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Smallwood State Park
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Smallwood's Retreat
Smallwood State Park is located in Maryland
Smallwood State Park
Smallwood State Park
Location in Maryland
Location Charles County, Maryland, United States
Nearest town Marbury, Maryland
Area 984 acres (398 ha)
Elevation 3 ft (0.91 m)
Designation Maryland state park
Established 1958
Administrator Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Website Smallwood State Park

Smallwood State Park is a public recreation and historic preservation area located on Mattawoman Creek near Marbury, Charles County, Maryland. The state park preserves Smallwood's Retreat, the plantation home of former Continental Army officer and Governor of Maryland, Major General William Smallwood. The park's 984 acres (398 ha) include a marina, boat ramps, picnicking facilities, campsites, cabins, trails, and nature center.


After a succession of occupants left Smallwood's Retreat in ruins, a local citizens group organized in 1934 to see to its protection. Restoration took place between 1954 and the dedication of the original thirty-acre state park in 1958.


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