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The Pocomoke State Forest (PSF) consists of over 18,000 acres of forested land with the vast majority of it located in Worcester County between Snow Hill and Pocomoke City, with small parcels located in Wicomico and Somerset Counties. Pocomoke State Forest is characterized by large areas of loblolly pine, mixed pine-hardwood, bottomland hardwood, and bald-cypress swamp forests. The Cypress swamps, which are State designated Wildlands, border the Pocomoke River, which is a State designated Scenic River. Contact:[masked] Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tucked away on Maryland's lower eastern shore, Pocomoke River State Park is well known for cypress swamps that border the Pocomoke River. The river originates in the Great Cypress Swamp in Delaware and flows southwesterly 45 miles to the Chesapeake Bay. The park provides a base for a vast array of outdoor and tourist activities including fishing, biking, birding, boating, hiking and more. Amenities at the park include camping, mini cabins, boat launch, picnic areas, playgrounds, picnic shelters and a swimming pool. Both portions of the park are also centrally located within 18,000 acres of the Pocomoke State Forest and its vast trail system.
There are two distinct areas of Pocomoke River State Park: Shad Landing, on the south side of the river off Route 113, and Millburn Landing, on the north side of the Pocomoke River on Route 364. It is a 25-minute drive between the two areas of Pocomoke River State Park. I'll be at the Shad landing camping area. There is also another site-Milburn.
Check In:3:00 PM, Check Out:1:00 PM Go to parkreservations.maryland.gov anytime or please call[masked]-CAMP (2267), Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Shad Landing Area
3461 Worcester Highway
Snow Hill MD 21863
Please post your site/loop info before signing up that'd be great. Leader is at Site 88 Waters Edge loop text is easier[masked]. Members only:) They have kayak rentals available too!
For making camping reservations visit here: https://delawarestateparks.reserveamerica.com/welcome.do?tti=home
There may be no more enchanting location in the state to hike, fish, camp, or picnic. A canoe trek into the swamp will bring you face to face with abundant wildlife, wildflowers, and the graceful baldcypress trees flourishing in the swamp's wetlands. Trap Pond State Park hosts the northernmost natural stand of baldcypress trees on the East Coast. Our campground is nestled along the pond's northern shore under a forested canopy of hardwoods, beneath towering loblolly pines.
Hiking, Camping, Boating, Fishing, Horseshoes, Picnicking, Volleyball
Nature Center, Camp Store, day-use areas
Historic Laurel, Quaint Woodland Ferry, Trussum Pond, antique shops, Fenwick Island State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park
Services & Amenities:
Within FacilityBath HouseBoat LaunchBoat RentalBoatingCanoeingCoin LaundryComfort StationConvenience StoreDock, BoatDump StationFire RingsFishingHiking TrailHorseback RidingHuntingInterpretive ProgramsKayak RentalsNature ProgramNature TrailsParkingPicnic AreaPicnic PavilionPicnic TablesPlaygroundPond FishingRanger StationRecycle CenterSail BoatingShowersTelephoneToilet, FlushTrails, BicycleWood And Ice SalesAlerts and Important Information
RV Standard and Tent Camping
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
In case of a late arrival 24 hours or more please notify the park at[masked] or your reservation may be cancelled. Be respectful of those campers already set up.
Any kayaks and length are acceptable-9 ft. and up. Just a few large lakes to visit. This is real casual chill trip where if you'd like to take off and reconvene later all good we are around:) Some of us go out to eat locally one night but usually eat at sites. I'll probably be bringing my pups along for our adventures.
Only one vehicle per campsite will be assigned a pass allowing free entry in and out of the park. This does not include the camping unit. Overflow parking is available. Quiet hours are: 10:00 PM - 7:00 AM. Entrance fees are charged daily from March 1 to November 30.Pets must be leashed and attended to at all times. Pets are required to be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Pets are not allowed in the Cabins or Cabin area. Clotheslines may be used with care during daylight hours but are prohibited after dark. Trash must be removed from the campsite. Dumpsters are provided. Burning trash and excessive litter is prohibited. Dumping or disposal of dish/bath water, septic wastes, or other effluents on ground is prohibited. Fires are allowed in the fire ring only.
Generators are allowed but regulations prohibit unreasonable noise. Chopping, cutting, or damaging trees and bushes in any way is prohibited. Wood and ice are sold at the camp store. The possession or display of any firearms, air guns, paintball guns, sling shots, martial arts weapons, fireworks, or archery equipment is prohibited.
By definition, Delaware State Park Campgrounds are family campgrounds. Group camping is prohibited in family campgrounds. Individuals are limited to two sites at any time.
Darlene (I) will be arriving on Thursday. I'm bringing my bike. If I remember correctly, they have some fun bike trails. I am on site C. Please post your site # when you RSVP.
Calling All Kayakers, members, guests and outside friends cannot be held liable for any type of lose of any equipment or persons. Everyone is responsible for themselves-leaders will help. Leader is first aide certified and will do the best of knowledge to help with and will call 911 for any emergencies. Please read the full description before attending a trip for your safety is our biggest concern.
Back by popular demand for Fall, 2022 — the kayakers’ paradise. 30 miles of kayak trails. Arrive Thursday or Friday for a weekend of camping and kayaking. Join the group or explore on your own. Check out the beach - you have to kayak to get to it! Group paddling, and excellent local seafood dinner out one night. Remember to try the 9+ layer Smith Island Cake, specialty of the area.
You need your own kayak and gear for this trip. Kayaks 12 foot or longer recommended. Event recommended for experienced kayakers. All activities are at own risk.
Cold water kayaking. Camp at Janes Island State Park or find other accomodations in the area. Reserve your own accommodations. Camping Loop A is the loop that has the dock. Tent campers - Loop A sites near the water are best. RV or other campers wanting electricity - try for Loop B close to the water.
Hope to see you there!
Calling All Kayakers cannot be held liable for any said loss of any kind ;) As you come be ready for some cold water paddling with proper gear and knowledge of self rescue — happy paddling;)
I've been really excited to try out a new place to visit w/ camping/kayaking/biking. I see there is a bike trail here along with much to do as of course bay and creek paddling. They still have some sites but I'd hurry and reserve;) You can reserve online at this time. More info to come.
Calling All Kayakers cannot be held liable for any said loss. Paddling can be a dangerous sport-let's buddy up to make it safer:) Activities and outings covered as we get closer to date.