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POCOMOKE RIVER STATE PARK, MD

Welcome to Pocomoke River State Park
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Jul 28 2015   Later Dates
Site, Loop:Mattoponi, MILBURN LANDING MATTOPONI SHELTER
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Reservation Window: Tue Jul 29 2014 – Tue Jul 28 2015


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Site Details:

  • Site Type: Shelters
  • Site Reserve Type: Site-Specific
  • Type of Use: Day
  • Min Num of People: 1
  • Max Num of People: 50
  • Pets Allowed: Domestic
  • Looking For Category: Day Use
Photo: Mattoponi, MILBURN LANDING MATTOPONI SHELTER Photo: Mattoponi, MILBURN LANDING MATTOPONI SHELTER Photo: Mattoponi, MILBURN LANDING MATTOPONI SHELTER Photo: Mattoponi, MILBURN LANDING MATTOPONI SHELTER

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.

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.

DAMAGE TO STATE PROPERTY:
All registered Shelter users will be held responsible for any damage to state property that occurs during the time of rental. Damage includes destruction and defacement resulting from both willful actions (vandalism) and the misuse or overuse of facilities. Damage charges will be assessed according 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 all state park areas with the exception of interior areas of full-service cabins, motorhomes, and designated shelters. Permits may be issued upon request by the Park Manager for special events operating under a use agreement.

Alcohol permits will only be issued through a reservation for a designated shelter, or other approved facility. A $35 fee will be charged for each alcohol permit and must be obtained 1-day out prior to arrival. Permits may be revoked for cause by Park Manager, their designee or a Natural Resources Police Officer.

Internet shelter reservations requiring an alcohol permit will need to contact the Call Center at 1-888-432-2267, Mon-Fri, 8 am - 8 pm to make your reservation.

For additional alcohol policy information, visit our web site at:
http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Publiclands/Pages/alcoholfaq.aspx

SHELTER USE:
Shelter rentals are from 8:00 AM to Sunset. In order to use amplified music, inflatibles or rides, a permit must be issued by park management. For permit information call the park office at 410-632-2566, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 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

    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.

    HOLDS 50 PEOPLE. 30 PARKING SPACES. PAVED ACCESS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. EASY ACCESS FOR CATERERS. HAS GRILLS, FIREPLACE, ELECTRICITY, LIGHTS. DRINKING WATER AT OR NEXT TO SHELTER. WATERVIEW. OPEN AREA AROUND SHELTER. NEXT TO VOLLEYBALL AREA. OPEN PLAY AREA NEARBY.

    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.

    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.

    MILBURN LANDING, MATTAPONI PAVILION INFORMATION:
    HOLDS 50 PEOPLE, 30 PARKING SPACES. ACCESS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. EASY ACCESS FOR CATERERS. HAS GRILLS, PICNIC TABLES, FIREPLACE, ELECTRICITY, LIGHTS, AND DRINKING WATER. OPEN AREA AROUND SHELTER. WATERVIEW.

    COMFORT STATIONS:
    Comfort stations are located 1000 feet or closer to all Shelters.

    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.

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

    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.