Delmarva boaters are invited to rent annual, seasonal, monthly or daily boat slips at Pocomoke River State Park. The park, located within the 15,000 wooded acres of Pocomoke State Forest in Worcester County, has roughly two dozen slips available at reasonable rates.
The park can accommodate large and small vessels alike with the depth of the freshwater Pocomoke River ranging from 7 feet to 45 feet. Boat operators can call 410-632-2566 to reserve a slip or stop by the administration office or camp store for more information.
Amenities available with a boat slip rental include restrooms with hot showers, access to a laundry facility, playground and complimentary Wi-Fi.
“Boating or paddling along the scenic Pocomoke River, wading through the calm yet muddy waters, is part of the Delmarva experience,” Maryland Park Service Ranger Cineva Smith said. “The park is an ideal location for fishing and wildlife watching as well rest and relaxation. I encourage boaters in Delaware and Maryland to take advantage of this unique opportunity to secure a slip before the boating season ramps up this spring.”
The Shad Landing Marina, located in Snow Hill, has about two dozen boat slips available with electrical and water hookups, launching ramp, lighted dock area, and a fuel and transient pier. Ethanol-free unleaded fuel and a pump-out station are available. Canoes and kayaks are also available for rent.
Additional activities and amenities at Pocomoke River State Park include camping, fishing, hiking and hunting. The park also features a Nature Center, Park Store and a pool. The park celebrated its 50th anniversary in September 2017 with an all-day celebration on National Public Lands Day.