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Elk Neck State Park


4395 Turkey Point Road
North East, MD 21901
410.287.5333
No Email Address
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/elkneck.html
4 Reviews
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We just got home from a two night stay at this state park. In comparison to other state parks, we found this one be very nice. The Miles (where we stayed) an Elk camping loops overlook water, but beware that the outer edge of those loops have a very steep drop off to the water (50-75 ft). We have two young kids and we would not have been comfortable on the outside edge, however the inside of those loops were safe, yet near enough to the water that we could still enjoy the view. The sites were spacious and close to the bath house, which was very clean. The park offers a beach and swimming in the Chesapeake Bay. It was ok. The best part was that it was refreshing on a hot day. But other than that the beach was nothing to get excited about. The sand was rocky and dusty, the water was full of seaweed (you will get it on you if you swim). When you enter the water you walk over pebbles for the first 50 ft or so before you reach a sandy bottom. One advantage was that it was shallow enough for the kids to go out pretty far. There is a lighthouse on the point that offers a nice place to watch the sunset. The hike out is easy for children. You do have to drive to get to the trail head. In fact you have to travel through a private community before you come to the point. There are many other trails to hike on ranging from easy to challenging. We found the estimates of trail length to be inaccurate and felt that the trails were a bit longer than the trail guide suggested. The Ravine trail is a good one for kids and the Pond loop was a little more challenging but do-able. The pond offers fishing and there are several playgrounds in the park. This is a well maintained state park, and we would definitely camp here again.

Received from Sara for visit in Jun 2009


Site Number: 161
Stay Again? YES
A nice clean campsite. Some pitches seem very close together but ours was quite private. The outside of Elk loop is great - some look over water. Nice play area, bath house ok. Great walks on site. We would definitely go again as it is an easy drive from near Baltimore and it seems a world away. Take everything you need as there is a camp shop for firewood and other essentials but it's not extensive.

Received from Melanie C for visit in Aug 2008


Site Number: 125
Stay Again? YES
Really beautiful scenery at this state park on Chesepeake Bay with hilly, forested terrain. The campground is very clean, the sites are mostly level, and the camp store is great. There is a beautiful beach area, plus a boat launch. 1/2 price for seniors on weeknights.

Received from Jon R for visit in Jun 2005


Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
A great state park that is fairly close to the Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC area. About 10 minutes from I-95. Just south of the Delaware state line. Sites are spread out, with a level pad, fire ring and a handy post for your lantern. Facilities are in good shape and kept clean. The local town is very quaint with several good sea food restaurants. Playgrounds are well maintained as are the hiking trails. Pets are welcome, but limited to certain loops. We stayed in the Chester loop which had electric but no water.

Received from S F for visit in Nov 2003


Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES



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