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“Tent camping family fun”

Pocomoke River State Park
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Snow Hill
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Owner description: The 14,753 acres of this scenic park is famous for its loblolly pine and cypress swamps that border along the Pocomoke River, providing visitors with many outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, camping and hiking.
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Our three little ones (5,5,7) LOVED our camping trip. We staying in Deer Run. Kids could bike around the loop and made lots of new friends. Bathhouse is brand new and convenient. Very clean park with lots to do. We went canoeing, kayaking, fishing, to the pool (water was freezing) and enjoyed the nature center (birds of prey program, tie dye tshirts, campfires) and otherwise just enjoyed being at one with nature and truly taking in the tent camping experience. Will be back for sure!!

Thank scvino
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great campsite. Peaceful and very mature trees for shade. Teenagers loved camp site and walking around the camp ground. The view at the docks was beautiful. Friendly and helpful staff at the campground store.

Thank Kelly G
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We arrived on a Sunday just before dark...we stayed in a tent at Millburn landing, Deer Run. We were set up with help from the ranger, they even brought us a firestarter and cleaned our semi wet fire pit. We were off to a great start...in the dark. It only got better when we awoke to lovely woods behind us, the bathroom nearby even has a 1 person private shower and bathroom, never a wait. We journey'ed over to the pool...IMPRESSIVE! Diving board, splash park...and $.35 popsicles!!! Shaded picnic area at the pool, and large bathrooms. We drove to Assateague Island ($20 a car for admission for a week to see the wild horses and amazing beaches) the drive is simple, easy, and enjoyable never a bit of traffic even in construction spots. There is a dollar store nearby for affordable needs (less than 5 miles) and another on the way to the island. The rangers were friendly, warned us to wear off and check ourselves for ticks that they just got a warning from the state...we never saw one and we were vigilant in checking, although that kept us from hiking...not something we came to do, we came for the island, horses, and beach. We had the very best vacation we have ever had and total cost with campground, Assateague island state park beach admission for 5 days was under $150. How can you beat that???? The only complaint I have is we had to hunt for water, no instruction or direction was given to us at check in and we didn't expect it to be a tiny pump well in the middle of the wood in front of us...oh well, lots of bathroom trips to the sink washing sink, lol. We found it the day we left, oh well. We did drive to Ocean City and wished we hadn't. Overcrowded, expensive, and super touristy. This state park and the Assateague Island made this hands down the BEST vacation we have ever had! Heaven on Earth is what Assateague Island is...don't miss it...it's why we came and what led us to stay at this state park and camp. My son wants to go every year for his birthday, and we will! I am certain!

1  Thank Irateinindiana
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Each year we have a family camping trip. This year we went to Shads Landing State Part for four days. We have stayed at Shads Landing many times over the years and knew what to expect. To our surprise this trip was a very different experience. Almost everyone in the group discovered ticks on their bodies. I am not describing an occasional tick that someone gets from stomping through the woods,. The ticks we experienced were being picked up on the camping pads and surrounding roads. Even grandpa had three ticks on him and he mostly sat in a folding chair by the campfire. Bug spray was used liberally on everyone but we were still subject to heavy attack by these ticks. I mean a heavy attack. One our our families left early in the moring after the first night. It was bad.

My recommendation is to avoid Shads Landing State Park at all costs. The long term heath issues asscociated with tick bites is not worth a few days at this park. They have a real problem there and seem unwilling or unable to address it.

5  Thank G. M
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

The kayak rental at the bridge in downtown Snow Hill charges $20 an hour for a 2 person kayak, the price is worth it and the birding and waterlife and seclusion upstream are terrific.

2  Thank Read S
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