Centrally located to several beach locations and historic sites. Several different boat rentals available from a kayak to motorboat. Fishing from boat dock and they have a fishing pond. WiFi is available at the snack shop. We enjoyed going to the beach and being able to return to a nice quiet campsite. The only thing not positive I have to say is shower shoes are needed when using the campgrounds shower because of the sand on the floor. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were in the Deer Run Section (electric sites) site 118. Cost with senior discount Sun through Thursday $15. Shad Landing is south along the Pocomoke River off of route 113. This campground is surrounded by the state forest with over 14,753 acres of lobiolly pine and cypress swamps. Good fishing here as well as boating – different paddling trails – they even have a newsletter called the Pocomoke Paddles which is published four times a year with nature activities and seasonal nature articles for everyone. One can spot river otters, bald eagles and there are over 50 species of fish. There are bike trails, boat launch, camp fire programs, camp store, dump station, hiking trails, playgrounds, ball fields, visitor center, and a per pay for swimming pool. The campground is nice, the rangers are great and if you are older than 62 the state of Maryland gives you 50% off the camping fees Sunday through Thursday nights. Shad Landing has six camping loops all well shaded and two and a half loops with electricity. The showers were not great with not much privacy but at this time of year there was no one else around. We were only there for one night in the rain and thundershowers but we would definitely return. It is a beautiful campground and one can easily visit Asseateague, Ocean City and Chincoteague Island from here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice State Park. The sites are wooded and very private. Some sites may be too small for larger motor homes or trailers but there are plenty of sites available that should work for any size. I particularly enjoyed the large swimming pool and the fact that the park was gated and required a combination for admission after dark. Great location, far enough away to avoid the madness of OC but close enough to visit for a day trip. I was here during the week so I don't know how crowded it gets on weekends but I will definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this park. We have been camping here for about seven years. We stay in the Deer Run Loop. It has electricity hook up. The bugs can get annoying, mostly bees and flys during the day. They have an awesome pool with diving board and kiddie pool. You do have to pay three dollars to get into the pool though. The bathrooms are kind of old so they never look clean. The showers are not very private. Sites are level and have a fire ring, picnic table and a wooden thing with a hook on it to place your trash up off the ground. The park itself is situated between all the hot spots in that area. It is in the middle of Ocean City, MD, Assateague Island, MD and Chincoteague, VA. Each is only about 30 minutes away from the campground, though Chincoteague is probably about 45 minutes away. Great place to stay! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Very nice state park campground. Everything was clean. Right on the Pocomoke River, canoe and kayak rentals available, and there's a boat ramp. Nice big pool and fishing pond for the kids. We camped here in a Tent.
We really have enjoyed our stays at this park over the past couple years. The sites are very large, and are well shaded. Park has a swimming pool. The park also has planned daily activities for the children. You can rent canoes to go into the river. Some bathhouses are older, and a little run down, but cleaned every morning. Park is a little away from area attractions, but sits conveniently between Assateague, Maryland and Chincoteague, Virginia. It is about a half hour to forty minutes to either of those destinations. We really enjoyed the quietness of the campground, and the location. Campground is clean and just a great experience with nature. We camped here in a Tent.
We spent 5 nights in this wonderful campground. We love state parks in general, but this one especially. It is located quite nicely near Ocean City but far enough away to be away from the madness. The shade was excellent. We only saw one tent site that had complete sun exposure. We witnessed several other campers arrive and saw that it is definitely very tight for people with larger travel trailers and motorhomes. The park is very welcoming to pets. We brought our kayaks with us and spent 2 days on the river. The boat launch was quite convenient and easy to launch from. We plan to travel here again next year, more than once. We felt very secure in the park. The Park Rangers made their presence known but were not intrusive but very friendly and accommodating. The Park Rangers were also very knowledgeable and willing to share information. The State Police patrolled at night. I would recommend this Park to anyone who is looking for a quiet place to stay and play. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
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This state park is in a beautiful setting next to the Pocomoke River. Four of the sites are small cabins that have a bed, a bunk bed and a table and chairs. The sites are quite level and the area is heavily wooded. DirecTV reception was not possible from our site. Cell phone service is good. A free launch ramp for boats is nearby. There are a couple of playgrounds for kids, plus a pavilion which can be reserved for large group activities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very pleasant place to visit. Its a little off the beaten path but thats what makes it so special to us. it's also very close to home and allows pets. All in all a nice place to camp. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful piece of fully wooded property. Impossible to get our 23' trailer into the sites as trees blocked all but a couple of them. Very narrow roads. Bath houses were old and in need of paint and tlc. Would be a great for tenters. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.