About Wye Oak State Park
On June 6, 2002, Maryland lost a symbol of its pre-Colonial past, the Wye Oak. At the time it was felled during a thunderstorm, it was the largest White Oak in the United States and was believed to be more than 400 years old. A cloned sapling was planted in its trunk on June 6, 2006. Wye Oak State Park consists of 29 acres, which offer a delightful spot to picnic and protect the stream valley behind the park from development. A pavilion containing a section of the Wye Oak trunk can be viewed daily from sunrise to sunset.