This four-acre state park on Talbot County's Eastern Shore preserves the Wye Oak, for which the park is named and is Maryland's state tree. a huge white oak estimated to be more than 450 years old. Said to be the state's largest oak tree, it is 79 f eet high, 31 feet in circumference and has a spread of 102 feet; its age is estimated to be more than 450 years old.
Open daily 24 hours.
Next to the Wye Oak is a small brick structure which has been furnished and restored to its former appearance as a colonial-period one-room schoolhouse. The historic schoolhouse is recorded as the second oldest existing schoolhouse in Talbot County. Some picnicking facilities are available at the park.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service Tree Nursery offers white oak seedlings that are direct descendants of the Wye Oak for distribution to the public; contact them for more information.