Martinak State Park

ReservationsMartinak State Park entrance sign at sunset with a beautiful colored sky.

Contact: 410-820-1668
E-mail Tuckahoe State Park

Caroline County

Location: Two miles east of Denton, off Rte. 404, on Deep Shore Road

Hours: 8 a.m. to Sunset

George Martinak deeded this land of forests, fields and marsh to the state in 1961 for preservation as a recreational facility and a natural area for the enjoyment of all. Bordered by the Choptank River and Watts Creek, this area supports a wide variety of plant and animal life. Anglers may enjoy the opportunity to catch bass, perch, sunfish and catfish.

The park is located with hardwood and pine forests on the Choptank River and Watts Creek. Modern campsites and boating access are available. Amenities include hiking trails, playground, shelters and a nature center. Pets are allowed in all areas of the park except the shelter and cabins.

ALERT: Governor Hogan has expanded opportunities for outdoor exercise and recreational activities in Maryland State Parks following earlier restrictions related to COVID-19. The Maryland Park Service is currently in the process of opening campgrounds in parks around the state, which will be a multi-phase process, involving the preparation of facilities for visitors, opening restrooms and bathhouses, and bringing seasonal staff online to manage the safety and well-being of visitors. We are working diligently to open individual parks as quickly as possible over the next three weeks.

The park is open for passive recreation and exercise activities such as hiking, bicycling, canoe/kayaking, disc golf, horseback riding and playground use. Recreational fishing, boating and hunting are allowed.

Closures still in effect include cabins, lodges and picnic shelters as well as access to offices, visitor centers and nature centers. Programs and events remain cancelled at this time.

Please visit the Department of Natural Resources FAQ site for more information.​


Featured Program: Healthy Parks, Healthy People

"Healthy Parks Healthy People" is a program designed to encourage physical activity in the beautiful parks of Caroline County and western Maryland. Department staff encourage healthcare providers to give their patients a prescription to increase physical activity and take part in programs offered at nearby state parks. Partners also include local health departments.

ALERT: All "Healthy Parks Healthy People"  programs at Martinak State Park follow Caroline County school closures and delays.