-organized! I have fond memories of this park and look forward to returning during other times of the year for more fun things to participate in!
Well laid out sites, clean restrooms and showers.