Tuckahoe State Park

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Coordinates: 38°58′00″N 75°56′34″W / 38.96667°N 75.94278°W / 38.96667; -75.94278
Tuckahoe State Park
Maryland State Park
Country United States
State Maryland
County Caroline
Elevation 13 ft (4 m) [1]
Coordinates 38°58′00″N 75°56′34″W / 38.96667°N 75.94278°W / 38.96667; -75.94278 [1]
Area 3,465 acres (1,402 ha) [2]
Established Unspecified
Management Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Location in Maryland
Website: Tuckahoe State Park

Tuckahoe State Park is a Maryland state park located along Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County on the state's Eastern Shore.[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The 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]

Resident 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 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tuckahoe State Park
  2. ^ "FY2013 DNR Owned Lands Acreage Report". Maryland DNR. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  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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