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POCOMOKE RIVER STATE PARK, MD

Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Tue Sep 15 2015

Site, Loop:

Dogwood, SHAD LANDING FAMILY GROUP SITES

Type:

Group Camp

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Check-in: 3:00 pm
  


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Check-out: 1:00 pm

Site Details:

  • Site Type: Group Camp
  • Site Reserve Type: Site-Specific
  • Checkin Time: 3:00 pm
  • Checkout Time: 1:00 pm
  • Type of Use: Overnight
  • Min Num of People: 1
  • Max Num of People: 40
  • Min Num of Vehicles: 1
  • Max Num of Vehicles: 15
  • Looking For Category: Group Site,Tent Site

Alerts and Important Information

Area

Upcoming Renovation Projects:

Pocomoke River State Park is pleased to inform you that Shad Landing will be undergoing significant renovation projects starting July 2014 and running through June 2015. We will be constructing a new boat house, adding a splash pad at the pool, and remodeling 4 bathhouses. Starting in September 2014, many Shad Landing campsites will be closed or available on a first come first served basis with limited services within the loop. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes but we are sure you will enjoy using our updated facilities once finished. If you have specific questions about available service please contact the park office at 410-632-2566.

No Pets Allowed.

POOL (Shad Landing):

Entrance fee is $4 per person for campers; $6 per person for day-use; and $3 per person youth group with pool reservation.

The pool operators from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Reduced hours during off-peak times in early June and late August.

Pool operates Wednesday through Monday (closed Tuesday) mid-June through mid-August, Contact Park for pool hours: 410-632-2566, Ext. 109.

QUIET HOURS:
Quiet time will be maintained in the campground area from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am.

OCCUPANCY:
Group area must be registered to and occupied by at least one adult, 18 years or older, for the entire length of stay. Maximum ratio of 1 adult to 7 occupants.

EQUIPMENT:
NO RV's ON SITES. Vehicles (including trailers) must be parked in designated parking areas, overflow parking is available at the Nature Center.

DAMAGE TO STATE PROPERTY:
All registered campers will be held responsible for any damage to state property that occurs during the time of your stay. Damage includes destruction and defacement resulting from both willful actions (vandalism) and the misuse or overuse of facilities. Damage charges will be assessed accordingly to the degree of damage. Do not tie or stake hammocks to trees.

ALCOHOL POLICY:
The consumption or possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage will be prohibited in the park with the exception of interior areas of motorhomes. Additional Alcohol Policy Information can be found at:
http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Publiclands/Pages/alcoholfaq.aspx

CAMPING PERMITS:
Camping permits may be revoked and campers may be evicted for violation of park rules and regulations.

CAMPER REGISTRATION:
Shad Landing campers must register at the Camp Store after 3:00 pm and before 9:30 pm. Self-registration is in effect when the Camp Store is closed. All equipment must be set up by 10:00 pm.

CANCELLATIONS:
For same day arrival cancellations, please call the Park at 410-632-3764, Ext. 108; or call Duty Ranger at 443-614-2894.

PRICING:
All prices are subject to change without notice and reservation fees, as well as cancellation fees are non-refundable.

FIREWOOD RESTRICTION:
Due to the threat of the Emerald Ash Borer, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has prohibited bringing non-local firewood into all state parks. Please do not bring firewood with you when visiting a DNR property. Firewood may be collected or purchased at the park.

PARK EMERGENCIES:
After office hours, Contact PARK WATCH: 1-800-825-PARK (7275), or, 1-410-260-8888.

PET POLICY:

  • Milburn Landing - Pets allowed in all areas.
  • Shad Landing - Pets allowed in Marina day-use area, including the boat ramp area to board vessels.
  • Pets allowed only in Acorn Trail Area camping loop and not left unattended.
  • Pets NOT permitted in Blue Heron, Robins Nest, Fox Den, Deer Run, and Waters Edge camp loops.
  • Pets allowed in all day-use areas after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend.
  • Pets NOT permitted at Shad Landing Camper Cabins.
  • Additional Pet Policy Information can be found at:
    http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Publiclands/Pages/pets.aspx

    MINIMUM STAY:
    There is a two night minimum stay (Friday/Saturday) and a three night minimum holiday weekend stay (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

    Notes

    Area

    LOCATION:
    There are two distinct areas. It is a 25-minute drive between the two areas of Pocomoke River State Park.

    Milburn Landing on the north side of the Pocomoke River on Route 364.

    Shad Landing on the south side of the river off Route 113.

    FISHING:
    A Chesapeake Bay Sport Fishing License is required to fish the Pocomoke River and its tributaries. A Non-Tidal License is required to fish at the Shad Landing Pond.

    SHAD LANDING CAMP STORE:
    The camp store is open daily May thru September. Weekends only April, October, and November. Provides Ice Cream, Drinks. Deli service, Hot Pizza, Souvenirs, Firewood, Camping Supplies and limited groceries.

    CHECK OUT:
    Check-out time is 1:00 pm.

    NEARBY SERVICES:
    Services are available in Snow Hill (3 miles), and Pocomoke City (8 miles).

    GENERATORS:
    Generators are permitted, but their use must conform to established quiet hours and noise restrictions.

    MARINA SERVICES:

    Shad Landing marina has 23 boat slips with water and electric hookups, launching ramp, lighted dock area, transient pier, and fuel. Canoes, kayaks, and motorboats may be rented in season.

    Milburn Landing has a public boat ramp.

    MD PERMITS:
    Required Permits for Fishing, and Hunting are available on line at https://compass.dnr.maryland.gov/dnrcompassportal. Permits are also available at the Salisbury Regional DNR Service Center 1-866-812-1678 or at your local sporting goods store.

    HUNTING:
    Hunting is allowed in the public lands adjacent to Pocomoke River State Park. No Hunting is allowed within the State Park.

    Site

    GROUP FIRE RING WITH BENCHES. LARGE GROUP GRILL. PICNIC TABLES. CAMPING IS ON FOREST FLOOR. < 150' FROM DRINKING WATER. < 150' FROM RESTROOM. DOGWOOD & SASSFRAS HAS 4-HAMMOCK HOOKS; LAUREL HAS 2-HAMMOCK HOOKS.

    Legend

    A : Available for online reservation (click to book arrival date)
    L : Accepting Lottery Application (click to apply for the lottery)
    C : Available for Call Center reservation
    W : Available for Walk-up visitors (at facility, first-come-first-served)
    R : Reserved
    X : Not Available
    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.