Close to a year ago I started looking at ways I could give back to the State Parks system. Almost all of the State Parks have volunteer or "friend" groups and some offer host programs. I live closest to Pocohontas State Park and wanted to put in some time there doing what I could. I signed up online to volunteer and they contacted me with some needs they had. I decided I would help with their recycling program and so now about every two weeks I make a trip to the park to help with recycling. Once I'm there I just might go on a walk or sit for a bit under a big tree...maybe drop the kids off by the swimming pool with Mark :)
|Pocohontas State Park|
|Part of the swimming facility|
They have a huge swimming area for campers and visitors. It's only open in the summer of course but when it is open it's usually packed! There is a snack bar and area to eat right here within the pool area but there are also pavilions and picnic tables located around the outside of the pool area as well.
|The pavilions can be rented for special events.|
|Plenty of Picnic Tables|
There are hiking, biking and horse trails all over the park. You can fish, boat, kayak, play volleyball, lay on a blanket in the sun. A few trails that I enjoy in particular are just over the foot bridge here....
|Foot bridge to the other side.|
|In the summer you can rent a kayak.|
|Small Boat Ramp.|
The family has also been to the park when I'm not here to work. We have hiked, come here to swim, I have biked a small part of it (thought I would die doing it!) and we have come for school athletic events. They have camping (both tent and RV), a dining hall for rental, a CCC museum, a Nature Center, and an amphitheater.
|Nature Center and Meeting Center.|
There are so many more things to see at this park as well as all the other Virginia State Parks. And while I was there Sunday I couldn't help but feel like a kid...when the wind would blow and all the leaves came falling down on me :) I wanted to make a leaf pile and jump in. I resisted!
|My favorite picture of the day.|