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Powhatan State Park, Powhatan

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Forest · Hidden Gem · State Park
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  • As an equestrian, I maintain an annual pass for Powhatan State Park and enjoy riding their horseback riding trails when weather permits (they close them during bad weather, so not to tear up the... 
    As an equestrian, I maintain an annual pass for Powhatan State Park and enjoy riding their horseback riding trails when weather permits (they close them during bad weather, so not to tear up the...  more »
  • Like a recent reviewer, I've lived in Richmond for 50+ years and only recently heard about this park. Lots of picnic tables/picnic shelters, some overlooking the James River. This park is on a big.....  more
    Like a recent reviewer, I've lived in Richmond for 50+ years and only recently heard about this park. Lots of picnic tables/picnic shelters, some overlooking the James River. This park is on a big.....  more »
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  • Gorgeous day for a hike. Loved the wide gravel and dirt paths on the River Trail. So many lovely benches to stop and enjoy the view. And what a view it is! The James River is spread out in it's smooth, slowly-flowing glory, inviting you to sit and enjoy the vibe. The trail is mostly wooded, so would be great on a sunny day. I really liked the QR code tree labels to help identify. Also really enjoyed the singing birds and the speeding turtle I rescued from the access road. Fun day!
  • One of the best state parks in the Richmond VA area. Newer park, so all facilities are in pristine shape. Miles of beautiful trails, 3 canoe ramps into the James river, 2 camping areas, equine trails, and huge beautiful fields. I love the camping. The two camp areas are: 1-Canoe In for $15/night (includes parking pass), which has a canoe ramp right in it with 9 sites, firewood stocked at all times for $6/12 pieces honor system pay, all sites are marked off with timbers and have graveled level areas for tents, picnic tables and fire rings, one bathroom with toilet only, densely wooded, absolutely beautiful, you can drive and park (camp sites are about 0.2 miles from the nearest parking lot). 2-Regular Camping for $35/night, 16 sites (I think) and 6 yurts, nice restroom with toilets and showers, several trailer/rv sites, all sites have power and water hookups (park had RV dump site), all sites graveled and level, all sites have trees between them for privacy, includes parking pass so you can drive to different parts of the park, attendants that live on site for assistance at any time, sites are cleaned after every stay... Both camping places are totally worth it. Also, animals are allowed. Have fun! And remember, pack in pack out - never leave any trash, take everything you brought with you out with you (there are plenty of trash cans and a dumpster)

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