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Just 20 miles from Richmond, Pocahontas offers boating, picnicking, camping, camping cabins, 90-plus miles of trails, and nature and history programs. The Aquatic Center, which has a toddler pool, fountain wet deck, three-foot and five-foot-deep leisure pools, an activity pool and two tubular water slides, affords seasonal water-based activities for all. Three lakes offer plenty of fishing. Boat rentals are available seasonally by the 225-acre Swift Creek Lake. The Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, dedicated to Depression-era workers who helped build the state park system, is one of a handful in the nation. Two dining halls may be rented for meetings, weddings and special events. Rustic group facilities with primitive overnight cabins (bunkhouses) are available seasonally for larger groups.

The park's 2,000-seat amphitheater hosts the Pocahontas Premieres series of concerts and family-friendly entertainment.

Pocahontas State Park's location and 90 miles of trails make it particularly popular among bicyclists.

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Location

Pocahontas State Park Campground is located in Virginia

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Directions

10301 State Park Rd., Chesterfield, VA 23832 From Interstate 95 south of Richmond: Take exit 61 onto Route 10 west, then left onto Route 655 (Beach Road). Go about four miles to State Park Road, which is on the right. From Interstate 95 north of Richmond: Take Interstate 295 south to Route 10 west (Iron Bridge Road) to Route 655 (Beach Road) to State Park Road. From 64 west of Richmond: Take Route 288 south to Route 10 east (Iron Bridge Road) to Route 655 (Beach Road) to State Park Road. From 64 east of Richmond: Take Interstate 295 south to Route 10 west to Route 655 (Beach Road) to State Park Road.

Address

10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, VA 23838

Coordinates

37.36621456 N
77.57377482 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • Verizon
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  • AT&T
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Yurts
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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77 Reviews

JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2024

Huge park with plenty to do!

Our site was nice and level. Covered by shade the majority of the day. Playground was decent and pretty centrally located on the campground. Firewood for sale by QR code was convenient. The trails were nice and it was a nice walk to the aquatic recreation park. Access to the aquatic park is free for campers. The bathrooms were clean but the one close to my site the outside was falling apart. Don’t know how the camp store is because it is only open Thursday to Sunday and has almost different hours every day. Overall great campground we will be going back

Site97
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Joseph H., July 3, 2024
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Joseph H., July 3, 2024
Janet R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2024

Amazing State Park close to Richmond!

This state park is amazing, it is close to the Richmond metro but allows an easy and wonderful retreat to nature. I was there in early June, and it wasnt crowded, though I can imagine it might be later in the summer. There are numerous camping options here, ranging from tent camping to RV’s to camper cabins to yurts, to regular full service glamping cabins, all in different sections. There is also an area set aside that could be rented for a group retreat or group summer camp, with groups of cabins around meeting space and dining hall area. The full service cabins are new and very upscale; the camper cabins are older but well maintained. The yurts are lovely too. I car camped in a standard site, all the campsites are wooded, shady, fairly private and well spaced. The park is huge and has lots of recreation, from miles of hiking and riding trails, biking and more. Very family friendly, with playgrounds, an incredible waterpark and pool, and nature programs at the visitor center. There is also a summer series of concerts etc in the park. Highly recommended!

Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Janet R., June 20, 2024
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Janet R., June 20, 2024
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Janet R., June 20, 2024
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Lucy P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2024

Very average

Very basic campground, nothing particularly exciting to do but has everything you need!

Site33
Month of VisitJanuary
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2023

Nice park! Will be back!

Stayed just one night on our way to Maine. Nice, well-kept park and very friendly staff! Will definitely come back when we can stay longer. Stayed in a pull-through site with lots of space and privacy.

Site66
Month of VisitOctober
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2023

Gorgeous

Such a clean and well maintained State Park. Sites relatively level, surrounded by beautiful trees and well spaced out. Great hikes and gift shop at office.

Month of VisitJuly
J
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2023

Nice park

Really quiet and spacious campground with two bath houses. A lot of trails to explore.

Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Jacob C., June 3, 2023
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Jacob C., June 3, 2023
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2022

Busy Family Campground

It was Veteran’s Day a 3 day weekend…and boy was it full, even with the late season tropical storm blowing through later in the day! I guess it was busy because it is free on Veteran’s Day! Water and electric at each rv site, but water and 50 amp only in sites 66-129. (Dual dump station on the way out.) Host sites are #41 & 99 and can answer questions for you. Cabins and yurts also available for rent. Hike or mountain bike down to the lake for some fishing or scenic exercise. Camp store has ice, snacks, ice cream, camping games, and first aid supplies. Friendly store staff too! Separate laundry facility at the camp store.

Site78
Month of VisitDecember
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Jennifer  K., November 12, 2022
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Jennifer  K., November 12, 2022
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Jennifer  K., November 12, 2022
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TJ S.
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2022

One night, but great!

This park has great ranger staff at the gate and roads were well marked. The grounds were very well kept. Our site was fairly level easy to get into and pull through. The facilities for the bathroom were also very clean. I would definitely go back.

Site11
Month of VisitSeptember
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2022

Great for a quick over night

We stayed here for one night on our way to Acadia National park. The park was lovely, sites were pull throughs for our 20 foot pull behind. Although we did not get to explore much we enjoyed our time here. We would definitely come back to explore it further.

Site11
Month of VisitSeptember
Jeff K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2022

Clean, quiet state park

Big place, easy to find some solitude midweek. Crowded on weekends. Park is nice and clean

Month of VisitSeptember
Gary G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2022

Excellent camping with a variety of activities available!

The campsites were private, well maintained, and shady.  The facilities were also well maintained.  Flush toilets and free hot showers were abundant.

With only 120 sites, the traffic and noise was acceptable.  There was cell coverage for our Verizon phones.  There was a nice playground for the grandkids, a small campground store, dry firewood, and friendly campground hosts.

The day use area is incredible and less than a mile walk through the woods on a hike/bike/crawl/stroller gravel surface.  The day area includes awesome MTB trails, hiking trails, kayaking/fishing spots and a water park.

No doubt we will return to this Virginia State Park in the future!

Site64
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Gary G., June 20, 2022
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Gary G., June 20, 2022
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Gary G., June 20, 2022
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JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2022

Awesome State Park Campground

We spent three nights here (May 17-19, 2022). This is an awesome State Park CG with wide, level pull through and back-in sites.

There is a small gift shop at the main entrance. The camp store was closed during our stay. We did not make use of the laundry, bathrooms or showers.

Activities include: hiking/walking, mtn biking (three levels of difficulty– wish I brought my mtn bike), boating, fishing, swimming, equestrian, etc. The trails are excellent. The forest and lakes are absolutely amazing. There is so much to see and do.

This is the kind of park that you hate to leave. We would most definitely stay here again (and again). How fun!

Site81
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by JOHN T., June 6, 2022
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by JOHN T., June 6, 2022
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by JOHN T., June 6, 2022
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BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2022

Beautiful spacious sites in woods setting

Just 20 miles from Richmond Va. Pocahontas offers boating, picnicking, camping, camping cabins, yurts, plus 90 miles of trails, along with nature and history programs. The Aquatic Center, which offers a toddler pool, fountain wet deck, three foot and five foot deep leisure pools, along with activity pool and two tubular water slides. affords seasonal water based activities for all.  Three lakes offer plenty of fishing. Boat rentals available seasonally by the 225 acre swift creek Lake.  The Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, dedicated to Depression era workers who helped build the state park system, is one of a handful in the nation.  Two Dinning halls may be rented for meetings, weddings and special events.  Rustic group facilities with primitive overnight cabins (bunkhouses) are available seasonally for larger groups.  The park also offers buddy camp sites for 2 sometimes 3 campers in a party.

The park's 2,000 seat amphitheater hosts the Pocahontas Premiers series of concerts and family-friendly entertainment.

Pocahontas State Park's Location and 90 miles of trails make it particularly popular among bicyclists.

The canoe trips around the swift creek lake will leave lasting memories of the fun times in nature as you will see and abundance of it.

Pocahontas has 129 camping sites some of which are site specific while others are reservable, on a first come basis. Most all the sites are somewhat level and lengthy, but if you have a lengthy setup, it's recommended to reserve a lengthy site. The reserve America website will post site overall lengths and be helpful in reserving the proper sites.

This is a rather big and very enjoyable state park with much to do, while being fairly close in to town for lots of other exploring. Should You decide to give it a closer look. I hope You will find it greatly enjoyable as I do.

Due to covid please check ahead to be sure activities you may be interested in are not canceled.

The park does have some slight rolling hills in sections while there are fairly flat hikes as well. Best Wishes and Enjoy!

Site104
Month of VisitFebruary
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Beverly T., February 15, 2022
M
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2021

Beautiful state park!

This state park has it all!  Nice roomy campsites.  Clean bathrooms and showers. Laundry in the park.  Many trails to hike or bike.  Beautiful area.  It is near Richmond, VA where we were visiting family so it worked well.   There are also cabins available in the park.

Site84
Month of VisitNovember
RL
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2021

Buddy Site

We rented the buddy site this summer, which was actually three very close together sites that have been grouped together to become a buddy site. Typically group sites have large spaces and lots of room to gather around a fire but with it being three sites, the picnic tables, firepits, and tent pads were all spread out. It wasn’t really what I expected for a group site but we made it work.

Bring fans for summertime camping! Not all sites have good shade.

Sitegroup/buddy
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by RL , November 27, 2021
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by RL , November 27, 2021
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by RL , November 27, 2021
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LUIS P.
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2021

Great way to spend a weekend

We hit a nice 4.5 miler loop "forest exploration trail" lovely scenes

Month of VisitApril
D
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2021

Quality, professional, exceptional

This park sets the bar on how a park should be. Attention to detail, well kempt level sites, laundry service, well maintained facilities, friendly helpful staff, plenty of activities and local history.

I am glad I did not pick the early drive though sites as they exchanged convenience for sub par sites. The back in loops further in are well worth it.

Site88. highly reccomend
Month of VisitDecember
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by David D., November 6, 2021
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by David D., November 6, 2021
K
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2021

A great stay at the buddy site

Even though it was a very crowded weekend, this site felt pretty private since it is set back off the road a bit. It also had a good amount of forest next to it. Lots of room to park and accommodate a large group. Glad we brought canopies for some shade since the entire site isn't shaded.

About .25 miles to the bathroom/shower house which was very clean.

Site3
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Kat H., September 3, 2021
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J
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2021

Simply Lovely

Spacious, level site spaced well away from next site. Fabulous hiking and the staff are so welcoming!

Site65
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Julie , August 14, 2021
Korinne K.
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2021

Beautiful, Spacious and a MUST!

I only got to spend one night at this State Park and I'm dying to go back. I was there in the spring but the trees would make this a perfect fall campground!

Site - spacious, private and peaceful. If you need to disconnect and surround yourself in nature this is the spot!
Shower house - Standard for a campground but we'll maintained and clean. Trails - AMAZING. They are plentiful and there are picturesque views along the way. Activities - There is a pool but it wasn't open during our stay. We did get to see it and was very impressed.

Site76
Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Korinne K., August 7, 2021
Jacob S.
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2021

By Far Our Favorite Campground

This was the first campground we visited with our large family when we started camping.  After camping at several other campgrounds in the area, this still remains our favorite.    The campground was clean and the spaces were large.  The staff was very friendly and did a great job maintaining the park.   Unfortunately the water park was closed when we attended, but there was still plenty of things to do.  The demonstration by the park rangers was well done and a highlight for the kids.

Site118
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Jacob S., July 1, 2021
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Jacob S., July 1, 2021
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M
Reviewed May. 23, 2021

Small state park with great camping

Absolutely enjoy going to Pocahontas! Great campsites. Pretty separated from each other. Very clean. Good bathrooms. Pool and fishing in the park. Good hiking.

Month of VisitFebruary
laurie M.
Reviewed May. 12, 2021

Love it!

Thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at this park. Spacious, paved, and level sites. Several buddy campsites too.

Site70
Month of VisitApril
A
Reviewed May. 11, 2021

MTB trails

One of the best MTB trails I have been.

Site40
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Allan , May 11, 2021
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Allan , May 11, 2021
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N P.
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2020

Lovely and lively

Every camper’s dream spot. Seriously, this modern giant state park has it all: mostly private sites, a paved road for biking, plenty of tree cover( even in winter) a lifetime’s worth of trails to explore, and clean, legit bathrooms and showers. Firewood for sale by QR code, almost total darkness at night. Site 118 was perfect for our camper van. Could see one site across the road but other neighbors were mostly hidden. Short walk to showers and toilet. Powhatan Trail entrance is right off the loop and lovely, even in December. Pack your bags and go!

Bridget H.
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2020

So Much To Do!

This campground is beautiful! We have been here multiple times but have only car camped here one night. This park has trails, a sprayground, playground, camping, cabins, nature center, and picnic areas. I love this park. It really is beautiful. We stayed here one night for a vintage scooter rally. The bathrooms were very clean and well lit. It was nice and quiet and I love the campsites themselves. It was a nice site with a picnic table, lantern holder, and tent pad. The camp store was closed by the time we arrived but we had everything we needed. We even did a little Geocaching fun while we were there. I love this park and look forward to more camping hopefully next year. They do have yurts and cabins too. Great place for stargazing but city lights are close by.

  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Bridget H., December 9, 2020
  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by Bridget H., December 9, 2020
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RL
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2020

Lovely November Trip 🔥

Camped on a Friday night, had site 106. It was a really nice site: set back a bit from the road, fairly wooded, not a long walk to the bathhouse water/electric hook-ups, and a long back-in driveway. Nice fire ring with grill (that had been cleaned), lantern/trash pole, picnic table. Pea gravel tent pad. Honor pay wood.

After a neighboring camper left we noticed they were disinfecting the campsites very well. Picnic tables, electric/water areas, fire pit areas, poles, etc. were all getting sprayed down between campers.

Walked around the trails on Saturday. The trail around Beaver Lake was a really nice 2.5 mile loop. Gorgeous in November. Like most weekends, a bit busy on a Saturday. Everything’s open right now, and masks are required in common areas, bath houses, etc.

  • Review photo of Pocahontas State Park Campground by RL , November 17, 2020
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Ashley I.
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2020

Love it here!

It's our "go-to" at home campground. Beautiful park, friendly staff and beautiful, well maintained trails. LOTS of space to spread out and explore!

Ashley I.
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2020

One of my favs!

Great State Park campground! No sewer hookups (they do have 30/50amp). Lots of hiking, fantastic mountain bike trails, lots of history. LOVE the staff. 20 mins from every store you can imagine, but super quiet at night. Sites are well spaced.

Lauren V.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2020

I LOVE this camp ground!

Stopped over for one night on a long drive and was so happy with the set up. Nice amount of room between sites, viper clean bathrooms and showers, fire wood available, and cute little trails to walk your pups. Liked it so much that I decided to stay here on my way back too:)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Pocahontas State Park Campground?

Camping at Pocahontas State Park Campground can cost between $35.00 and $40.00 depending on the site.

Does Pocahontas State Park Campground have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Pocahontas State Park Campground has water hookups.

Are fires allowed at Pocahontas State Park Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Pocahontas State Park Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Pocahontas State Park Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Pocahontas State Park Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Pocahontas State Park Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is fair, AT&T is unknown, and T-Mobile is unknown.