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Pocomoke River State Park
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Dec 03, 2013 by: LetsGoNow17 from Syracuse, New York
We had reservations but due to the Government shut down were unable to camp at the Assateaque Island National Seashore. We stopped at Pocomoke River State Park and stayed for 3 nights. What a terrific park! We stopped in the office and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. The campstore, even in October, was well stocked with a large variety of items and food for purchase. Met one of the friendliest Rangers ever and had a nice conversation with him about where we were from and the Maryland area. There are many areas/loops to this park. You are sure to find one that fits your needs. Some of the sites are huge. Most are well spaced and provide privacy. There are many hiking trails, a water marina, playgrounds and cabins. Many had power which is a bonus in the fall. Potable water is easily available and close by. Bathrooms were very clean. Could us a little updating but all in all not bad. We would definately stay here again.
Went there for a hike and found a GREAT park...
Oct 10, 2013 by: sunnyduck79 from Salladasburg, PA
I read a description of a hike through a Cypress Swamp and that it was a Pocomoke River State Park - we headed there and hoped we'd be able to find it (since we were are from out of state). We got lucky and ended up in the right part of the park and found the Nature Center, which we also lucky in that even though it was suppose to be closed there was a ranger there (he saw people around so he opened it up). We had a quick look around the Nature Center, which was really nice, lots of displays with live animals (though many were not there because they were moved for the off season). The ranger told us how to find the trail and it's name "Trail of Change Nature Trail" so off we went. The trail is amazingly beautiful, it starts out in the woods, and moves into the Bald Cyprus swamp, and the a tunnel of mountain laurel. We did loose our way as at the beginning of the trail there is an intersection that is not clearly marked. We chose the wrong path and ended up walking by the campsites - we learned that even the paths around the campsites are like nature trails themselves. We worked our way back to the trail and were rewarded. The Cyprus swamp is especially captivating, I'd never seen one before. We also saw a snake, curled up on a branch (having recently eaten). After our "hike" (it's about 45 min maybe) we went to the car and got our food and found a picnic table and ate our lunch there. We didn't go to the picnic grove which was back in the woods and looked very inviting. After we were done and getting ready to leave a ranger found us and warned us about an incoming storm, even showed us the radar on his tablet. When we visit this area again in the fall we hope to stay here and use it for a base in the area. This park is just beautiful.
Pocomoke River State Park Camper Cabins
Sep 06, 2013 by: Greg H from Arlington, Virginia
Enjoyed a relaxing stay in late August. The cabins are comfortable and bath houses are clean. The camper store is very convenient and was open from 7am to 10pm - great for snacks, ice cream, and any forgotten necessities. All the staff we encountered were very friendly. Our only disappointment was that the pool was closed on weekdays when the website said it would be open weekdays until Labor Day. The nature center is great for kids. We rented a canoe and paddled the loop trail which took an hour. One night we drove to Snow Hill, walked around the historic downtown and had a nice dinner. All in all, a pleasant, low-key, peaceful getaway.
Pocomoke River State Park , Md...a Nice place to Visit
Aug 26, 2013 by: ocean city lover from Bethlehem
The park here is very pretty next to the River with a long dock. There is an entrance through the boardwalk in the Cyprus Swamp that is quiet and if you look close you may see wildlife and the amazing Cyprus Trees. They do survive the winter here and there is a garden area in the park that has them too. They grow very tall and have small cones and lacey leaves unlike a regular pine tree. Across the street is the Delmarva Center Museum and the African American Schoolhouse Museum. Take a walk down the main street and you find some great shops and an House Tour which is great to see too.
Great All-Around Campground and Park
Aug 19, 2013 by: Big S from Elkton, MD
We have stayed here a couple of times for some long weekends and always enjoyed ourselves. Overall, the campground is very nice. The campsites are well setup, spacious, spread out decently from one another and are convenient to bathhouses. The bathhouses were fairly clean where you could shower and get cleaned up. They also have wash basins to wash any dishes. As for the rest of the park, there is plenty to do to stay occupied. There is a fishing pond, a small marina where you can rent kayaks, canoes, and motorboats, hiking trails, nature center, large swimming pool with a diving board, and a park with playground equipment. The camp store is well stocked if you forget anything and also has cheap, tasty Hershey's ice cream. If you want to stay for longer trip, there is also a lot to do in the surrounding area. The park is also near Ocean City, Assateague, and Chincoteague. There is also a nice little brewery about 15 minutes away in Berlin, MD called The Burley Oak. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a nice, relaxing week or weekend in the great outdoors.
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