Pocomoke River State Park 2012 Events

Pocomoke River State Park, located along the banks of the Wild and Scenic Pocomoke River in Worcester County, Maryland, provides an opportunity for visitors to experience the wonders of a Bald cypress swamp and the tranquility of one of the Eastern Shores premier tidal rivers. Join the Naturalist for these family fun events. Please call (410) 632-2566 ext 115 for more information and to make your reservation.

January 14th and 28th

Scales & Tales Presentation

  • Bald Pocomoke!
    3-5 p.m.
    People aren’t the only things bald along the Pocomoke River. The Eagles and the Cypress are too! Join a naturalist and explore the world of the Bald Eagle and Bald Cypress as you cruise the Pocomoke River on the BAY QUEEN. $20 per person. Call today to learn more and to make your reservations!

February 4th

  • Owl Prowl
    5 p.m.
    Join a naturalist as we explore the nighttime world of the owl. Take a hike and look, listen, and call for our creatures of the night. Call today and make your reservations! $3 per person or $10 for a family of four.

March 17th

  • Feathers in Focus Photo Shoot
    1-3 p.m.
    Whether novice or expert, all are welcome to photograph our birds of prey in their natural setting at Pocomoke River State Park, Shad Landing. $10 per photographer.

March 31st

  • Outdoor Survival
    1 p.m.
    You are lost in the woods, how would you survive? Join a naturalist to find out some simple solutions to survival in the wilderness. $3 per person or $10 for a family of four. Call to make your reservations today!

April 14th

  • Owl Prowl
    7 p.m.
    Join a naturalist as we explore the nighttime world of the owl. Take a hike and look, listen, and call for our creatures of the night. Call today and make your reservations! $3 per person or $10 for a family of four.

April 22nd

  • Earth Day Celebration & Clean-Up
    Come out and do your part for Earth Day! Help clean up the park and afterwards enjoy a live animal program featuring some of Maryland’s most common birds of prey and reptiles. Meet at the Shad Landing Marina Area.

April 28th

  • Dog Walk Nature Hike
    2 p.m.
    A dog’s day out! Join the naturalist on the 1.5 mile Bald Cypress Trail in Milburn Landing. Big or small, doesn’t matter at all! Only one dog per person. Dogs must be current on all vaccinations, be on a 6-foot leash, and be under owner’s control at all times. $3 per person or $10 for a family of four. Call today to make your reservations!

May 5th

  • Spring Sounds Night Hike
    7 p.m.
    Adventure into the darkness as you experience a new side of Pocomoke River State Park! Program will explore the different senses we use to help guide us through the dark. We will be hiking a small section of trail, so wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather. $3 per person or $10 for a family of 4. Space is limited, so call today to make your reservations.

May 26th

  • Constellation Exploration
    7 p.m.
    Explore the stars over the Pocomoke and gaze at the heavens. Fun for the entire family! Take a journey with games, stories, and good old sky gazing with the naturalist to discover the night skies. Call to make your reservations today! Donations welcomed!

June 3rd

  • Evening Paddle
    7-9 p.m.
    Enjoy an evening paddle down the serene waters of the Pocomoke. Discover the wonders that abound on the river as the sun sets. Meet at the Boat Rental Area by the river-front. $20 per canoe or tandem kayak, $15 per single kayak. Have your own canoe or kayak bring it along for just $5 per person.

June 16th

  • Explore the War of 1812
    7 p.m.
    Two hundred years ago a war was fought that not only helped establish our country but the continent. Meet at the Shad Landing Nature Center to learn about this war as you travel through time and responsibility. $3 per person or $10 for a family of four. Call today to make your reservations!

July 1st

  • Ice Cream Social and Raptor Show
    2 p.m.
    Cool off with a scoop of ice cream and enjoy a close up encounter with a bird of prey. Join a naturalist as we explore the wonderful world of raptors. Meet at the Shad Landing Camp Store. $3 per person includes scoop of Ice Cream.

July 7th

  • Evening Paddle
    7-9 p.m.
    Enjoy an evening paddle down the serene waters of the Pocomoke. Discover the wonders that abound on the river as the sun sets. Meet at the Boat Rental Area by the river-front. $20 per canoe or tandem kayak, $15 per single kayak. Have your own canoe or kayak bring it along for just $5 per person.

August 4th

  • Evening Paddle
    7-9 p.m.
    Enjoy an evening paddle down the serene waters of the Pocomoke. Discover the wonders that abound on the river as the sun sets. Meet at the Boat Rental Area by the river-front. $20 per canoe or tandem kayak, $15 per single kayak. Have your own canoe or kayak bring it along for just $5 per person.

September 1st

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    7 p.m.
    No matter what an animal looks like, it has a very important job to do in nature. Join us as we take a look at some local birds of prey and reptiles. Meet at the Shad Landing Nature Center Amphitheater. Program is Free, Public Welcome.

September 15th

  • Evening Canoe Trip
    5-7 p.m.
    Enjoy an evening paddle down the serene waters of the Pocomoke. Discover the wonders that abound on the river as the sun sets. Meet at the Boat Rental Area by the river-front. $20 per canoe or tandem kayak, $15 per single kayak. Have your own canoe or kayak bring it along for just $5 per person.

October 6th

  • Fall Colors Paddle
    3-5 p.m.
    Enjoy an afternoon paddle full of fall colors on the serene waters of the Pocomoke. Discover the wonders that abound on the river. Meet at the Boat Rental Area by the river-front. $20 per canoe or tandem kayak, $15 per single kayak. Have your own canoe or kayak bring it along for just $5 per person.

November 4th

  • Feathers in Focus Photo Shoot
    10-1 p.m.
    Whether novice or expert, all are welcome to photograph our birds of prey in their natural setting at Pocomoke River State Park, Shad Landing. $10 per photographer.

November 11th

  • Thank a Veteran
    1 p.m.
    Do you know someone who has served or is currently serving for our country? Meet at the Shad Landing Nature Center and create your own special ‘thank you’ to our troops. Call to make your reservation today!

December 8th

  • Holiday Crafts
    1 p.m.
    The Holiday season is here; are you ready?! Come on out and make that special someone a gift to remember. All ages are welcome! $3 per person or $10 for a family of four. Call to make your reservations today!

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