Martinak State Park

Reservations
1-888-432-2267​Martinak 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.

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​​

Martinak State Park Boat Ramp Area will be closed beginning June 1, 2021 for approximately 12 months for repairs and improvements to the bulkhead, boat ramp and pier area . Please contact the park office at 410-820-1668 with any questions or concerns.

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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.