Smallwood State Park
|Smallwood State Park|
|Location||Charles, Maryland, United States|
|Area||984 acres (398 ha)|
|Elevation||3 ft (0.91 m)|
|Operator||Maryland Department of Natural Resources|
|Website||Smallwood State Park|
Smallwood State Park is a public recreation and historic preservation area located on Mattawoman Creek near Marbury, Charles County, Maryland. The state park preserves the plantation home of General William Smallwood, Smallwood's Retreat. The park's 984 acres (398 ha) include a marina, boat ramps, picnicking facilities, campsites, cabins, trails, and nature center.
After a succession of occupants left Smallwood's Retreat in ruins, a local citizens group organized in 1934 to see to its protection. Restoration took place between 1954 and the dedication of the original thirty-acre state park in 1958.
- "Smallwood State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Fiscal Year 2016 DNR Owned Lands Acreage" (PDF). Maryland Department of Natural Resources. July 29, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
- "Smallwood State Park". Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
- "Smallwood Retreat House". Charles County Government. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
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