Campground/RV Park: Pocahontas State Park – VIRGINIA
Location: 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832
Latitude, 37.373973. Longitude, -77.571782.
Date(s) Stayed: 5/26/15 – 5/31/15 and 7/1/18 – 7/15/18
Length of Stay: 2 days and 2 weeks
Site #: #74 pull-through and
Cost per night: $34/night for non-residents
Discount Used: 10% Military
Connections: Electric & Water with Dump Station
We arrived at Pocahontas State Park Campground during check-in time in the early afternoon. We were checked in quickly at a gate house at the entrance of the campground. Since we had a reservation, we were issued our site hangtag, rules and park info and sent on our way. Be aware, on weekends, there may be a line, so have some patience.
The roads in the campground are a little curvy so, pay attention to pedestrians and children riding their bicycles. This campground is very wooded which provided that true camping atmosphere. The grounds are impeccably cared for it being a state run campground.
We chose a long pull-through both times we stayed at Pocahontas State Park. Each site is furnished with a picnic table and fire pit. The sites were amply spaced with trees between each site which offered great privacy.
We noticed that there were a few buddy sites on cul de sacs that allowed up to three campers or RVs to park together.
I have to say, this is one of those State Park Campgrounds that has everything!
Showers – Hot
Swimming – Pool
Trails – Bridle
The camp store and laundry are located in the same building across from the playground. They were clean and organized.
Though a little dated, the bath houses were par for State Parks. Pocahontas State Park Campground has three showers stalls each with locking doors and were quite roomy. They were kept clean and monitored regularly.
The dump station is located near the entrance of the park as well as a firewood purchasing station. There’s another firewood purchasing station in the campground itself.
There are plenty of trails throughout the Pocahontas State Park and several are led right from the campground. We enjoyed hiking a couple that gave us good exercise over gentle to hilly terrain. While we were hiking, we happened upon the Nature Education Center and were amazed at the programs they run, and live exhibits.
Also, there is a swimming pool also located within Pocahontas State Park but not at the campground itself.
Just 20 miles from downtown Richmond, the capital of Virginia, Pocahontas State Park has been one of the more popular parks in the state park system. Swift Creek forms the nucleus of the park, which is centered in a wildlife management area. Hiking, biking and horseback riding are popular activities in the Park. The Park’s Olympic size swimming pool is a welcome relief from the summer heat. New facilities at the park include a Civil Conservation Corps Museum, Amphitheater featuring events from the Richmond Symphony to a Civil War Day, and the Heritage Center conference facility.
Size: 7,625 acres. Swift Creek Lake: 150 acres. Beaver Lake: 24 acres.
We were very pleased with the security and behavior aura of the campground at Pocahontas State Park. The Virginia State Police and State Park Rangers made their rounds often. Their presence seemed to create a peaceful environment. Even on the July 4th weekend, it was quiet and pleasant to camp there. Quiet time is 10am-6pm.
If you’re coming 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.
Traveling rom 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.
Coming 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.
Our Final Review…
This by far is one of our favorite State Parks nationwide! Having been to several, Pocahontas State Park Campground was quiet, organized and orderly. The State truly cares about the campground hospitality and making every camper as content as possible.