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|
|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 the plantation home of former Continental Army officer and Maryland governor General William Smallwood, Smallwood's Retreat. 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.
Gen. Smallwood grave