This Camper’s Life: Trip to Pocomoke River State Park
Our recent camping adventure took us to a beautiful state park on the Maryland Eastern Shore–Pocomoke River State Park. It is about a 30-minute drive from the shore points of Assateague Island National Seashore, Chincoteague, Virginia, and Ocean City, Maryland. Lots of things to do around there! First, we went to the National Seashore to explore and were so fortunate to see some of the famous wild ponies. They are not afraid of people, but they are wild. There are signs all over the place that warning visitors not to feed them or get too close; they could bite and kick. We were driving around the campground area at the seashore and these beauties were just grazing away, oblivious of us humans taking their picture. As you can see from the tent in the picture, this beauty was strolling through the campground at the Assateague Island National Seashore. It was so fun to see these gorgeous animals roaming around in their natural habitat!
Our campsite at Pocomoke River State Park was wooded and very private. The picture here is the view from the back of our site. There are beautiful shade trees in between the sites where we settled in. The campground is on the river and has a boat launch and dock for fishing. Did go fishing? Yes! I caught a small sunfish. We used that fish for bait to try and catch a big one…but no luck. We did have several bites, but no big ones! The weather was great, except for one day when it rained off and on. But this rainy day gave us an opportunity to drive around the area to visit some interesting towns. We drove through the town of Berlin, Maryland. We love driving through the historic sections viewing some of the awesome historic homes. Also, Berlin is where the movie Runaway Bride with Richard Gere and Julia Roberts was filmed. We also drove through the small town of Snow Hill, Maryland. Another quaint town that has a nice historic district. Snow Hill is the closest town to the campground. There is a Walmart and other conveniences nearby, so if you need something you can get it easily enough. Some of the campgrounds we have visited have truly been in the middle of nowhere! Pocomoke campground looks like you are in the middle of nowhere, but is fairly close to towns, if you really need something.
This trip was our third to Pocomoke River State Park. We love the beauty of the campground and the convenience of different attractions. As an aside, Maryland State Parks offer discounts to seniors–that is another perk! Also, the Assateague National Seashore is free to get in if you have the America the Beautiful pass. Something to think about! Live life fully my friends!!