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.
The park is open from Sunrise to Sunset.
Certain activities are permitted outside of the regular park hours (e.g. fishing, boat launch, hunting where permitted). Please check with the park before your visit if you plan to engage in an activity which requires you to be in the park before or after the posted hours.
(Note: Many places fill to capacity on busy, nice weather days, especially holiday weekends. Please call ahead or visit the official website to get the most up-to-date information before visiting.)
Admission to the park is free.
Pocomoke River State Park offers boat launch, boat rental, camp fire programs, camp sites, park store, dump station, fishing, flat water canoeing, hiking trails, electrical hook ups, picnic areas, playgrounds, picnic shelters, swimming pool, and nature center.
Park facilities include: camp sites, park store, food & beverage, dump station, picnic areas, playgrounds, electrical hook ups, swimming pool, and nature center.
Pocomoke River State Park offers accessible picnic areas, shelters, boardwalk fishing, boat lift, campsites, mini cabins, swimming pool lift, bathhouse and pond fishing. For additional accessible amenities in Maryland State Forests and Parks, visit the Accessibility For All section of this website.
Milburn Landing - Pets are allowed Shad Landing - Pets are allowed in the marina day-use area, including the boat ramp area to board vessels. Pets are allowed in the Acorn Trail Area camping loop. Pets are allowed in day-use areas after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend.