Powhatan State Park

Central Virginia Orienteering Club
Central Virginia Orienteering Club
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Sunday, December 15, 2019
10:00 AM

Powhatan State Park

4616 Powhatan State Park Road, Route 617 · Powhatan, VA

How to find us

Look for red and white arrow signs pointing toward "Trailhead Parking".

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Come out and explore this newer state park! Powhatan is a great park for orienteering, with 1500+ acres of varied, mostly runnable, forest. The map has been updated using Lidar and extended to cover new areas.

Course details are below.

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Updated Starts: Start any time between 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (Everybody must be back to the start no later than 2 pm.)

Location: Powhatan State Park, 4616 Powhatan State Park Road, Route 617, Powhatan, VA. The park is off Old River Trail signed from Route 522 Maidens Road about 1 mile south of the James River bridge. After paying the park entrance fee (VA State Park passes accepted), continue straight on following signs to the main central parking.

Cost: Maps are $5 each.


As always, instruction will be available for beginners or those who would like some help to get started. We can also offer some tips to those who've been out a few times and want to advance their skills a bit.

Bring your own compass, or borrow one of ours (on a first-come basis). Be prepared to leave car keys or an ID as a deposit when borrowing.

Dress appropriately for the weather and for travel both on & off trail. The event may get canceled in case of adverse weather.

Feel free to post comments or contact one of the organizers if you have any questions.

*** Our meets wouldn't be possible without the help of volunteers. Please consider offering some of your time at this or another upcoming meet. ***

+++++ When you RSVP, please answer the question & indicate: (1) how many of each level of map you will need, (2) if you need beginner instruction, (3) if you can help at the meet. This really helps us with planning! +++++

Meet Details:

All courses will be traditional orienteering courses which are to be completed in the numerical order indicated on the map.

At this event, we will offer 3 traditional foot orienteering courses with the following approximate lengths:

Beginner - 3 km

Intermediate - 5 km

Advanced - 7.5 km

Course Designer: Mark Walmsley