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.
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.
Watercraft & SwimmingNone
Outdoor ExplorationWalking/Hiking Trails, Wildlife Viewing
Group Use and PicnicNone
General AmenititesPublic Restroom, Pets Permitted
Current Programs & News
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
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