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Pocomoke River State Park

6572 Snow Hill Road
Snow Hill, MD 21863

410-632-2566

The scenic Pocomoke River is the setting for the Pocomoke River State Park, Shad Landing, and Milburn Landing areas.

Shad Landing is on the south side of the Pocomoke River off Route 113. Milburn Landing is on the north side of the river on Route 364. It is a 25 minute drive between the two areas of Pocomoke River State Park.

Located within the 15,000 wooded acres of Pocomoke State Forest in the Southwestern section of Worcester County the park provides a base for a vast array of outdoor and tourist activities. The forest is famous for its stand of loblolly pine and for its cypress swamps which border the wild and scenic Pocomoke River. Pocomoke means black water, and there is good fishing in these waters. The river originates in the Great Cypress Swamp in Delaware and flows southwesterly 45 miles to the Chesapeake Bay.

The scenic Pocomoke River is the setting for the Pocomoke River State Park, Shad Landing, and Milburn Landing areas. Shad Landing is on the south side of the Pocomoke River off Route 113. Milburn Landing is on the north side of the river on Route 364. It is a 25 minute drive between the two areas of Pocomoke River State Park.

Located within the 15,000 wooded acres of Pocomoke State Forest in the Southwestern section of Worcester County the park provides a base for a vast array of outdoor and tourist activities. The forest is famous for its stand of loblolly pine and for its cypress swamps which border the wild and scenic Pocomoke River. Pocomoke means black water, and there is good fishing in these waters. The river originates in the Great Cypress Swamp in Delaware and flows southwesterly 45 miles to the Chesapeake Bay. The park's combination of swamp and upland offers visitors the opportunity to view a great variety of plant and animal life, including white dogwood and pink laurel in the spring, river otters and bald eagles, and over 50 species of fish.

Picnicking and Pavilions

Milburn Landing and Shad Landing have picnic areas with tables, grills, playground equipment, and comfort stations.

Picnic Pavilions are available for rent at both areas. Alcohol is only permitted at Pavilions rented with a valid permit that can be purchased at the time of reservation.

Swimming Pool

The Shad Landing Pool is perfect for a cool dip on a hot summer day. The Olympic size pool operates weekends only from Memorial Day weekend to mid June Wednesday through Monday mid-June through mid-August; and weekends only from mid-August to Labor Day weekend. Daily pool hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. The pool is staffed by certified life guards and has a snack bar with sodas, water, hot dogs and ice cream.

The fee for pool use is free for campers, active duty military and veterans. The fee for day users is $6 per person per day. Punch passes are available for groups and visitors wanting to frequent the pool. Golden Age Pass holders, children 5 years old and under and Maryland Park Service Annual Passport holders are admitted free of charge.

Camping

Camping at Shad Landing
Camper Registration is located at the Shad Landing camp store. Pocomoke River State Park has 175 campsites. The camp loops at Robins Nest and Waters Edge remain open for winter camping. All campsites are equipped with a picnic table and fire ring. Centrally located washhouses have hot water showers, flush toilets and a laundry tub. All types of camping units are welcome. Some campsites have electric hookups. Sites are limited to six persons per site and all camping units must fit on the camping pad and driveway. A dumping station is available for sewage and potable water. Campsites are limited to two vehicles per site. Additional parking is available at parking lots located at the marina. All vehicles must be registered for overnights stays.​

Camping at Milburn Landing
The Milburn Landing campground has been closed for the winter and the area is closed to vehicular traffic. This is a seasonal closure and the area will reopen April 1, 2019. Hiking and biking are encouraged however there are no restrooms available. Milburn Landing is operated remotely from Shad Landing. Campers must self register at the office upon arrival. Milburn Landing has 32 campsites, some with electric. Amenities are limited at Milburn Landing and pets are allowed in the campground. A dump station is available.

Boating

The Shad Landing Marina has 23 boat slips with water and electrical hookups, launching ramp, lighted dock area and a fuel and transient pier. Ethanol free unleaded fuel and a pump out station are available.

Milburn Landing has a launching ramp, pier, and soft landing for hand launched vessels.

Fishing

The Pocomoke River and nearby creeks are available for fishing. A Chesapeake Bay Sports Fishing License is required to fish the Pocomoke River and nearby creeks.

A "Fish for Fun" pond is located across from the marina parking lot and requires a freshwater license. The pond is part of Maryland's "Put and Take" trout program. A trout stamp is required to possess trout.

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