Location4701 Whitehaven Rd.
Quantico, MD 21856
Hours Of OperationNot Open to the Public
At the end of 2018, the Wicomico County Council voted to accept a federal grant award of $820,000 from the National Parks Service through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for development of the property known as “Pirate’s Wharf.” The grant is administered through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
A work group established by the County Executive in 2017 recommended public water access, multi-use/low-impact recreational activities and maintenance of the property’s natural resources as top priorities to consider in future development. The master planning process has begun and will continue over the next several months.
The LWCF grant requires completion of the project within a four-year period, though County officials are hopeful the project can be completed sooner.
Through a mini-grant from the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Area Council, the County was able to hire Mike Hitch as a consultant to develop the story of Pirate’s Wharf. Hitch is a local genealogist and historian known for his research on Delmarva.
This study has been financed through the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Area Council. LESHC is a nonprofit 501C3 organization and a certified Maryland Heritage Area Authority, whose purpose is to promote, preserve and protect the historical, cultural and natural heritage of Maryland's Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties.
Master Plan Draft
A draft of the Pirate's Wharf master plan was presented to the public on Monday, June 17.
Current Programs & News
Project 7 ½
Project 7 ½ is designed to provide individuals with physical or mental disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. The capital campaign for this proposed project launched Aug. 13.
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Kids Klub After School
From theme parties to arts and crafts, organized competition to service projects, this program is the one of the most well-rounded opportunities for youth. It's held in seven elementary schools. - Read More
Fresh Start: A Wicomico County Back to School Event
This is a collaborative effort between numerous organizations. The free event is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. - Read More