Tuckahoe State Park RV & Campground Guide
Tuckahoe State Park covers 3,949 acres on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in eastern Maryland. The Adkins Arboretum, a nature preserve and garden that protects over 600 native plant species, occupies 500 acres of the park. Most of the park surrounds the upper portions of Tuckahoe Creek. Early settlers found this portion of the Maryland eastern shore to be unproductive. An example of the area is 60-acre Tuckahoe Lake, where only 20 acres are open, and the rest is flooded woodland. The closest community is Queen Anne, MD, which is three miles away, and the nearest metropolitan area is Baltimore, MD, which sits 51 miles away.
RV Resorts & Campsites in Tuckahoe State Park
Most visitors to Tuckahoe State Park prefer camping in an RV. In an RV, campers pack everything they need to make for a comfortable visit. It is also less expensive than staying at a motel. RVshare is a great place to find an RV to rent.
Tuckahoe State Park Campground
The campground at Tuckahoe State Park offers 33 RV campsites to choose from. Picnic tables and fire rings grace each campsite. RVs sit on an asphalt pad, so leveling is not an issue. Fresh drinking water is available through spigots spaced throughout the campground. A dump station is available, allowing RV campers to empty their waste tanks. Restrooms with flush toilets and bathhouses with warm showers are available for use by all visitors. Kids love the spacious playground provided by the park. A boat ramp makes boat launching into Tuckahoe Lake an easy task.
Water Hookup: No
Electric Hookup: 30 amps
Sewer Hookup: No
Wi-Fi Available: No
Fee: $21 to $30 per night
Bay Shore Campground
If you are looking for a more comfortable place to camp than what is available at Tuckahoe State Park, look at Bay Shore Campground. The campground lies 40 miles northwest of the park. There are 27 paved RV sites. Three dump stations, two bathhouses with warm showers, and restrooms with flush toilets are provided by the park. A game room supplies extra treats for the kids. A children's playground, a basketball court, a volleyball court, and a boat ramp round out the campground's amenities. A section of the parking lot is dedicated to boat storage. This campground is highly manicured and well kept throughout the year. The favorite activity is relaxing and enjoying the view. The second favorite is fishing, which visitors can pursue on a boat or along the shore. Boat rentals are available at the camp store.
Water Hookup: Yes
Electric Hookup: 30/50 amp
Sewer Hookup: No
Wi-Fi Available: Yes
Fee: $59 to $82 per night
Martinak State Park
Martinak State Park lies 11 miles southeast of Tuckahoe State Park near Denton, MD. There are 33 RV campsites available at the campground. Campsites can handle rigs up to 35 feet in length. The campground occupies a wooded area sandwiched between the Choptank River and Watts Creek. The park has restrooms with flush toilets and a laundry facility. A playground lets children play during the day, a boat ramp on the Choptank River allows for large boats. Visitors can rent a boat at the camp store. Fishing is the main activity at this campground, with catfish, sunfish, and bass in plentiful supply. Hiking trails run along the Choptank River and cross along the campground's edge to reach Watts creek.
Water Hookup: No
Electric Hookup: 20/30 amp
Wi-Fi Available: No
Fee: $18 to $27 per night
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Tuckahoe State Park
Inside Tuckahoe State Park
The main reason people seek Tuckahoe State Park is to observe nature in a pristine state. Everywhere you go in the park, natural wonders seem to spring from the ground. Over 600 endangered plant species are living in the park for naturalists to study. Fishing and boating are also popular activities visitors enjoy. With over 12 miles of hiking trails, people can wander through the dense and marshy woodland all day and still not see it all.
Outside Tuckahoe State Park
When the kids tire of Tuckahoe State Park, there are plenty of activities in the areas outside the park's borders. The small communities surrounding the park inspire innovative businesses. These towns, villages, and hamlets are home to restaurants, shops, and historical sites that you will not see elsewhere.
Thirteen miles southwest of Tuckahoe State Park, there is an old-fashioned café called Eat Sprout. Their menu elucidates that the bread, pie crusts, and cakes are made from scratch, just like they were in the days before factory produced foods became available. Make sure to try the lemon brownies.
Location: 335 North Aurora Street, Easton, MD 21601
Fourteen miles northwest of the park is the Bay Shore Steam Pot. Everything on the menu comes from the sea. Whether mussels, shrimp, fish, or crab, the seafood comes fresh from the ocean onto your plate.
Location: 111 East Water Street, Centreville, MD 21617
When you want some fine dining with a European flair, stop by Bas Rouge. You'll find that the service at this restaurant is excellent, and the food is even better. Try their Rohan duck breast covered in vanilla glazed turnips, coffee spiked date puree, and blackberry gastrique.
Location: 19 Federal Street, Easton, MD 21601
When the time comes that you need an assortment of items from different shops, stop by the Bowie Town Center. This is the nearest shopping mall to Tuckahoe State Park. It houses 70 stores, including Macy's, Barnes and Noble, and Foot Locker.
Location: 15606 Emerald Way, Bowie, MD 20716
For an unusual experience, drop by the Gypsy Faire in Lothian, MD. This shop specializes in collecting used items such as garden antiques, jewelry, and industrial pieces and reinventing them for various purposes.
Location: 1306 Mount Zion, Lothian, MD 20711
When you are looking for the best fishing and hunting gear, stop by the Tuckahoe Sportsman in Denton, MD. In this shop, you find all the ammo, rifles, fishing tackle, and bait you will need for a successful camping experience.
Location: 22145 Shore Highway, Denton, MD 21629
When you want your family to experience something exhilarating, visit Skydive Chesapeake. The business is only five miles northeast of the park. The veteran skydivers handle everything for you.
Location: 24030 Race Track Road, Ridgley, MD 21660
Visit River Run Cruises to experience a running river on the eastern side of Maryland. The Coast Guard Certified tour runs up and down the Choptank River, through overhanging trees, and alongside wooded marshland. The guides are full of historical information about the area.
Location: 10282 River Landing Road, Denton, MD 21629
Take the kids to see a working 300-year-old mill as it grinds wheat into flour. The Old Wye Grist Mill is an American artifact that has existed through every conflict since the French and Indian War in 1754. This is an intriguing bit of American history that no parent should pass by.
Location: 900 Wye Mills Road, Wye Mills, MD 21679
How to Get to
Tuckahoe State Park
The closest town to Tuckahoe State Park is Queen Anne, MD. To get to the park from Queen Anne, head southeast on 1st Street toward Maryland Highway 303 North (MD-303 N). Turn right onto MD-303 N, drive for a quarter-mile, and turn right onto Maryland Highway 404 East (MD-404 E). After driving 1.25 miles on MD-404 E, turn left onto Maryland Highway 480 (MD-480 E) for a one-tenth mile. Turn left onto Eveland Road, and travel one mile to the park entrance.
Those traveling the 51 miles to Tuckahoe State Park from Baltimore will take Interstate 395 South (I-395 S) for one mile to Interstate 97 South/United States Highway 301 North (I-97 S/US-301 N). Travel I-97 S/US-301 N for 59 miles to Centerville. In Centerville, look for the exit onto Maryland Highway 304 East (MD-304 E). Drive six miles on MD-304 E and find the exit for Maryland Highway 481 South (MD-481 S) in Ruthsburg, MD. Take MD-481 S for two miles to the park entrance.
Entering Tuckahoe State Park
Tuckahoe State Park is open from 8 AM to sunset for day-use activities.