Pocahontas State Park is located 20 miles outside of Richmond, Virginia. At Pocahontas State Park, many guests enjoy camping, fishing, boating, swimming, and picnicking. With so much to do in the park, it is no surprise that it is a busy area with lots of visitors each year. Guests love that the park is located between Swift Creek Lake and Beaver Lake. With more than 100 campsites, there are options for every visitor. Enjoy tent camping, stay in a cabin, or bring your RV for a good time in the park.
In the park, there is the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. Guests can go through the museum to see what it was like to be a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Water lovers have tons of options at Pocahontas State Park. Enjoy a day canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, row boating, or stand-up paddle boarding on Swift Creek Lake. If you don't have your own equipment, you can rent all of these things on the lake. Fishing is also popular on the lakes, for those with valid permits. For those who would rather swim, the Aquatic Recreation Center allows for safe swimming of children of all ages with water slides and other entertainment.
There is also a natural center on the property, which is a lot of fun for both kids and adults who love animals and want to learn more about them.
Dogs are welcome in the camping areas, but they will not be allowed in the other parts of the property. Dogs are allowed in the cabins, but not in the picnic shelters or the activity buildings. Please keep dogs out of restrooms as well. Owners are responsible for keeping their dogs under control and cleaning up after them. Dogs shouldn't be left at campsites without supervision for the safety of both visitors and the dog.