campsite was nice. scenery was great
We had a llamazing time camping during our questival experience at Pocahontas state park! We told scary stories about toddlers with sharpies, made Smores with potatoes chips added in and we hiked around beaver lake!
We will definitely come back again. The park is gorgeous and well kept. The staff and other campers were very friendly.
Spent the night at Pocahontas State park last night, so beautiful! Did an early morning hike around the beaver lake trail. All of the facilities are great!
Pocahantas State Park was great! The campsites were clean and we had easy access to the water. Definitely reccommend staying here.
Had a great time. Fantastic facilities and friendly staff. Would absolutely revisit and even plan for more extensive backpacking trips.
Love the park. Lots to do, with tons of trails, ponds, playgrounds and a pool/waterpark. The sites are large and most of them pretty private.
We used to do a cross country race here and would run past the campgrounds on our warm-ups. Campgrounds looked pretty standard and there were bathrooms. Park itself is beautiful, especially in the fall. The wooded trails were beautiful and soft.
Pretty cool place with a pool and playground. The site I stayed at were really used and everything there was dirt. The restrooms were ok and not as dirty as the outside site. There is fire rings, tables and shower. There was a store about 5 minutes walk that sold food and fire wood
The trails at this park are very well maintained. They are designated as hiking, biking, and/or horseback riding, so you'll know which trails are best for your activity.
This park has some of the best bike trails in the state - over 25 miles. Several new mountain-bike-only trails opened just this year. The difficulties are clearly marked as Novice through Expert. They even installed maintenance equipment at the entrance of each new trail so you can make minor adjustments without carrying your own equipment.
A number of the hiking trails through this park are wide fire roads. Smaller paths wind throughout the park connecting the larger trails together. Be sure to get a park map before you start your adventure. This is the largest state park in Virginia and it's easy to get turned around.
If you're into Geocaching, or want to learn how, you can pick up a hand-held GPS from the park office along with a list of the geocaches located in the park. The geocaches are rotated on a fairly frequent basis, so there will always be new caches for you to find.
Pocahontas State Park has a great Nature Center where you can pet or hold some of the smaller snakes, and watch the box turtles wander around. Here you can learn about the local plants and wildlife so you know what to look for out on the trail. There are even craft activities for the little ones. Just check with the park office or the Nature Center for a schedule of events.
For water lovers there is a large swimming pool that is open during the summer months. If you're camping for the night, your entrance to the pool is included in your stay. Or, if you prefer kayaks and canoes, you can put in at Swift Creek Lake for a flatwater paddle. The park has rental equipment if need to borrow gear.
The southern end of the park has been designed for the horse lovers. There is ample parking for trailers and miles of wide trails so you don't have to ride single file. The park includes new facilities for your horses including two exercise rings. There are no overnight facilities for horses at this park.
The camping sites are nothing special. Tent and RV camping are in the same area. They do provide plenty of room for your tent, and include a picnic table and fire ring. Many of the sites are in almost full sun, so you may want to bring a shade of some type with you.
Beware that there is a huge tick population in this park. Be sure to wear bug spray if you'll be out in the woods at any point.
All-in-all, this is a fantastic park for families. There is a little bit of everything for everyone in your family.