Tuckahoe State Park
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Introduction

Featuring Tuckahoe Creek, Tuckahoe State Park rests on the Eastern shore of Maryland in Caroline and Queen Anne’s counties. This park offers 3,929-acres of natural beauty with a 60-acre lake for fishing and boating, 20 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, and a variety of lodging options.

Tuckahoe Creek State Park has 54 camping sites available for reservation 12 months in advance of travel. The park offers 33 camping sites with electric hookups, eight cabins, and four youth group camping sites which can accommodate up to 30 people each.

Guests to Tuckahoe Creek will delight in the quiet beauty of the park's idyllic Tuckahoe Creek. The creek runs the length of the park and provides tranquil beauty. It is a gentle meandering country stream bordering by wooded marshlands. Native plants and animals abound in the tranquil space which also offers educational programming in Adkins Arboretum. In this 500-acre garden and preserve, guests can learn about over 600 native plants. Park staff offer family activities each weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Educational programming includes horticulture, ecology, and natural history.

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Transportation in Tuckahoe State Park

Driving

Tuckahoe State Park is located approximately 35 miles east of the Bay Bridge, just off MD Rt. 404, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Travel east on Rt. 50/301 across the Bay Bridge. Rt. 50/301 splits, bear to the right on Rt. 50. Make a left at the intersection of Rt. 50 and Rt. 404. Go approximately 8 miles until you come to the intersection of Rt. 404 and Rt. 480. Make a left on Rt. 480. To your immediate left take Eveland Road. Once on Eveland Road follow directional signs to area of choice.

Parking

Parking is available throughout the park. Parking is available at the campground, the Disc Golf course, Adkins Arboretum, and equestrian area.

Public Transport

There is no public transportation offered within the park.

Campgrounds and parking in Tuckahoe State Park

Campsites in Tuckahoe State Park

Reservations camping

Tuckahoe State Park

Tuckahoe State Park Campground offers 54 camping sites. 33 Campsites offer electric hookup. There is no water hookup available. Guests will find a table, fire ring, and camping pad at each camp site. A centralized bath house is provided with hot showers. This is generally kept clean, but theis campsite does get busy in the summer, so be prepared for that.Pets are welcome in the campground but must be kept on a leash.

The campsites are nicely level in this flat campground, and trees and bushes provide privacy between sites. the sites are quite large, too, so there's room to spread out without treading on your neighbor's toes. Firewood is available at the site for an additional fee.

The campground also offers eight cabins for rent and provides four sites for youth groups. The youth group sites can accommodate up to 30 people each.

First-come first-served

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Tuckahoe State Park

In-Season

Biking

Tuckahoe State Park offers variety for guests that enjoy biking. The park offers three loops. Some of the trail is along fire roads, but most of the trail is single track. Guests will find jumps, drops, and technical roots along the trails. Most of the trails are intermediary with a few advanced features.

Experienced mountain bikers will enjoy Pee Wee's Trail which features some winding speed downhill runs and narrow trails. Tuckahoe Valley Trail is slow and calm. Guests will enjoy the natural beauty of the scenery offered by the trails which reside in the heart of an old wood forest.

Scales and Tales

This profound educational program is offered in Tuckahoe State Park:

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources provides people with the opportunity to get an intimate glimpse of wildlife every day. Scales & Tales, an environmental education program of the Maryland Park Service, offers guests the opportunity to see live wildlife up close and personal. This entertaining and educational program uses live non-releasable birds of prey and reptiles to promote stewardship of our wildlife and other natural resources. Through the "tales" of how these animals come into the care of the program, Scales & Tales naturalists discuss very important environmental issues including loss of habitat, environmental pollution, resource management and biodiversity.

Disc Golf

Guests will find a 18 hole disc gold course at Tuckahoe State Park not far from Route 50. This course is located in a tranquil wooded area. Guests will find that disc golf is a relaxing low cost activity to add to their state park visit.

If you're looking for a long game, you may find some of the holes play a little short. However, guests will find a well displayed map of the course in the parking lot. Score cards with a map are also easily found in the parking lot area.

The course is beginner friendly and, despite some short holes, provides enough of a challenge to keep guests engaged. This is a fun activity for kids and adults alike.

Off-Season

Fishing and Boating

Tuckahoe State Park offers a 60-acre lake with fishing and boating opportunities on 20 acres of open water. The remaining acres are flooded woodland that offer a view of native plants and animals. The lake supports bass and bluegill. Those that fish the areas populated with stumps and roots can find pickerel here. Anglers will also catch white and black crappie, pumpkin seed sunfish, yellow perch, brown bullhead, and carp on occasion.

A launch ramp is available for boaters. However, it should be noted that gasoline motor use is prohibited. Canoes and kayaks can be rented from the park.

Canoeing at Tuckahoe is a popular activity on both the lake and the creek because of the park's abundant wildlife. It is common for visitors to enjoy watching bald eagles, ospreys and great blue herons. Beavers and muskrats have surprised visitors by swimming past their canoes. Tuckahoe State Park is a hidden gem full of natural surprises and pockets of secluded beauty. Guests will find that some of the beauty of the park is only accessible by canoe.

Adkins Arboretum

This garden and preserve, which occupies 500-acres of Tuckahoe State Park, maintains over 600 native plants. The Arboretum provides education to guests in areas of horticulture, ecology, and natural beauty.

Adkins Arboretum provides a year-round self-guided five-mile walks that will lead guests through a variety of habitats. Guests are invited to explore bottomland forest and upland paths, meander through majestic beech trees, traverse native meadows, and follow the narrow Tuckahoe Creekside path. Adkins Arboretum is the only arboretum or that focuses solely on plants native to the Mid-Atlantic coastal plain.

Hunting

Guests to Tuckahoe State Park are welcome to hunt in the 1,000-acre designated general hunting. The area is stunningly beautiful and is home to many native animals. Hunters are required to sign-in daily. Hunting with firearms is allowed mid-Oct. through Feb. Spring turkey season runs mid-April through mid-May. Migratory goose hunting is by lottery only and a managed hunt permit is required

Hunt from Vehicle provisions have been made for disabled hunters. A map of hunting areas is available at the park office.

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