MD - Tuckahoe SP

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  1. PattiPatti

    PattiPatti New Member

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    We're going tonight for our first ever outing in the PUP! I can't wait.

    It's only about 30 minutes from home, so we go out there quite a bit. There is a huge recycled tire park that the kids love, and a small lake where we rent tandem kayaks and go out with the kids. Lots of nature to see and explore.

    We drove the CG loop last time we were out there and it's very wooded and every spot looked quite private. I'll post pics after tomorrow.

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  2. banjorules

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    Hope you had a great time Patti! I've never been to Tuckahoe. Be interested in seeing your pics.

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  3. TheWunders

    TheWunders Parkville, Maryland

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    We reconned this park on our way back from Cambridge, MD two years ago. There are pics here of the campground. Seemed like a nice campground, but we just haven't camped there yet. Have a good time! Post your pics please. It'd be interesting to see what it looks like with leaves on the trees and not in scattered all over the ground.

    Brenda
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  4. EZ6302

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    We just booked a site here for mid October, so we'd also be interested in seeing your pictures. We've wanted to try out this park, but it wasn't worth fighting the traffic to get over the Chesapeake Bay bridge during the summer.

    I hope you have a good trip.

    Elissa

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  5. PattiPatti

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    My official review - it was wonderful! Now we have gone to Tuckahoe to the tire park and to kayak on the lake many times (we're only about 30 min. west), so that wasn't new. But the CG was really great, in my newbie opinion. Very woodsy and private, clean bath house with showers, level sites for those of us not used to backing in and leveling a pup, very friendly rangers who make the rounds a couple times a night/day.

    I will post pics in my thread about my first trip (unless it's ok to post some here and some there).

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  6. TKnecht

    TKnecht "Disposable thumbs make me specialer than most peo

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    I've been camping in Tuckahoe State Park since 1978, and it has been my favorite campground since then.

    There are two camping loops, one with electric hookups, and one without, and each has a centrally-located bathhouse with flush toilets and hot showers. The non-electric loop also has a couple of group camp sites. Neither loop has water hookups.

    The sites are large with level sand pads. All sites are under tall, deciduous trees. There are no pull-through sites. Pets are permitted.

    There is a playground area that includes a disc golf course. There are a couple of short hiking trails. There is also a small lake for boating and fishing.

    Tuckahoe is rural and quiet, but conveniently located for tourism. Closeby are Easton, St Michaels, Oxford and Tilghman Island. A bit further, across the Bay, is Annapolis. East of Tuckahoe lie the beaches, ranging from Rehoboth through Ocean City to Assateague Island.

    Reservations are recommended.

    Tim Knecht
     
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    SLackinone New Member

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    Im going there this weekend
     
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    !!

    What everyone else said! It was our first trip out for the season a couple of years ago. We brought a kayak and canoe. First afternoon we saw like 40 turtles out sunning in the lake. Next morning I went for an early morning paddle and went upstream. Saw plenty of sign of beaver, but don't remember seeing any.

    We ate lunch at a small cafe, in a small town north of there, and got some really good shrimp and grits. Surprising this far north!

    Also, it was our first trip where we forgot towels. We drove to Easton and picked up one for each of us. They get washed and replaced in the 'linen drawer' after each trip, so we don't end up without towels anymore.
     
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    Well I went to Tuckahoe this weekend, was a great time, ranger was nice, park was in great shape, bathrooms and showers pretty clean. Had one night of [{}=] storm, kept the fire burning thru the [CP] storm, power went down for a couple of hours. We travelled down to the Wye river to do some crabbing...alot of females and small ones, plus storm was coming....very windy.
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    a couple more
    the entrance and check in shack
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    the camper on a lot
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    A cabin if you wanted to do that
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    SLackinone New Member

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    the lake behind park
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    a downed tree on the hiking trail
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    jjkach New Member

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    Sounds like you had a great time! All great pics! Looks like a great park.
     
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    How were the bugs?

    We drove thru about 1.5 months ago just to check out the place and there will be no way I visit during bug season... It was horrible.

    Rick
     
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    some mosquitos and gnats. Just sprayed myself with the usual bug sprays.
    It rained one day , calmed them down [{}=]
     
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    Back when I was a teenager, I bought an old Starcraft popup... And Tuckahoe was the first place I ever took it camping! This was back in the '90s, and it was just $4 a night... IF they even came around to collect. I remember it going up to $6 a night. At that point, the lower loop was just for youth camping. The upper loop had electric on the inner sites, I believe.

    We had a lot of fun, and returned many times. We camped there in our class C and our class A RV as well. When my wife and I bought our Scamp trailer, Tuckahoe was the first place we went. By then, it was up to $31 a night and online reservations. It's too bad the cost has gone up so much (everywhere, not just Tuckahoe)... I feel bad for the teenagers who have no money and want to go camping. It was such a great experience for me and my friends at that age.

    Well, our new popup will be ready to pick up this coming Wednesday. Tuckahoe won't be the first place we camp (we're going to Elk Neck SP), but we will certainly camp there before too long.
     
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    Just spent two weeknights at Tuckahoe. We had a great time! The weather was great -- 70 during the day and down into the 40s at night. The bathrooms have been updated a bit since my last visit. The showers are now fiberglass instead of the old plastic panels and plastic grate floor. Much cleaner looking and more comfortable.

    We were one of only three campers. There was an older couple in a big class A and a young couple in a smaller Fiat-based motorhome. We did notice that every site was booked for the weekend, though.
     
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