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Home > Visit a Gateway > Turner's Creek Park & Sassafras Natural Resource Management Area
Turner's Creek Park & Sassafras Natural Resource Management Area - Kennedyville, MD
Turner's Creek Park and Sassafras Natural Resource Management Area lie side-by-side along the Eastern Shore's Sassafras River. The 143 acre park and the nearby natural harbor of Turner's Creek was once the site of a thriving local shipping port, disbursing agricultural goods throughout the Bay region. Now the tranquil harbor is now home to a half dozen crabbing and fishing boats. A granary still stands on the site where an earlier commissary shipped supplies to Washington's troops at Valley Forge. The Kent Museum, housing many artifacts from the Kent County of bygone years, stands a few hundred yards up the hill from the Granary and Landing.

Spectacular views open at every turn along the trails and old roads of the adjacent Sassafras Natural Resource Management Area. Fresh and saltwater ponds, wooded ravines, farm fields, a variety of forest stands and the river itself create prime habitat for viewing waterfowl and many other species.

Hours: Turner's Creek Park: Open daily year-round. (Kent Museum open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 pm - May through September)

Sassafras NRMA: Open daily from sunrise to sunset

Fees: No entry fees.

Public boat launch at Turner's Creek Park requires launch permit (3-day permit - $10.00; annual permit - $20.00 for MD residents); call Public Works 410-778-7439 to order (also available at several local stores).

For more information about Turner's Creek Park & Sassafras Natural Resource Management Area visit the following website: http://www.kentcounty.com/gov/parkrec/parks/turner.htm.

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