Tuckahoe State Park

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Tuckahoe State Park
Maryland State Park
Country United States
State Maryland
Counties Caroline, Queen Anne's
Elevation 13 ft (4 m) [1]
Coordinates 38°58′00″N 75°56′34″W / 38.96667°N 75.94278°W / 38.96667; -75.94278Coordinates: 38°58′00″N 75°56′34″W / 38.96667°N 75.94278°W / 38.96667; -75.94278 [1]
Area 3,929 acres (1,590 ha) [2]
Established Unspecified
Management Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Location in Maryland
Website: Tuckahoe State Park

Tuckahoe State Park is a state-owned, public recreation area located along Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline and Queen Anne's counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The state park features a 60-acre (24 ha) lake for fishing and boating plus 20 miles (32 km) of trails for hiking, biking, and equestrian use. The park also offers camping, cabins, and hunting as well as a recycled-tire playground for children.[3]

Adkins Arboretum, a garden and preserve maintaining over 600 native plant species, occupies 400 acres of the park. The arboretum provides classes to the public in horticulture, ecology and natural history.[4]

In the news[edit]

Residents who felt the quiet, rural nature of the park was threatened spoke out against a military training facility that was proposed to be built nearby in 2009,[5] and plans for it were scrapped in 2010.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tuckahoe State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Fiscal Year 2014 DNR Owned Lands Acreage" (PDF). Maryland Department of Natural Resources. December 18, 2014. Retrieved July 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Tuckahoe State Park". Maryland DNR. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Arboretum Offerings". Adkins Arboretum. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ Surowiec, Konrad (January 13, 2010). "Citizens voice pros and cons over proposed GSA training facility at meeting". My Eastern Shore, Maryland. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ Nery, Steve (July 1, 2010). "Feds abandon FASTC plan in Ruthsburg". My Eastern Shore, Maryland. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 

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