Crapo, Maryland is located in Dorchester County,
in the southeast corner of the state. It's situated
between Lakesville (to the north) and Wingate
(to the southeast), on the eastern shore of
Maryland and is about 20 miles south of Cambridge.
Over the years, points of interest in the region have included: * Hooper Island * Honga River * Barren Island * Tar Bay * Bloodsworth Island * Chesapeake Bay * The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge * Fishing Bay Wildlife Management Area * Taylor's Island Wildlife Management Area
Recreational opportunities in the area
Boating, canoeing, birdwatching, hunting,
crabbing and fishing, are a few of the
outdoor recreational opportunities that
abound in the region.
Wildlife found in southeast Maryland
Deer, raccoon, muskrat, otters, herons, egrets,
sandpipers, ospreys and eagles are some the
varied wildlife found in the area's tidal
Origin of its unusual name
Crapo is of French origin and is derived from
the French word for toad, "crapaud" (this will
come as a disappointment to some of you, but
it's usually pronounced "CRAY-Poe").