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“Perfect family spot”

Pocahontas State Park
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Chester, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect family spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

As Chesterfield residents, my family visits the park many times each year. The campground is amazingly clean, with perfectly level spots and well maintained amenties. Throughout the year, there are several festivals and concert events if you are looking for a day trip, and there is no shortage of places to hike, bike, and kayak. Pocahontas alone makes the annual "Naturally Yours Passport Plus" costs worthwhile (parking pass for all State Parks). The only thing keeping it from a perfect review is the sheer size. In order to do many of the things, be prepared to drive from place to place (ex. going to a concert while camping).....this park is huge!

Visited September 2013
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Virginia
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324 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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“Nice Fall Hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is a great park in the Fall for hiking. Lots of well marked trails, lots of different trees and other foliage to check out. Knowledgeable and personable park personnel, nice (small) gift shop, and plenty of restrooms scattered throughout the park. This is Virginia's oldest and largest state park and was voted #1 state park in the U.S. a few years ago. Great place to hike with the dog and also with kids or grandkids, as we did.

Visited October 2013
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Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“Great for ramblers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

I am sure this is a great spot for ramblers. There appear to be a number of marked trails through the woodland and the map shows some water in the park. If you have mobility problems, even slightly, this is probably not the place for you.

Visited November 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Large campsites, pretty park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

We camped for one night at Pocahantas State Park and enjoyed our time there. The campsites are large (we squeezed seven people into ours), although they don't have a ton of privacy. The bathrooms were clean and heated, which was a plus in the chilly weather!

Our campsite was $27 which isn't bad. The people we spoke with at the entrance and in the check-in office were friendly and helpful.

As far as amenities go, the park has a bunch of hiking trails, ranging from very short and easy to 13+ miles and strenuous. We hiked the loop around the lake which took about an hour and offered lots of nice views. Some of the people in my group also fished.

Sadly it was too late in the year to rent canoes and paddle boats but we will definitely take advantage of that if we are back in the summer.

Visited October 2013
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Elroy, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
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“Great camping and facilities”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Camped here for three week nights with our family of nine. Plenty of RV spots to choose from and the bathroom/shower facilities were clean and well maintained. There was a seperate laundry facility with a camp store. The store had limited hours during the week and offered a limited supply of snacks and camping essentials.

Camping fee included access to pool/water park. The waterslides were not open during our stay - signs were posted that they were closed for maintenace. It seemed unusual since it was the middle of summer and there did not seem to be any maintenance being done during our three day stay. The rest of the aquatic facilities were nice. There is an infant pool and smaller childrens water play area, splash pad, large 3.5' pool and large 5' pool. Safety was not a concern as there were three life guards/attendants per pool area. In fact it seemed a bit over kill having so many life guards hovering and probably the biggest reason there is a $5 admission fee for non campers.

Hiking and bicycle trails were awsome, it seemed as if there were endless miles. We biked quite a bit with our children end enjoyed it thoroughly.

Access to the park was easy enough and there was plenty of room to maneuver our 34' travel trailer. A 10-15 minute drive to shipping and restaurants, though there can be traffic during the usual times of day.

Visited August 2013
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