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 park offers 20 miles of scenic hiking, biking and equestrian trails, flat water canoeing, hunting, picnicking, as well as a recycled tire playground for children. The park offers activities and special events on a seasonal basis. Activities include day camps, canoe trips, Scales & Tales presentations and displays, and Challenge Course programs. Each weekend, Memorial Day through Labor Day, park staff offer a number of free family activities. Check out flyers posted throughout the park or call the park office for more details.
- Pets are allowed in the campground.
- Pets are allowed in the day-use area.
- Camping: The park offers a family camping area with 54 sites, 33 with electric hookups, and a central bathhouse with showers and toilet facilities. Each site is equipped with a camping pad, picnic table and fire ring. No water hook-ups are available, but potable water is conveniently located around each loop. A dump station is available for trailer use. Pets are allowed in the campground, but must remain on a leash at all times. Click here for camping season beginning and ending dates, and camping and shelter service charges.
- Youth Group Camping: The park also offers a youth group camping area with four sites, each site accommodating up to 30 people.
Click here for available youth group programs and activities.
- Cabins: Six camper cabins are available for rent through the statewide reservation system. Four cabins sleep four and two sleep six; all equipped with ceiling fan, electricity, air conditioning, grill, fire ring and table.
- Picnicking/Shelters: The park has two picnic areas, each offering shaded sites with picnic tables, charcoal grills, playground equipment and horseshoe pits. The Lake and Cherry Lane Area Pavilions, with a capacity of 80 persons, can be rented through the statewide reservation system.
- Arboretum: 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.
- Fishing and Boating: 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. 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. 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 is full of pockets of secluded beauty, some only accessible by canoe. Canoes and kayaks can be rented for use on the lake above the dam for a daily fee (April- October). Check with park personnel for current fees for canoe rentals and park guided trips.
- Multi-use Trails: Tuckahoe State Park boasts excellent hiking, biking and equestrian opportunities. Trails that wander through the park include the Tuckahoe Valley Trail, a self-guided Natural Trail, the Physical Fitness Trail and the Lake Trail. If you are interested in helping support Tuckahoe trails through volunteering your time or making a tax deductible donation, inquire about our Trail Stewardship Program
- Mountain Bike, Kayak, and Canoe Rentals: Tuckahoe offers mountain bikes, kayaks, and canoes for rent at the park during the spring, summer and fall. Contact the park for current service charges, available days and times.
- Self-Guided Recreational Opportunities:
Canoeing/Kayaking Tuckahoe Lake
Canoeing/Kayaking Tuckahoe Creek
Fishing at Tuckahoe
Maryland Conservation Corps
Tuckahoe State Park is supported by a Maryland Conservation Corps Program. The Maryland Conservation Corps (MCC) is an AmeriCorps program that engages young adults, ages 17-25, who want to dedicate a year of service to natural resource conservation. Over a ten to 11-month period, MCC members work as crews to complete 1,700 hours of service. Conservation service activities include: trail maintenance, environmental education, stream & wetland restoration, park facility improvements, invasive species removal and Bay grass planting. Extensive member training is provided, including: First Responder certification, Wildland Fire Fighting certification, Search and Rescue certification, Park Operations, Environmental Education and Interpretation, Chainsaw Safety, Leave No Trace and Canoe Trip Leading.
No minimum qualifications are required other than transportation to the designated job site and a desire to serve. Low-cost State Housing is available at certain crew sites. Benefits include a living allowance of $7.25/hour, health care benefits, child care assistance (if eligible) and a $5,550 education scholarship award for those members that complete 1,700 hours of service. MCC employs a Zero Tolerance Policy for any member who uses alcohol or illegal drugs while attending an MCC project, training or event.
For more information or to apply, contact the park manager or download an application from the Maryland Department of Natural Resource’s Maryland Conservation Corps website: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/mcc/yearround.htm
Resources Managed by the Tuckahoe State Park Complex
- Black Walnut Point Natural Resources Management Area (NRMA) is located on the southern tip of Tilghman Island in Talbot County. The 53-acre site is operated by the Maryland Park Service. A privately operated bed and breakfast, the Black Walnut Point Inn, is located on a 6-acre portion of the property and is not open for general public visitation.
Visitors to the NRMA will enjoy walking along the gravel road and paths with excellent views across the Chesapeake Bay toward the western shore. A wide variety of ducks and other bird species can be observed, including osprey and bald eagles which are both noted for building nests in the area. Fishing is available for a variety of brackish water species including rockfish, perch and bluefish. Pets are permitted.
The Black Walnut Point NRMA is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Parking is not permitted on the facility, but vehicles can be parked a short distance away in a Talbot County maintained parking area. For more information, please call 410-820-1668.
Tuckahoe State Park offers accessible picnic areas, hunting, visitors' center, playgrounds, restrooms and campground facilities. For additional accessible amenities in Maryland State Forests and Parks, visit the Accessibility For All section of this website.
Directions - 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.
Tuckahoe State Park
13070 Crouse Mill Road
Queen Anne, MD 21657
Hours of Operation
Sunrise to Sunset
Certain activities are permitted outside of the regular park hours (e.g. fishing, boat launch, hunting where permitted). Please check with the park before your visit if you plan to engage in an activity which requires you to be in the park before or after the posted hours.
Contact the Park Service
- Toll Free: 1-800-830-3974
- Reservations: 1-888-432-2267
- Park Watch: 1-800-825-7275
- Email Us