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Home > Visit a Gateway > Pocomoke River State Forest and Park
Pocomoke River State Forest and Park - Snow Hill, MD
Pocomoke River State Forest and Park
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Pocomoke River State Forest and Park provides almost 15,000 acres for exploring stands of loblolly pine, cypress swamps, and the beauty of the Pocomoke River, a major Eastern Shore tributary. The Pocomoke (which means “black water” for the stream tinted by tannins leached from fallen leaves) originates in the Great Cypress Swamp in Delaware and flows southwesterly 45 miles to the Chesapeake Bay. The state forest and park offer 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 two major use areas, Shad Landing and Milburn Landing, provide starting points for canoeing, boating, fishing and hiking.
Hours: Year around, dawn to dusk.
Fees: No entrance fees. There are fees for use of campsites and other selected facilities.
For more information about Pocomoke River State Forest and Park call (410) 632-2566 or visit the following website: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/pocomokeriver.html.

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