What to do in Martinak State Park

Believed to be the site of a former Indian village, the park is bordered by the Choptank River and Watts Creek. Today, Martinak State Park offers 105 acres of protected plant and animal habitat comprised of hardwood and pine forest. Anglers may enjoy the opportunity to catch bass, perch, sunfish and catfish while others enjoy a modern campground, hiking trails, picnic area and visitor center.

Located approximately 2 miles south of Denton, Maryland, Martinak State Park is a nature lover's playground. Folks of all ages enjoy a visit to this small, pristine park. Park staff offer an array of nature programs throughout the year. Bird watching events, kid's fishing derby, owl prowl, country auction, and summer concerts are just a sampling of the events that attract both locals and tourists. The campground features sixty-three campsites and several cabins. Sites and cabins have varying amenities. Picnicking is a favorite pastime due to the lovely location overlooking the Choptank River. The river, along with Watts Creek attracts bass, perch, sunfish and catfish anglers. Handicapped amenities at the park include a camp loop, a bathhouse, picnic area and nature center.

This eastern shore state park offers a campground, rustic and modern cabins, fishing opportunities, picnic area with shelters overlooking the river, hiking trails, nature study, visitor center, and boat launch.

The park is located on the Eastern Shore, two miles east of Denton, off MD State Route 404.

Maryland has four distinct seasons with spring and fall being particularly pleasant with low humidity and mild temperatures. The average January temperature ranges between 30 and 34 degrees F (-1 to 1 C) with July averages ranging between 74 degrees F and 80 degrees F. Typically, coastal temperatures are slightly warmer then the western Appalachian Plateau area. Travelers should be aware that winters can become miserably cold and summers can be hazy, hot and humid with afternoon thundershowers.

137 Deep Shore Road
Denton, MD 21629

Phone: 410-820-1668

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