Martinak State Park

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Martinak State Park
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Map showing the location of Martinak State Park
Map showing the location of Martinak State Park
Location in Maryland
LocationCaroline, Maryland, United States
Coordinates38°51′45″N 75°50′23″W / 38.86250°N 75.83972°W / 38.86250; -75.83972Coordinates: 38°51′45″N 75°50′23″W / 38.86250°N 75.83972°W / 38.86250; -75.83972[1]
Area105 acres (42 ha)[2]
Elevation20 ft (6.1 m)[1]
Established1961
Named forLand donor George Martinak
OperatorMaryland Department of Natural Resources
WebsiteMartinak State Park

Martinak State Park is a public recreation area located on the Choptank River and Watts Creek, immediately south of Denton in Caroline County, Maryland. The park bears the name of George Martinak, who deeded his land to the state in 1961.[3] The park opened in 1964.[4] Site improvements including the addition of campsites, roads, and park office took place from 1964 to 1974.[5] The park features boating access, fishing, campsites and cabins, hiking trails, and nature center.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Martinak State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Fiscal Year 2016 DNR Owned Lands Acreage" (PDF). Maryland Department of Natural Resources. July 29, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Martinak State Park". Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "Maryland State Park History". Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  5. ^ Historical Summary of Capital Improvements Authorized by General Assembly 1964 through 1978 (Report). State of Maryland Department of State Planning. 1978. p. 46. Retrieved November 5, 2017.

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