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Pocomoke River State Park
Based on 55 traveler reviews
Beautiful scenery and relaxing atmosphere
Apr 16, 2015 by: Lauren W from Dover, Delaware, United States
My husband and I took our 5 year old to stay in cabin 180 in mid April for a weekend. The park was easy to get to and beautiful. The only thing we were disappointed about was the absence of a camp host, it was early in the season though. We arrived around 6pm on Friday evening and had to scavenge for wood for the fire (should've brought sealed wood) and there were no maps of trails or of the surrounding area anywhere. So, a small complaint, but we had to wait until Saturday morning for firewood and information on the park and trail systems. Other than that, the stay was great. The cabin was perfect. We are usually tent campers, but decided on a cabin due to the overnights still being very cold. It was clean and well kept, as well as the fire ring and table. There was also a nice what we thought to be a fish cleaning table next to the picnic area. It came in handy. The bathrooms were state park bathrooms, they were as expected,...2 stalls and 2 showers (we didnt use the showers, they seemed to be pretty tight quarters, but when in Rome...) you cant go into a campground bathroom and expect a porcelain palace. We did not get onto the river because in Maryland, as we were told, if the water and the air temps did not reach 110 combined, they were not able to rent boats for hypothermia liability reasons. So, keep that in mind when visiting during the spring. The playgrounds were quaint and also well kept. The camp store was well stocked with a very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The Trail of Change hike was incredible in the spring. Very diverse ecosystems in such a manageable hike. Lovely mountain laurel caves and the cypress swamp was very cool. Loud with frogs, fun to hear :) All in all, the cabin was great, the tent sites seemed to be well situated and spread apart, and the rangers were helpful and not invasive at all. (They even informed us of the storm headed to the area on Friday night that was supposed to be a sizeable one) and the park was incredibly serene. Very relaxing and very recommended.
A Fine Park
Nov 20, 2014 by: Morris-Madison from Madison, Wisconsin
The main buildings are inviting and well kept. The campsites look good. On this trip we took a mile-long old-growth forest trail loop and viewed 'knees' in the cypress swamp, holly berries, partridge berries (two flowers per berry!) and more. It took about an hour of casual, relaxed walking; very pleasant. Boating the river would definitely be an activity to do in warmer weather. Recommended park!
Great park with large sites.
Sep 19, 2014 by: larryag from Wilmington, Delaware
Pocomoke River State Park is a very nice, large, and well maintained park. I stayed there for a week in mid-September of 2014 and enjoyed the stay. I stayed in the Shad Landing Area, in the Acorn Trail loop, where all the sites were large enough for some of the largest rigs. Lots of trees, which means lots of shade. The park is well maintained, with frequent patrols of park rangers. Although I had no need to use the bath house, I did take a peek just to see the condition. It appeared to be well maintained, and although showed its age a little bit, using the facility would not be unpleasant. The roads are also well maintained, and in excellent condition. Navigating into the sites is fairly easy given their size. However… if you’re arrive at night, understand that it is extremely dark around the sites, which makes it a little challenging backing a large rig into the site. The park is located on Rt. 113 in Maryland. From the park it’s about a 20-minute drive to the north to Ocean City, and about an hour and fifteen to Virginia Beach to the south. If you’re in the area and have never been across you the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel, you really should think about making the trip across it. The toll is $15.00 each way but the views are well worth it. If you would like to see a video of the park, I have uploaded a dash-cam drive through of the park, with commentary, to YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYiwQichzno. This will show you the park and some of the attractions within the park. There is also a links below the video to the Park’s website and a gallery of Google pictures from around the park (not my pictures).
Wonderful state park to camp, swim, hike, boat, and more!
Aug 25, 2014 by: legorefugee from Finksburg, Maryland
We visited the Nature Center where the staff was very friendly and enthusiastic. The nature center has many exhibits and specimens of wildlife native to the area. We then followed a trail down to the boat house where we got two canoes. We took the loop around an island for our canoe trail, as we were doing a ParkQuest activity. The back half of the trail was peaceful and easygoing. The last part of the trail opens out onto the river where there were a few other boats and people skiing, but we kept close to the shore and still had a nice ride. This park is beautiful as is the river. I thoroughly enjoyed this park! I want to go back and try camping here as the campgound looked very nice and had a large swimming pool.
Camping - Shad Landing
Aug 23, 2014 by: Linda R from Baltimore, Maryland
Not our first time and will not be our last. Stayed for a week. Deer Run loop, Acorn loop last time. Nice and shaded. Required to stay Saturday since we booked through Friday. Great central location for kayaking various spots. Janes Island about 20 minutes drive. Wish they had a better spot for leaving your kayak and for putting it in though. Nice park for bike riding too. They will begin upgrading restrooms in September. They need to upgrade their trailer dump station. Too short and narrow for trailers to get through easily. Beautiful in the Spring-Weekend trip in April. . Toll roads are too expensive for us to visit as often as we would like.
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