Pocomoke River State Park Quest -
Smokey Bear Campfire Safety Scavenger Hunt

Introduction to the Quest

Starting at Pocomoke River State Park’s Nature Center you will use clues to find 5 locations throughout the park where you will find 5 of Smokey Bear’s rules for a safe campfire. At each point you will find a clue that will lead you to the next. You will get to experience Pocomoke River State Park on foot, seeing all that it has to offer!

Quest Information

turtles in the swamps at Pocomoke River

The Park Quest at Pocomoke River State Park will start at the Nature Center located at the Shad Landing Area of Pocomoke River State Park. The Nature Center will be open and ready to assist Park Quest teams from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The quest is available June 1st through Labor Day.

This Quest will take place primarily through the forest. It is important to note that there is a possibility of encountering Ticks and other biting insects along the route. It is suggested to wear long pants when hiking through the forest.


Park Information

The scenic Pocomoke River is the setting for Pocomoke River State Park. Located within the 15,000 wooded acres of Pocomoke State Forest in the Southwestern section of Worcester County the park provides a base for a vast array of outdoor and tourist activities. The forest is famous for its stand of loblolly pine and for its cypress swamps which border the wild and scenic Pocomoke River. Pocomoke means black water, and there is good fishing in these waters. The river originates in the Great Cypress Swamp in Delaware and flows southwesterly 45 miles to the Chesapeake Bay. The park's combination of swamp and upland offers visitors the opportunity to view 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.

Pocomoke River State Park - Shad Landing
3461 Worcester Highway
Snow Hill MD 21863
410-632-2566

Directions to Pocomoke River State Park

Pocomoke River State Park is located in Worcester County. The Shad Landing area of Pocomoke River State Park is located on Rt. 113 between Snow Hill to the north and Pocomoke City to the south.

  • From points south: Take Rt. 13 north to Pocomoke City; turn right on to Rt. 113 (towards Berlin); nine miles on the left – watch for signs.
  • From points north: from Salisbury, take Rt. 12 (Snow Hill Road) to Snow Hill; at stop light turn right on Business 113; take Business 113 to Rt. 113 south; one mile on the right – watch for signs.
  • Make a reservation to stay at the park.

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