Pocahontas State Park - Chesterfield, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 37° 22.175 W 077° 34.553
18S E 271901 N 4138986
Quick Description: Pocahontas State Park is located right off of Beach Rd in Chesterfield and offers over 7,000 acres for the public to enjoy.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2012 6:37:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMF0WC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member knightfly
Views: 6

Long Description:
There are many things to do in the park. Visit the musems, go geocaching, go waymarking, go canoeing, pool, camping, hiking, and many more! The plaques say, "This park of 7604 acres was originally known as the Swift Creek Recreational Area. It's purchase in 1934 and subsequent development by the Federal Government were with the understanding that eventually the state would accept and maintain the property. Incorporating it into its park system. On June 16, 1946 The Virginia Conservation Commission dedicated the park. Naming it for the Indian princess, Pocahontas." "Located north of this marker is the site of the amp of CCC Company 2386, Beach, Virginia. The camp was organized in 1935 and to 3 military officers, a civilian technical service staff, and aprroximately 200 enrollees. During it's existence, the company built Swift Creek Recreational Area, the forerunner of Pocahontas State Park, and the reforested 7,604 acres of land now known as Pocahontas State Forest."
Name of Park, Protected Area, or Cultural Location: Pocahontas State Park

Name of System or Passport Program: Virginia State Parks

Passport Available: Yes, for free

Parking or Entrance Fee: Not listed

Park Website: Not listed

Address of Station: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
No special instructions, but a picture of yourself or of something unique to that place would be a nice touch.
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