Pocomoke State Forest

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Pocomoke State Forest, Maryland, USA
Location Worcester County, Maryland, USA
Nearest city Snow Hill, Maryland
Area 14,753 acres (59.70 km2)
Governing body Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Pocomoke State Forest is a state forest of Maryland that lies on both banks of the Pocomoke River in Worcester County. The portion north of the Pocomoke lies between Dividing and Nassawango Creeks. The Pocomoke River Wildlife Management Area borders the southern portion of the forest.

With 14,753 acres (59.70 km2) wooded between Snow Hill and Pocomoke City, the state forest is famous for its stands of loblolly pine and for its cypress swamps, which border the Pocomoke River. The river originates in the Great Cypress Swamp in Delaware and flows southwesterly 45 miles (72 km) to the Chesapeake Bay.

Five areas in the forest, including the swamp, are designated Wildlands Areas. The forest's combination of swamp and upland offers a great variety of plant and animal life, including white dogwood and pink laurel in the spring, bald cypress, river otters, and bald eagles.

Hunting in season is permitted in the state forest. Also within the forest is the Pocomoke River State Park, which has facilities for camping, boating, and hiking.

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Coordinates: 38°7′58″N 75°25′58″W / 38.13278°N 75.43278°W / 38.13278; -75.43278