Pocahontas State Park in Virginia

Pocahontas State Park in Virginia
Just 20 miles from Richmond, Virginia, Pocahontas State Park is a popular summer vacation destination where travelers can enjoy the Swift River Reservoir and Beaver Lake.


The park is located in Chesterfield County. You can get there via Interstate 95, Route 360 or Route 288.


There are group cabins and campsites with hookups available by reservation. Call (800) 933-PARK to get current rates or to reserve overnight facilities.


Swim season is between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The Pool and Aquatic Recreation Center opens daily during this season at 10 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. Swimming fees are required.


There are numerous trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding (bring your own horse) around Beaver Lake and through the surrounding wooded areas.


Pocahontas State Park offers fishing, boating and hunting opportunities


Boat rental and a snack bar operate during the summer. There are coin-operated laundry machines and a souvenir shop year-round.

Article Written By Heather Carreiro

Heather Carreiro is a certified English teacher who has been writing since 2008. The editor of Matador Abroad, her work has appeared online at BootsnAll, Matador Network, GoNOMAD, Journey Beyond Travel and Expat Women. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is pursuing a Master of Arts in English at Bridgewater State University.

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