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Pocahontas State Park, VA

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Pocahontas State Park is located south of Richond, VA, not too far from I-95. We first stayed here several years ago while exploring the Civil War battlefields in the area. There are several miles of hiking and mountain biking trails within the park It's a large campground with 169 sites.

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We arrived on a mid-November weekday and had our choice of almost any site in the park. We chose 79 for it's sunny location.

Date of visit: Nov 2007

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There are two main camping loops; we were in the second loop with sites numbered from 66 to 129. This loop is more open and sunny than the first loop with sites 1-65. Here is site 97.

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Both loops have a few pull-through sites - here is 76 on the left. All sites have E/W hookups, and there is a dump station available.

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An interesting feature of the park are the few Buddy Sites, comprised of 3 sites close together. These would be great for several families to share.

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The kids would have a great time riding their bikes around all the paved campground roads This shows sites 114 and 115 in the foreground with Buddy Sites 111-113 in the background.

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More of the pull-through sites, 67 and 66, with the Camp Store in the background.

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Site 44 shows the more wooded setting of sites in the first camping loop.

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The bathhouses here rank among the best we've ever seen. The showers are in individual rooms, and the entire building was amazingly clean.

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It was a gorgeous fall afternoon when we arrived, with a temperature of 75 degrees! We took a very pleasant walk through the woods down to a so-called beaver dam.

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Here's the dam. Somehow I'm not convinced that this is a genuine beaver dam.

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Fall colors were at their height.

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Beaver Lake.

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Not too far from the dam is this Civilian Conservation Corp museum. Unfortunately, it wasn't open when we were there.

Amenities

Rates: $24

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Coordinates: 37.378488 N, 77.575016 W

Elevation: 246'

Nearby Attractions

Civil War Battlefields

 

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