Just 20 miles from Richmond, Pocahontas offers boating, picnicking, camping, camping cabins, 64-plus miles of trails, and nature and history programs. The Aquatic Center, which has a toddler pool, fountain wet deck, three-foot and five-foot-deep leisure pools, an activity pool and two tubular water slides, affords seasonal water-based activities for all. Three lakes offer plenty of fishing. Boat rentals are available seasonally by the 225-acre Swift Creek Lake. The Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, dedicated to Depression-era workers who helped build the state park system, is one of a handful in the nation. Two dining halls may be rented for meetings, weddings and special events. Rustic group facilities with primitive overnight cabins (bunkhouses) are available seasonally for larger groups.

The park’s 2,000-seat amphitheater hosts the Pocahontas Premieres series of concerts and family-friendly entertainment.

Pocahontas State Park’s location and 64 miles of trails make it particularly popular among bicyclists. See the current trail status here.


7 a.m. to dusk for general use. Hours for certain facilities, such as the Aquatic Center, main office, boathouse, CCC Museum and Nature Center, vary by time of year. Read further or call the park for details.


In Chesterfield County, about 20 miles from Richmond. It’s easily accessible from Interstate 95, Route 288 and Route 360. See below for detailed directions.

Its address is 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832-6355; Latitude, 37.373973. Longitude, -77.571782.