Location4701 Whitehaven Rd.
Quantico, MD 21856
Hours Of OperationNot Open to the Public
Update (8/31/2020): The development project is moving forward as planned. We remain hopeful that the park will open in 2021.
Master Plan Draft & Environmental Assessment
A draft of the Pirate's Wharf master plan and environmental assessment was posted for public comment on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. The public comment period
ended on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019.
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.
Current Programs & News
Kids Klub Learning Center
The Kids Klub Learning Center provides a childcare opportunity for Wicomico County Public School students. Participants will follow their personal virtual curriculums and complete their individual assignments under the supervision of certified staff. - Read More
The Great Glow Maze
Join us at The Great Glow Maze, Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Wicomico Civic Center! - Read More
Wicomico Youth Basketball League
The Wicomico Youth Basketball League is for boys and girls in grades K-12. Register by Nov. 3 for the inaugural season. - Read More