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Elk Neck State Park
Based on 72 traveler reviews
Park has many amenities to enjoy
Dec 04, 2013 by: RUMSEY63 from NORTH EAST MD.
Nice Bayside Beach with changing rooms and snack bar.Boat launching ramp and marine store on the Elk river.Camp grounds for everything from primitive tenting to Campers requiring three point hookups.Lots of hiking trails.
Turkey Point Lighthouse is spectacular!
Nov 26, 2013 by: highborne from USA
What a great way to spend the day or afternoon. Its an easy walk to the point and a breath taking view once you've arrived. I think the best time of the year to go is the Fall, when the leaves are changing but really anytime you go is a treat.
Cabins & Campground with Beach,Boating, and great Seafood...
Nov 25, 2013 by: dickmullin from Chesapeake Bay Region
The title says it all. The Elk Neck State Park has been a summer magnet for folks with an interest in an active lifestyle getaway. Whether they are vacationing for a week or two --or-- just seeking a pleasant weekend of fun. There's even a lighthouse to visit and walking trails, of Turkey Point, overlooking scenic vistas of the Chesapeake Bay. The mention of seafood in the title does not refer to the park itself, but to the ever improving restaurant selection of eateries just 8 miles north of the park -- in North East, Maryland. There are great choices such as "The Oyster Bar at Steak & Main", Pier One Restaurant", "The Black Pearl Seafood Grill", "The Nauti Goose", "Woody's Crab House" and the sophisticated "Unwined" -- all excellent spots to satisfy your craving for seafood, but also delivering steaks and Italian specialies as well!
A great place for a day or a week
Nov 19, 2013 by: NormanZ706 from Baltimore, Maryland
An excellent state park with a great variety of facilities, good walking trails, a beach area, boat launch, campground, cabins and a lighthouse on a bluff overlooking the water. The staff at the park operations office are very friendly and are a great source of information on the park and the surrounding area. The trail to the light house is an easy to moderate walk from the parking area. The lighthouse is a jewel, well maintained and a great photo point. Seasonally it is open on weekends and you can climb the stairs up to light level. When returning to the parking area take the side trail along the river, there are interesting water views through the trees. The campground is well laid out and maintained, the RV area has back in and pull through sights with full hookups and the campground area is wooded. The cabins are located in a quiet wooded area. This is a great park for day use or for camping and boating. Be sure to check website for seasons, charges and regulations.
Turkey Point incredible short hike
Nov 07, 2013 by: warytravelerPa from PA
Maybe a 2 mile round trip hike. Excellent viewing mid am of eagle, hawks, and lots of butterflies. The park allowed meadows to go natural this year instead of mowing and it resulted in lots of little yellows, cabbage whites, buckeyes and other butterflies to return to this area. The views at lighthouse are amazing. Be careful of small children and cliff edge.
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