Cypress Branch State Park


Contacts:
Kent County

Headquarters: 410-820-1668
Duty Ranger (Tuckahoe): 443-221-8285
Email: tuckahoe.statepark@maryland.gov

Address
10803 Galena Road
Millington, MD 21651

Hours: 8am – Sunset

Park Map

Cypress State Park is open to the public 7 days a week from 8am to sunset for passive recreational activities. Visitors can enjoy fishing in the 3-acre freshwater pond, meander the undeveloped areas for hiking, biking, bird watching or have a picnic lunch at one of the tables overlooking the pond.

Parking is presently limited to the parking area near the pond.

The park trail system is currently in the design phase and will include supplemental parking.

The original purchase of 274-acres was combined with the adjacent Department of Natural Resources Big Mill Pond property shortly after acquisition. Today, the State Park consists of 314 acres of cropland, meadows, forested areas and marshes.

Cypress Branch State Park is managed as a Natural Resource Management Area (NRMA). NRMAs are state parks with significant unique natural resources, including rare, threatened, and endangered flora and fauna. They are often managed in conjunction with the DNR Wildlife and Heritage Service, to preserve and protect unique natural resources and biological diversity. Recreation on NRMAs is typically low-impact, passive recreation, such as hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, wildlife viewing, fishing and hunting. The goal for Cypress Branch State Park is to provide opportunities for public access and recreational use to ensure implementation of the provisions for NRMAs consistent with the primary goals of protection, conservation and education.

Pets are allowed​.