Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area
Local Areas of Interest
Kent County Museum
The Kent County Museum is located on Turner's Creek Road across the road from the Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area. The museum focuses on farming history and has an interesting display of vintage farming equipment and household goods. The museum is open the third Saturday of every month and can be contacted at 410-348-9149.
Turner's Creek County Park
Turner's Creek County Park has a variety of facilities including a picnic pavilion, trails, historic tree grove and restroom facilities. A boat ramp is available for launching small craft, kayaks and power vessels. A county ramp permit is required. Fishing is also available along the shoreline at the ramp. There are two historic buildings at Turners Creek. The Lathim House, a wooden dwelling was at one time a store for the local community and was built in the early 1700’s. The Granary, which is located along the landing at Turners Creek, was at one time used to house grain and crops for local farmers. Sail and Steam powered cargo ships would make scheduled stops and haul the grains to Baltimore or other markets along the Chesapeake Bay.
For more information on Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area, please contact the main park office at 410-820-1668.