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Elk Neck State Park

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Address: 4395 Turkey Point Road, North East, MD
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8:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
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A nice spot on Eastern Shore

Went to take some photographs of the lighthouse at sun set. The parking lot (such as it is, really a pack of dirt) is small and can fill up. The trails are well maintained and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Pasadena, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great hike. Lots of hills so it was a great workout. However trails were not clearly marked and ended up getting lost and had to use my GPS on my phone to get us back on the trail. Also we did not get to see the lighthouse because the parking lot only holds 18 cars and the ranger there asked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Was pleasantly surprised when we arrived. It was $5 per person for out of area guests, but totally worth it! Great playground, nice beach, swimming area that even young children can enjoy. A nice day with family. They even have picnic tables and little grills!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My husband and I spent the day on the beach. The sun was shining and there wasn't too many people on the beach so we were able to set up a nice semi private spot. The beach isn't too big but it's just enough if your looking for a day of sun and sand After relaxing on the beach we... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Water, playground, sandy beach, woods. What could be finer, far enough from Route 40 to make you feel like you are 'out of dodge', yet not more than 15 minutes from a main route and civilization.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stay in the North East loop with full hook-ups and pet friendly. The bathrooms are spotless due to the great efforts of the camp Host Carol & John who have been instrumental on providing us with all the sites and places to visit and see in the area. We book spring and fall dates every year, but I must... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went to take some photographs of the lighthouse at sun set. The parking lot (such as it is, really a pack of dirt) is small and can fill up. The trails are well maintained and easy to navigate, but not flat. All in all a nice small spot on the Eastern Shore.

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North East, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The view from the Point is terrific. You can see clearly across the North East River. The walk up to that point can be a bit tough if the person's not in good health but it's all down hill back to your car. Camping, I have not done, but I hear it's great, especially for the kids. There's a lot... More 

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North East, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I grew up near Elk Neck and it is one of my favorite places to be. If this review were just for the lighthouse area at the very southern end of Route 272, it would be 5 stars. The lighthouse parking lot area has one of the best views in Cecil County, the hike is pleasant easy enough for most... More 

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North East, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Elk Neck State Park lies at the southern tip of Elk Neck itself (juts into the Chesapeake Bay. The Park has two sides to it: The Elk River beaches and marina, and the north East River Beaches. Within the park itself there are plenty of camping facilities, hook-ups, etc., as well as cabins for rent (better apply in January)

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Forked River, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We camped two nights in one of the rustic cabins. The cabin was old and run down. Dirty and bugs everywhere. We camp all the time and have camped all over the United states - I know what to expect for rustic camping. This was just poor upkeep. If you want to stay in a cabin, try one of the... More 

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