Pocahontas State Park

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Pocahontas State Park is a state park located in Chesterfield, Virginia, United States, not far from the state capitol of Richmond. The park was laid out by the Civilian Conservation Corps along the Swift Creek, and at 7,950 acres (32.2 km2) was, at its creation, Virginia's largest state park.

The park is named after Chief Powhatan's daughter Pocahontas.

Civilian Conservation Corps Museum[edit]

The park is the site of the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum with exhibits about the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Virginia. Located in a building constructed by the CCC, the museum's exhibits include photographs, artifacts and personal mementos.

Mountain Biking[edit]

There are many miles of mountain biking singletrack available at Pocahontas for a variety of skill levels. These narrow trails feature log hops, tight turns, water crossings, and rock gardens. The park uses a ski style grading system to mark the singletrack, that is different from other trails in the park. There is one easy trail, 4 intermediate trails, one red expert trail, and one double red trail. The trails are well marked and divided into two groups. 4 older trails, still well maintained, have a trail of every difficulty. The 3 Lakeviews are all intermediate. The Lakeview trails are stacked, which means you have to ride lakeview one to get to lakeview 2, to get to lakeview 3 you have to ride lakeview 2. The lakeviews have short alternate routes that are rated expert, including a log ride. These trails are maintained by a volunteer organisation, Friends of Pocahontas aka FOPSP. A number of races occur annually in the park.

In addition to the single track, there are miles and miles of multi-use fire roads around the park. A number of fairly well-marked routes exist for visitors to follow.


The park has a number of streams and lakes for fishing. The park also has a few fishing events and permit-free days. Expect to catch small panfish, largemouth bass,

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