Chapel Point State Park

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Coordinates: 38°28′09″N 77°00′50″W / 38.46917°N 77.01389°W / 38.46917; -77.01389
Chapel Point State Park
Maryland State Park
Chapel Point State Park Sept 09.JPG
Country United States
State Maryland
County Charles
Elevation 138 ft (42 m) [1]
Coordinates 38°28′09″N 77°00′50″W / 38.46917°N 77.01389°W / 38.46917; -77.01389 [1]
Area 821 acres (332 ha) [2]
Established Unspecified
Management Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Location in Maryland
Website: Chapel Point State Park

Chapel Point State Park is an undeveloped Maryland state park located on the Port Tobacco River, a tributary of the Potomac, in Charles County.[3] The park offers fishing and hunting. In the early 20th century, Chapel Point had an amusement park[4] with facilities for roller skating and social functions and played host to the first Charles County Fair.[5]

Adjacent to the park, St. Ignatius Church and cemetery, the oldest continuous Roman Catholic parish in the United States, offers a scenic river view.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chapel Point State Park
  2. ^ "FY2013 DNR Owned Lands Acreage Report". Maryland DNR. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Chapel Point State Park". Maryland DNR. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ Cathy Hardy (May 22, 2002). "Chapel Point". Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties Form (CH-16). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Chapel Point Park". The Historical Marker Database. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 

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