Recreation, Parks and You!

Pirate's Wharf


4701 Whitehaven Rd.
Quantico, MD 21856

Hours Of Operation



340 acres
Pirate's Wharf park photo

Update (10/2/23): We are excited to welcome the public to Pirate's Wharf Park beginning Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 9 a.m.

Visitors are invited to explore the playground, pavilion and a portion of the trails. (The pavilion is not available for rentals at this time.)

The areas grayed out on the map are closed for construction. For your safety, avoid these areas and follow directions on posted signs throughout the park.

We're working to open additional portions of the park. Here's an estimated timeline for remaining construction:

  • Early 2024: Remaining trails open; interpretive exhibits installed
  • 2025: Boat ramp, soft launch, fishing pier and viewing areas open


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.

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.

Master Plan Draft
Master Plan Draft Appendices
Environmental Assessment


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.

Click here to view Hitch's presentation.

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.

  • Playground Facilities

  • Sports Facilities

  • Watercraft & Swimming

  • Outdoor Exploration

    Walking/Hiking Trails, Wildlife Viewing
  • Group Use and Picnic

  • General Amenitites

    Public Restroom, Pets Permitted

Current Programs & News

  • Pirate's Wharf Soft Opening

    Pirate's Wharf Soft Opening

    Pirate's Wharf Park opens to the public Wednesday, Oct. 4. Visitors are invited to explore the playground, pavilion and a portion of the trails. - Read More

  • Wicomico Youth Basketball League

    Wicomico Youth Basketball League

    The Wicomico Youth Basketball League is for boys and girls in grades K-8. Register before the November assessment dates for the 2023-24 season. - Read More


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