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Tuckahoe State Park
Copyright: - Maryland State Forest and Park Service
Tuckahoe State Park
Description - Tuckahoe Creek, a quiet country stream bordered for most of its length by wooded marshlands, runs through the length of the park. A 60-acre lake offers boating and fishing. The Adkins Arboretum encompasses 500 acres of park land and almost three miles of surfaced walkways leading through the tagged native species of trees and shrubs.

Attractions - Tuckahoe State Park encompasses 3,498 acres with 12 miles of scenic hiking, biking and equestrian trails, flatwater canoeing, hunting, picnicking, ball fields, archery range, as well as a recycled tire playground for children. The park offers a family camping area with 33 sites, 18 with electric hookups, and a central bathhouse. In addition, a youth group area has four sites, each accommodating up to 30 people. Pets are allowed in the campground but must remain on a leash at all times. Four camper cabins are available for rent through the statewide reservation system. Two picnic pavilions have an 80-person capacity and they too, are available through the statewide reservation system. The park has a 60-acre lake with fishing and boating opportunities on 20 acres of open water. The remaining acres are flooded woodland. A launch ramp is available for boaters with electric motors. Gasoline motor use is prohibited. Canoeing at Tuckahoe is a popular activity on both the lake and the creek because of the park's abundant wildlife. One of the most popular attractions at the park is the low elements ropes course. It offers groups a chance to increase self-esteem and learn how to adapt to new environments, while fostering teamwork in an outdoor setting. The 500-acre Adkins Arboretum displays a variety of botanicals. Other park features include the Tuckahoe Equestrian Center with jousting track, training ring, water and trailer parking. The Scales and Tales educational programs offer wildlife presentations for all ages using live animals native to Maryland. Naturalist programs range from Easter Egg Hunts to Triathlons to Haunted Hayrides. There is also a physical fitness trail. Handicapped accessible areas within the park include picnic areas, hunting grounds, visitor center, nature trail, playground, restrooms, and campground.

Recreation - Outdoor recreations and facilities at Tuckahoe State Park include a boat launch, boating, family and youth camping, fishing, paddlesports, horseback riding, hunting, picnicking, and a visitor center. Pets are welcome on the pet loop.

Climate - Maryland has four distinct seasons with spring and fall being particularly pleasant with low humidity and mild temperatures. The average January temperature ranges between 30 and 34 degrees F (-1 to 1 C) with July averages ranging between 74 degrees F and 80 degrees F. Typically, coastal temperatures are slightly warmer then the western Appalachian Plateau area. Travelers should be aware that winters can become miserably cold and summers can be hazy, hot and humid with afternoon thundershowers.

Location - Tuckahoe State Park is located on the Eastern Shore, 7 miles west of Denton.


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Contact Information:
Tuckahoe State Park, 13070 Crouse Mill Road , Queen Anne, MD, 21657, Phone: 410-820-1668

Additional Information:
Eastern Shore - Trillions of grains of sand, eroded from Maryland's ancient Appalachian Mountains and deposited by the sea, have created a magical barrier island, offering visitors both solitude and adventure.
Maryland Lakes and Reservoirs - The lakes and reservoirs described here range from large reservoirs to small mountain and coastal lakes. The lakes are often part of the state parks.
Maryland State Parks - Maryland State Forest and Park Service offers 47 state parks with recreational opportunities offered for all ages. From the forested regions to where land meets sea, Maryland's public parcels provide recreation, relaxation, and education. Many facilities possess barrier-free design.

Links:
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Tuckahoe State Park - Official agency website.

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