Phillips Landing State Park and Captain John Smith Memorial
Between 1607 and 1609, John Smith was the first English explorer to map the Chesapeake Bay area and New England. Phillips Landing Recreation Area is located near the confluence of the Nanticoke River and Broad Creek. In May of 2007 a monument was placed at Phillips Landing Recreation Area to commemorate Captain John Smith’s exploration of the Nanticoke River and his meeting with the Nanticoke Chiefs. Phillips Landing Recreation Area is a popular fishing and recreation spot. It’s also a popular spot for launching a canoe or kayak to follow the Nanticoke River Water Trail. The adjacent Nanticoke Wildlife Area conserves landscapes that appear much as they did 400 years ago.