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About Pocahontas State Park
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
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Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
No WiFi
Location
Pocahontas State Park is located in Virginia
Latitude
37.366 N
Longitude
-77.572 W
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34 Reviews of Pocahontas State Park
A great park for a weekend get-away

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.

Not a pretty area

I grew up near this park and only went twice. While the trails are extensive, they are not very interesting. Also, the ticks in this part of virginia were out of control and i found myself spending more of my hike picking them off than looking at the scenery. The scenery however left much to be desired. I would not recommend this park. There are far better ones like Prince William State Park near D.C.

Not a pretty area

I grew up near this park and only went twice. While the trails are extensive, they are not very interesting. Also, the ticks in this part of virginia were out of control and i found myself spending more of my hike picking them off than looking at the scenery. The scenery however left much to be desired. I would not recommend this park. There are far better ones like Prince William State Park near D.C.

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Pocahontas State Park

Well kept campsite, quiet, great amenities, well maintained hiking trails and a great aquatic center. Fantastic for families looking for a weekend away.