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Elk Neck State Park
Based on 83 traveler reviews
Aug 16, 2014 by: Miyelani from Hampstead
We went here while on a MD State Park Park Quest. Such beautiful views. We hope to return soon. You can swim or play on the sandy beach. There are some smooth rocks, so you may prefer water shoes.
Aug 15, 2014 by: Sam S from Altoona, Pennsylvania
We stayed in a rustic cabin for two nights. It's a really nice park with great views and lots of wildlife. I'm from Pennsylvania and had no perspective when booking here, so I'll offer a few points: -The check out time is 10am for the rustic cabins, so you basically get up and leave. In my view, it's a completely unreasonable check out time for campers with kids. I asked to check out at 11am was turned down. -The park has several sections--the lighthouse, the beach, the camping area, the boat launch--that are only connected by a highway. You can't easily or safely bike/hike from one section to the other. That's was a major downside for us. -The park store was really nice but has very limited, inconvenient hours. They open at noon on Fridays, so I had to drive 10 miles down the road for a bag of ice. -The rustic cabins are supposed to have hot running water but mine apparently was not working. I didn't report it--the staff are pleasant enough but not easy to find. -The beach is nice with a wide area of sand, but swimming in the bay is offputting--lots of seaweed and gray foamy water.
Aug 12, 2014 by: micmacd711 from micmacd711
Stayed in Miles Loop Campground last weekend and it was lovely. The site is very clean and each campsite has a camping pad, picnic table and firepit. There is also a playground for the kids. In the middle of the camping area is a camp store, snack bar, ballfield, a small stage with a screen and lots of hiking/walking paths. We hiked up to the white cliffs and also did hike to Turkey Point Lighthouse. Saw Eagles, Butterflies, Dragonflies and lots of Deer. Wonderful and relaxing weekend.
Aug 06, 2014 by: jeffl499 from Alexandria, VA
Elk Neck is set right on the intersection of the Susquehanna and the Chesapeake Bay with magnificent views of the water. There are the usual in a state park -- trails for hiking, places for picnics, rest rooms, etc. But the star attraction is Turkey Point Lighthouse, about a 1/2 miles trek in from the parking lot. Carefully maintained and nicely landscaped, the light and keeper's house are delightful discoveries as you emerge from the trees on the entrance trail. (Check on the park website for visiting hours). Enjoy the water view from this venue on the bluffs with the occasional ship passing by on the way north or south.
Great Lighthouse & View!
Aug 05, 2014 by: LPMaineVa from
Walked the trail out to the Lighthouse( No Fee) which luckily had benches to rest on as right now I have some health issues and need the rest. Loved the View of the Turkey Point lighthouse and we watches a barge go by. Remember to take your water & go to the bathroom before heading here! Stopped by the beach (Fee is you are staying there) on our way out and it looked very nice with a beach house you can change in, and a very nice play area for kids! Snack shop open on weekends
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