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Tuckahoe State Park

Tuckahoe State Park
Map showing the location of Tuckahoe State Park
Map showing the location of Tuckahoe State Park
Location in Maryland
LocationCaroline, Queen Anne's, Maryland, United States
Coordinates38°58′00″N 75°56′34″W / 38.96667°N 75.94278°W / 38.96667; -75.94278[1]
Area3,929 acres (15.90 km2)[2]
Elevation13 ft (4.0 m)[1]
Established1963[3]
OperatorMaryland Department of Natural Resources
WebsiteTuckahoe State Park

Tuckahoe State Park is a public recreation area located along Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline and Queen Anne's counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Adkins Arboretum, a garden and preserve maintaining over 600 native plant species, occupies 500 acres of the park.[4] The arboretum provides classes to the public in horticulture, ecology and natural history.[5]

Activities and amenities

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.[4]

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,[6] and plans for it were scrapped in 2010.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Tuckahoe 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 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "Maryland State Park History". Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Tuckahoe State Park". Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
  5. ^ "Arboretum Offerings". Adkins Arboretum. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Nery, Steve (July 1, 2010). "Feds abandon FASTC plan in Ruthsburg". My Eastern Shore, Maryland. Retrieved November 26, 2013.

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