Explore Pocahontas State Park This Weekend

June 28th, 2021 by

Close up of a biker riding a bike through the forest road

Boating, picnicking, camping, live music, and overnight stays are just a few things Pocahontas State Park has to offer. If you’re looking for a family-friendly adventure that’ll get the kids off the video games and into nature, this picturesque state park will become your favorite getaway, whether that’s for the weekend or just for the day. Before you pack up the car and lather everyone up in sunscreen, let’s see how your Pocahontas itinerary is going to turn out.


It’s no secret the summertime is hot in Virginia, so any chance you have to be around a body of water, you should take it. Start the day at the aquatic center, where you’ll find a toddler pool, fit for the little ones, as well as an assortment of activity pools and even a fountain water deck. Your kids will also love the water slides, so fair warning, it may be challenging to pull them out of the water for your next activity. After cooling off at the pools, you’ll want to make plans to venture over to the 90 miles of walking trails. So, it’s time to dig those hiking shoes out of your closet, or if you’re into biking, these trails are fit for your wheels as well.

Although, besides walking and aquatic activities, Pocahontas State Park is known for its amazing fish amenities. Don’t have a boat of your own? No worries, they have you covered with rentals, and there are 225 acres of water to enjoy at Swift Creek Lake. And on special occasions, the Pocahontas Premiers offers live concerts, so be sure to check out the upcoming events. If you are interested in overnight stays, reservations are currently open for bunkhouses as well. Before leaving, make sure you venture over to the nature center as well.

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Hours of Operation

Pocahontas State Park opens at 7:00 am and closes at dusk, but for special activities, like aquatics, boating, or the nature center, hours may vary by season.

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