The best camping near Pocahontas State Park

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City Camp on Reedy Creek

2 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Richmond, VA
Learn more about this land: Come take a load off at this forested Richmond retreat overlooking Reedy Creek. Set up a tent, car camp, or bring your small trailer to one of two sites on a unique property backed up to 20+ acres of woods. Imagine a hidden gem where you can relax to the sounds of rushing water and chirping birds, but can walk or bike to coffee shops, breweries, restaurants, parks or the river. If you are coming into Richmond for a Brown's Island event we are a five minute Uber to an access point using the Potterfield walking bridge (it's a beautiful walk across the James River to the island). Each campsite includes 3 level spots to pitch tents (see dimensions below), and a connected space to park one car, van or small trailer. The large parking space can be used as a fourth tent footprint if needed. There are additional parking spaces. Each site has a fire pit (with firewood on site), a grate to grill over the fire, a picnic table, and a hammock. There is a shared outbuilding with a composting toilet, hand washing sink, outdoor shower (solar warmed), and space to change privately.  Campsite W ~  Tent footprints: 1) 10' x 12' 2) 10' x 13' 3) 9' x 10' Campsite E ~ Tent footprints: 1) 15'x16' 2) 10' x 15' 3) 9' x 10' **Pricing is based on groups of up to four adults or two adults with children. For groups of five to seven adults there is an additional charge of $10 person per day. For groups of eight or more we suggest you reserve both sites and have the entire camp to yourselves. Campsites W and E are about 80' apart. Both are around 100' to the creek. The spots can accommodate a total length (towing vehicle plus trailer) of up to 35 ft. There is an outdoor spigot with potable water and hoses for clean up. The woodlands and creek adjacent to the campsites have trails that are accessible to the public. You and your furry friends are welcome to use these paths, but know that others may be using them too. Richmond has so much to offer and we are just a hop, skip, and a jump to many wonderful attractions - kayak or sunbathe on the James River, walk or bike on trails around the city, rock climb, dine, imbibe. PLEASE NOTE* These sites are on a private property with a house that is visible to campers, but we give our guests complete privacy and don't plan to interact unless you need something from us. While you are on a 2 acre property backed up to a 20 acre wooded area, we are still in the middle of the city and you will hear city sounds. This is a safe space. We do not discriminate based on anything that makes you...you.
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Waterfront Tiny House

11 sites · Lodging, Tents5 acres · Chester, VA
Arrive by wheels or water and prepare yourself for delight! Once home to native tribes, Pocahontas' great grandson is buried nearby and "the spot" where Capt. John Smith was saved by Pocahontas is less than a mile away. Later, the property was deeded as Cobb's plantation and saw action as a civil war river lookout. Walthall creek is the old channel, that once carried supplies to soldiers and supported a school for the blind. Now, a quiet passage for kayaks and recreational boats it is a retreat you will certainly revisit! We are nestled on 5 acres neighbored by a 177 acre park (with thick woods and miles of trails) and a few good-hearted neighbors. Just steps away from your abode is a grand dock loaded with a tiki bar, grill, and an endless waterway! Seasonal garden veggies, herbs, eggs and lots of southern warmth await you! Bring your boat, bike, kayak, fishing rod, floaty, some delish eats and you are all set! There is even an Art studio for the creative in you!
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Sharp's Island

1 site · Tent1 acre · Richmond, VA
Sharp's Island is so named because the Sharp family of Richmond owned it as far back as the 1850s. The old brick foundation you see in the pictures is all that remains of a house that was built on the island in 1895 and stood for 75 years! We consider ourselves stewards of an amazing historic, ecological, geologic, and recreational asset, and we had love to have you add your own story to this island's long history! NOTE: The parking situation has changed due to construction! The parking information in the pictures is not correct (but Hipcamp won't let me delete them). Contact Andy at 804-212-6639 for parking instructions. You have to get to Sharp's Island on your own, but we can rent you a canoe or kayak (it's super easy). Learn more about this land: One-of-a-kind really only begins to describe 1-acre Sharp's Island! For starters, this is the only legal camping option in the city of Richmond. You read that correctly. This is your own private island, and it's right in the heart of downtown RVA! The Piedmont meets the Coastal Plain right here at Sharp's Island. That makes for amazing fishing, especially during the spring shad and striper runs.  Some other incredible things about camping at Sharp's Island: You can motor up to it from Ancarrow's Landing, canoe over from the trail just below Mayo Bridge, or make this the destination for your downriver raft/kayak trip; at summer river levels there are literally dozens of great swimming holes along the banks (we can sell you tubes for lounging); choose your own campsite: sandy beach or forested interior; Fire pit ready and waiting for you. And lots more!
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Creekside Cool Bus

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Chesterfield, VA
Experience the ultimate glamping adventure in our converted school bus! Nestled on 5 acres of land, the campsite features lush woods and a creek. Enjoy the peace and quiet of nature with the comfort of a home away from home. Whether you are looking to relax and unwind or seeking an outdoor getaway, you’re sure to find it here! Our skoolie is the perfect basecamp for outdoor adventures-30 minutes to Richmond and 5 minutes from the nearest trailhead at Pocahontas State Park with pass included. ——— The space Our fully functional skoolie comes equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, but please read the full description of this space and property to make sure this is the right experience for you! We would like everyone to be aware that it does get chilly inside the bus depending on the weather. While the bus is insulated, we do lose a lot of heat through the windows and floor. *Beds* Comfortable queen-sized bed in the back. The couch folds down into a bed slightly smaller than a full size mattress. We have bedding included for both beds. The bus will sleep 3 comfortably, 4 if you really like each other! *Full Kitchen* Gas stove top inside the bus (back burner knob removed for fire safety). Pots, pans, plates, bowls, utensils, storage containers, and coffee maker/french press are all included. Pantry space to store your food. RV fridge and freezer. Small kitchen sink with hot water and a 7 gallon water tank underneath the sink that you will need to empty if full. *Bathroom* Features a skylight window. While it is a fully functional bathroom, we prefer you to use the main house bathroom for all your needs. There is a Nature’s Head composting toilet, with instructions included. We ask you to use the bus bathroom for urinating only. *Main House Full Bathroom* You have access to a full bathroom, shower, and laundry in a side door of the main house. We encourage you to utilize this space. The owners of the house also use this space for laundry, but it is closed off from the rest of the house to ensure privacy. *Heating/Cooling* Portable A/C and heating unit on bus (currently being sent in for repair). A small space heater has been provided in the meantime that works well to keep the bus warm in winter. Also has a wood burning stove, with firestarters and wood for the stove included. In the winter, it could still be a bit cold on the bus so we encourage you to bring extra blankets and clothing depending on the weather. Maxxair Fan and personal fans for your use are provided. *Outdoors* Includes a deck with a small seating area, picnic table to enjoy your meals, and a portable propane grill for your use. Enjoy a campfire in the private fire ring. There is plenty of firewood to collect in the woods. Look for the gnome and follow the walking trail from the campsite to explore the creek and more of the backyard. *Electricity* While the bus has solar panels and a battery bank to be completely off-grid, it is hooked up to shore power for your convenience. Has 2 USB outlets and a standard wall outlet. Wifi is available with high downloading speeds. *Pets* All pets are welcome! Please keep in mind that there are two dogs on the property contained to the yard by an electric invisible fence. The dogs are not able to access the campsite. We ask that you keep your pup on a leash unless it is well trained and can stay in the campsite area and away from our pets. *Extra Guests* We allow a maximum of 4 guests to stay inside the bus. For a fee, you can have extra guests stay with you in a tent outside. Please let us know before booking if you will be bringing extra guests. ——— Guest access You will need to drive on grass and through the backyard to access the school bus. There is parking right next to the campsite. We will be respectful of your space and privacy, but with that being said we like to grill out and hang out on the back deck pretty often so feel free to come over and chat. ——— Other things to note The interior height of the bus is only 6 feet so please note that it could be a bit cramped for taller individuals. We will be on the property in case you have questions.
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Flower & Fields Farm

1 site · RV, Tent7 acres · Mechanicsville, VA
Enjoy a complete break from the hustle and bustle of the everyday & escape to our budding 7 acre herb farm. Enjoy beautiful nature trails for biking, hiking, bird watching, mushroom hunting, or medicinal herb spotting. Beautiful scenic overview of adjacent property's pond, makes for the most romantic and instagram perfect photos. Access to lovely Beaver Dam Creek for taking a dip, panning for stones, or simply watching wildlife and flora. Property is absolutely magical with ferns, huge established trees, assorted mosses, hardwood mushrooms, lichen, medicinal and edible herbs. We also have quite a few animals running around. Feel free to pet and enjoy any and everything you find, except any black snakes you may come across. They simply would not appreciate it. We are adding animals daily so feel free to check our photos for what to expect. Come stay with us at Flower and Fields farm located 1 minute from very popular local restaurant Bell Cafe & 1 minutes to the local shopping center. Or completely avoid the social scene and enjoy our fire pit and covered shelter. We can't wait for you to enjoy nature with us. See you soon.
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Pondside Bliss

1 site · RV, Tent50 acres · Petersburg, VA
Pondside Bliss Description Stroll in harmony with nature among the tall pine trees, glee and delight yourself in the warmth from the evening sunset and stargaze across the serene glittering pond which occasionally ripples from the activities of the fish. This pond is 100 years old. “Mi casa es Su casa,” so pitch a tent and stay awhile. Pondside Bliss offers an oasis of tranquility with a carefree medley of the birds singing, an escape from the hustle and bustle of city sights to a weekend getaway of fishing, kayaking, a picnic lunch of grilled hot dogs, burgers, and corn on the cob. Enjoy roasted marshmallows on a stick from the in-ground fire pit. Engage in an adventurous hike in the woods and observe the sighting of the wild geese, a family of deers, leaping rabbits, and old Betsy the cow with her herd of black-coated Angus yearlings. Delight a ride in the boat or kayak and experience the cool sensation of the air. Relax in a hammock with a book and /or relish the blissfulness of the surroundings. Challenge yourself to some tossing fitness activities by tossing horseshoes, tossing corn holes bags, tossing bean bags, and engaging in a competitive colorful ring toss game. And the winner is! Bring along some board games to pass time away at the picnic tables. Conclude your campsite experience at Pondside Bliss with a fish fry from your own fishing skills and inventive cooking and creative culinary skills and recipes as well as a sing-along with Karaoke. Indulge yourself in grilled baked beans, chili cheese fries, cinnamon roll-up on a stick, and pig in a crescent biscuit on a stick straight from the grill or the pit. Invest in some long wooden Bamboo skewers for grill cooking. Pondside Bliss will be a memorable and blissful experience. Lastly, pitch your tent and relax Pondside Bliss Location: 8030 Baugh Lane- Petersburg, Va. 23803 From Church Road Turn left onto Baugh Lane Continue straight on Baugh Lane until the first driveway Turn right at the first driveway Stay on road to the end until you see a gate, go through the gate, you have arrived at Pondside Bliss.
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Chigger Creek Camping

4 sites · RVs, Tents35 acres · Dinwiddie, VA
The Meadows is family fun for everyone, featuring a stunning twelve-acre lake stocked with large mouth bass, bream, crappie and catfish for the fishing enthusiast. The property is surrounded by hardwoods, with hiking trails for varied wildlife and bird watching opportunities. We have two camp sites on the water, each a short walk to the main beach for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, boarding, swimming, and sunning. We offer a camp kitchen and an outdoor shower at the main lodge for your convenience. Each camp site has their own beach, fire pit and toilet facility for added privacy. (Firewood is provided complimentary) The Meadows is a family friendly destination that won't disappoint. Whether you are a couple seeking a secluded spot for some rest & relaxation, a family looking to reconnect over s'mores after a corn hole tournament or a book club wanting a new get away to dissect their latest read you will discover relaxed Southern hospitality. Nearby attractions include Five Forks National Battlefield, Pamplin Park, The Virginia Motorsports Park and Lake Phoenix Scuba Park. Pricing starts at $65 per night and includes two guests. Please register all additional guests over twelve when booking - price is $25 per additional guest, per day - host will verify guests count on arrival. Check in with your Host when you arrive!
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Seven Islands River Front Camping

3 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Arvonia, VA
Please note that we have a new entrance. 9337 Bridgeport Road. New driveway is just beyond the old one on the right. Look for the aluminum canoe sign at the edge of the drive way. Riverfront camping at its finest . Bateau boats pass by all 3 campsites on the third Thursday ofJune. This is due to a yearly Festival held in Scottsville where Historic river boats that used to haul goods up and down the river back in the day are maned by people in period clothing re-enacting the route that was taken. Smallmouth and catfish are biting Go by a local store and buy night crawlers worms and a pack of 2/0 hooks and you will catch something . You can now buy river tubes from the host. We will pump them up and deliver to your site. Fire wood also available delivered. 30.00 for UTV LOAD. Accessible by car or canoe, East End at Seven Islands provides endless fun for the whole family, including your well behaved off-leash dogs. When you arrive take a cooling dip in a quiet “river pool”, relax on your private beach, or see if the fish are biting. Let your kids experience the best the river has to offer by exploring the shallows for crayfish, chasing minnows, or watching for Bald Eagles patrolling the river. Pitch your tent on the beach or under the trees if you prefer some shade. Spend your nights stargazing, enjoying a campfire (remember to bring s’mores ingredients), or fishing for catfish. This is an ideal family-oriented campsite about an hour NW of Richmond. Come, enjoy and make some memories! Children 10 and under are free. The real estate sign at the entrance is for the farm house only. Camp sites are not for sale and won’t be. Future bookings are no problem Safety Notice: Not accessible by boat, canoe, or kayak when the James River level is 6 feet or higher at Scottsville. At 7.5 - 8 feet, there is not much beach to play on and the river is too dangerous to navigate. You can drive in and camp, but please stay clear of all water activities, including fishing, in these dangerous conditions.
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Sunrise by the Pond

1 site · Lodging54 acres · Beaverdam, VA
Stay on a working farm by a beautiful 8 acre pond. The spacious canvas tent contains a queen sized bed and lantern. Hang out by the pond and canoe, kayak, fish, or just sit back and watch the wildlife. You can also walk the 54 acre farm and visit the friendly farm animals. Your hosts live on the property and are available to offer farm tours or answer any questions you may have.
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Stillbrook Farm

1 site · Tent30 acres · Chesterfield, VA
At the end of a long and winding gravel driveway, you will find the quiet oasis of Stillbrook Farm. We are located in the sleepy community of ‘Winterpock’ which located in Western Chesterfield County, VA. Winterpock is steeped in history and exudes both quiet and therapeutic energy. In the 1800’s it was the center of a thriving community fueled by the nearby Clover Hill coal mines and linked by railroad to Richmond and beyond. We are 10 minutes to Pocahontas State Park, 30 minutes to RVA, and a little over 60 minutes to Charlottesville, Stillbrook is a small horse farm, with twelve horses that you will find frolicking pastures throughout the property. Our farm is the perfect mix of fields, forest, and streams. Bordered on two sides by the Surline Branch… one of our favorite activities is wading through the broom and finding where it meets the Winterpock Creek. We have several tent sites located throughout the property depending on what you are looking for. Most are located near the creek. Camp fires are permitted inside the existing fire rings with all wood and kindling provided. We have beautiful two-story, 10-stall horse barn with a bathroom (sink/toilet), Keurig with locally sourced coffee, refrigerator, and large room over our barn in case of inclement weather. While here, you will hear owls, Whippoorwills, quail, coyotes, horses, our friendly chickens, and neighbor cows. Come, be our guest!
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River City Camp

1 site · RV2 acres · Richmond, VA
Discover the charm of our quiet 2-acre property, centrally located within walking or biking distance to the Capital Trail and offering private parking for your convenience. Nestled just outside the city on Route 5, while being only 5 minutes away from Shockoe Bottom and the canal walk, where you'll find an array of restaurants, shops, and bars. Conveniently situated 10 minutes from the Richmond Airport and 15 minutes from Downtown Richmond and the James River, our location is ideal for exploring Richmond. On-site amenities include a grill, fire pit, and outdoor table, hammock creating the perfect space for relaxation. Bring your own loo, or a portable camping loo can be provided upon request. There is also a 711 .5 miles away with public restrooms. Additionally, farm-fresh eggs are available by request. Please be aware that two small dogs reside on-site, along with chickens and bunnies, so we hope you enjoy the company of these friendly animals during your stay!
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Peace Hill Farm

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Charles City, VA
Peace Hill Farm is a working family farm with home-produced meat, crops, and wool: we raise Angora goats, Leicester Longwool and Merino sheep, miniature Holstein cows, draft horses, Mangalitsa pigs, ducks, and chickens. We sell raw fleeces, rovings, and a whole range of colorful farm-produced yarns. In the summer, we have pick-your-own orchard fruits. Our farm store carries a full range of farm products plus selected arts and crafts made by local artisans. We offer afternoon teas and dinners along with a full range of hand-selected wines. Farm tours run year-round.
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The best camping near Pocahontas State Park guide

Overview

About

Bring your brushes and watercolors, because you’ll be painting with all the colors of the wind here at Pocahontas State Park. Let the park’s three sparkling lakes or rich, green forest be your muse; a canoe paddle is just a big paintbrush, right? Whether you choose to explore by kayak, foot or horse, there’s nature to marvel at and land to traverse. Scope out the clear, green waters for bluegill and catfish, or head to the pool for a race down the water slides. If you can’t choose between a relaxing day on the water or a high-adrenaline adventure, Pocahontas has the full spectrum of activities from lackadaisical to heart-racing. Either way, end the day with a pond-side picnic or a nap in the canoe, and you’ll have the voices of the mountain stuck in your head all week.

Notable campgrounds

  • Family Campgrounds: Equipped with electric and water hookups, these sites are perfect for RVs and tents alike.
  • Camping Cabins: Offering a rustic retreat, these cabins provide a charming escape with essential comforts.
  • Yurts: Blending the experience of a tent with the stability of a cabin, yurts offer a unique camping adventure.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, as reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance to secure your ideal spot.
  • Consider off-peak times for better availability and a quieter stay.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations for last-minute opportunities.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your preferred dates are not available.

When to go

The best time to visit Pocahontas State Park is during spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural scenery is at its most vibrant. Summer offers a full range of activities but expect higher temperatures and more visitors. Winters are quieter but chillier, with some facilities closed for the season.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's website for any alerts or closures before your visit.
  • Remember to pack essentials like water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
  • Review the park's safety guidelines, especially if you plan to hike or engage in water activities.
  • Accessibility varies across facilities, so inquire ahead if you have specific needs.
  • Be mindful of the park's wildlife; observe from a distance and do not feed the animals.

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