Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area

Knock's Folly Visitor CenterContact: 410-820-1668

​​​Kent County

Knock's Folly Visitor Center
13761 Turners Creek Road
Kennedyville MD 21645

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area is located along the scenic banks of the Sassafras River and Turner's Creek in Kent County and operated by the Maryland Park Service. The area is noted for spectacular views of the Sassafras River and Chesapeake Bay from the high banks that face toward the South. Hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trail riding are popular activities. Birding enthusiasts will also find a surprising mix of songbirds, waterfowl and raptors on their visit. For history buffs, Knock's Folly Visitor Center features exhibits highlighting the history of the farming community, the local Native American Tockwogh tribe, Captain John Smith's visit to the Turner's Creek area and the rich natural history and wildlife of the Sassafras area.

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. https://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2020/05/06/frequently-asked-questions-about-governor-hogans-stay-at-home-order/​

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