Tuckahoe State Park
|Tuckahoe State Park|
|Maryland State Park|
|Elevation||13 ft (4 m) |
|Area||3,465 acres (1,402 ha) |
|Management||Maryland Department of Natural Resources|
|Website: Tuckahoe State Park|
Activities and amenities
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.
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.
In the news
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, and plans for it were scrapped in 2010.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tuckahoe State Park
- "FY2013 DNR Owned Lands Acreage Report" (PDF). Maryland DNR. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
- "Tuckahoe State Park". Maryland DNR. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
- "Arboretum Offerings". Adkins Arboretum. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
- 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.
- Nery, Steve (July 1, 2010). "Feds abandon FASTC plan in Ruthsburg". My Eastern Shore, Maryland. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
- Tuckahoe State Park Maryland Department of Natural Resources