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Tuckahoe State Park Popular Destination, Local Economic Driver
Tuckahoe State Park, a favorite destination for nature lovers, is also a key contributor to Queen Anne’s County’s economy. Each weekend that Tuckahoe State Park reaches camping capacity brings an estimated $15,365 to the local economy, according to estimates produced using the Maryland Resource Allocation Model (RAM-MD) developed by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. Studies indicate an average party (5.2 persons) on an average trip (3.1 nights) spend just over $300. This estimate does not include the economic impacts of other day-use visitors who come to hike or bike the park’s 20 miles of trails, canoe on the lake or enjoy other activities.
Tuckahoe State Park's popular campground often fills to capacity during the weekends, so visitors are encouraged to make reservations early. For more information about the park, visit http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/eastern/tuckahoe.html.
October 11, 2007
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov