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Pocahontas State Park - Algonquin area

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Leadership T. and Tim G.
Pocahontas State Park - Algonquin area


This event has been cancelled due to the course designer/setter having other priorities come up. Anyone who has already submitted a payment will receive a refund.

Note: We are doing pre-registration for this event. Details, including the required Google form link, are below in the "Pre-registration & Payment" section.
Pocahontas is our favorite park! Come out and explore it in the Spring! This month we'll have a score-O course and a beginner course. Check out the details below.


STARTS: Check-in any time between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. (Everybody must be back to the start no later than 2:30 pm.) Feel free to arrive any time after 11:15 am.

COST: Maps are $5 each (pre-registered); $10 day-of (if available).

PARKING: Parking fee is $10 per car which can be paid at the main park entrance station a short way up Beach Rd., free with a State Parks parking permit, or paid online.

LOCATION: From the main park entrance on Beach Rd, follow the signs toward the boat ramp. We'll be at or near shelter 2. There will be red & white arrow orienteering signs pointing the way as you get closer.

INSTRUCTION: 11:45am - 12:20pm

  • Instruction will be available during above times 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.
  • See links at the bottom to some reference materials that you can review in advance in lieu of in-person instruction.


  • Bring your own compass or borrow one of ours (on a first-come basis). Be prepared to leave car keys as a deposit when borrowing.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather and for travel both on & off trail. You are strongly encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray.
  • Feel free to post comments or contact one of the organizers if you have any questions!

*** Our meets are put on by volunteers & we could use your help. Please consider offering some of your time at this or an upcoming meet. ***

Groups: Organized groups of minors: Don't use the registration form below. Please contact us in advance at and we'll provide further information.

We require everyone to register on the Google form & pay for their maps in advance. This cuts down on the amount of time needed on event day for waiver signing & payments. It also guarantees you a map. Minors cannot participate without a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Register by Thursday April 11th at Noon to give us time to print maps and reserve one for you. Only a very limited number of extra maps will be available; we cannot print them on site.

Please register and complete the waiver using the Google form link below. You will be shown payment info after registering there.
Google Form Registration

2 courses to choose from:

  • White (Beginner) - A traditional orienteering course completed in the numerical order indicated on the map. Great for first-timers & those newer to orienteering.
  • Score-O (Intermediate & Advanced) - 90-minute time limit with penalties if over time. Find as many of the intermediate- and advanced-level locations as you can in whatever order seems the best.

Course Designer: Tim Gilbert

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Below is some instructional information that you can check out to learn about orienteering before heading out on the course.

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Pocahontas State Park
10301 State Park Rd · Chesterfield, VA