Tuckahoe State Park

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Tuckahoe State Park

Maryland

(410) 820-1668

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Overview

Tuckahoe State Park surrounds the upper reaches of Tuckahoe Creek, a quiet Eastern Shore stream flowing south to the Choptank River. In the park, the creek is bordered by for most of its length by wooded marshlands which support an abundance of wildlife in various habitats. A 60-acre lake offers boating and fishing on 20 acres of open water. The rest of the water is flooded woodland. The park contains 12 miles of scenic hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, plus picnic grounds and a playground for children. Adkins Arboretum, another Chesapeake Bay Gateway, sits largely within the park, with three miles of surfaced walkways leading through native woodlands.

Tuckahoe State Park is a great place to get a feel for part of the Eastern Shore and the beginnings of the streams that eventually flow to the Bay.The park offers activities and special events on a seasonal basis. Activities include day camps, canoe trips, Scales & Tales presentations and displays, and Challenge Course programs. Each weekend, Memorial Day through Labor Day, park staff offer a number of free family activities.

Pets on a leash are allowed in the campground. Pets are allowed in the day-use area.

Map of Tuckahoe (MD)

Latitude, Longitude: 38.962511, -75.946417

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Activities

  • Boating

    The park has a 60-acre lake with fishing and boating opportunities on 20 acres of open water. The remaining acres are flooded woodland. A launch ramp is available for boaters. Gasoline motor use is prohibited. Canoeing at Tuckahoe is a popular activity on both the lake and the creek because of the park's abundant wildlife. It is common for visitors to enjoy watching bald eagles, ospreys and great blue herons. Beavers and muskrats have surprised visitors by swimming past their canoes. Tuckahoe is full of pockets of secluded beauty, some only accessible by canoe. Canoes and kayaks can be rented for use on the lake above the dam for a daily fee (April- October). Check with park personnel for current fees for canoe rentals and park guided trips.

  • Bicycling

    Tuckahoe State Park boasts excellent hiking, biking and equestrian opportunities. Trails that wander through the park include the Tuckahoe Valley Trail, a self-guided Natural Trail, the Physical Fitness Trail and the Lake Trail. The park offers mountain bikes for rentals.

  • Camping

    The park offers a family camping area with 51 sites, 33 with electric hookups, and a central bathhouse with showers and toilet facilities. Each site is equipped with a camping pad, picnic table and fire ring. No water hook-ups are available, but potable water is conveniently located around each loop. A dump station is available for trailer use. Pets are allowed in the campground, but must remain on a leash at all times.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is allowed on the 60-acre lake. Please contact park for fishing regulations.

  • Hiking

    Tuckahoe State Park boasts excellent hiking, biking and equestrian opportunities. Trails that wander through the park include the Tuckahoe Valley Trail, a self-guided Natural Trail, the Physical Fitness Trail and the Lake Trail.

  • Horseback Riding

    Tuckahoe State Park boasts excellent hiking, biking and equestrian opportunities. Trails that wander through the park include the Tuckahoe Valley Trail, a self-guided Natural Trail, the Physical Fitness Trail and the Lake Trail.

  • Hunting

    Goose hunting is very popular at the park. Contact the park for hunting dates and restrictions.

  • Picnicking

    The park has two picnic areas, each offering shaded sites with picnic tables, charcoal grills, playground equipment and horseshoe pits. The Lake and Cherry Lane Area Pavilions, with a capacity of 80 persons, can be rented through the statewide reservation system.

  • RVing

    The park offers a family camping area with 51 sites, 33 with electric hookups, and a central bathhouse with showers and toilet facilities. Each site is equipped with a camping pad, picnic table and fire ring. No water hook-ups are available, but potable water is conveniently located around each loop. A dump station is available for trailer use. Pets are allowed in the campground, but must remain on a leash at all times.

Directions

Driving

Tuckahoe State Park is located approximately 35 miles east of the Bay Bridge, just off MD Route 404, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Travel east on Route 50/301 across the Bay Bridge. Route 50/301 splits, bear to the right on Route 50. Make a left at the intersection of Route 50 and Route 404. Go approximately eight miles until you come to the intersection of Route 404 and Route 480. Make a left on Route 480. To your immediate left take Eveland Road. Once on Eveland Road follow directional signs to area of choice.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(410) 820-1668

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