Martinak State Park

137 Deep Shore Road
Denton, MD 21629


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 a 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.


Sixty-three campsites are available for trailer or tent camping, thirty of which feature electric hook-ups.

Each site is equipped with a camping pad, picnic table and fire ring.
A modern bathhouse is centrally located in each camping loop.
No water hook-ups are available, but potable water is conveniently located around each loop.
A dump station is available for trailer use.


Martinak's picnic areas contain picnic tables, playground equipment and restrooms.


A pavilion overlooking the Choptank River may be reserved in advance for a fee.


The amphitheater sits on tranquil Watts Creek. Suitable for wedding ceremonies (no reception area), scout ceremonies, church services, and other events. Accessible parking is available.

Fishing and Boating

The Choptank River and Watts Creek offer opportunities for fishing and boating.

A boat launch and a pier allow for easy accessibility to the waterways. Anglers will find excellent fishing with abundant catches of bass, perch, sunfish and catfish. A Chesapeake Bay Sportfishing License is required for fishing in the tidal waters of the river and creek.

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