CHESTERFIELD - Virginia's largest state park is also one of the biggest in terms of its contributions to the area economy, according to a new report.
Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield County generated $30.3 million in economic activity in 2016, the second-highest figure in the state, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation. Only New River Trail State Park in southwest Virginia generated more economic activity, $41.1 million. According to the report, the state park system posted a record year overall in 2016, drawing 10 million visitors, a 12 percent increase from 2015. As previously reported, Pocahontas led the state in total visitors with about 1.4 million.