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Elk Neck State Park

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Address: 4395 Turkey Point Road, North East, MD
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Sun - Thu 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Nice natural park

Nice park for taking a walk on a cool morning. Remember going early though because not much parking. Also, the path takes you near the water too. It's a nice natural park to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Allentown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Nestled by the Upper Chesapeake, a quaint area that seams to have a crab based economy Elk Neck State forest provided quiet camping for our family. Close enough to Baltimore that you can take an easy day trip into the city the campsite is far enough off the major highways to feel like your actually camping. A few points for... More 

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Asia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Nice park for taking a walk on a cool morning. Remember going early though because not much parking. Also, the path takes you near the water too. It's a nice natural park to take a stroll and just enjoy.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We drove to North East MD today to have some new experiences. What a great find. We walked out the trail to see the Turkey Point Lighthouse. What a gorgeous sight. The area is so peaceful and breathtaking. Looking forward to a return visit.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The state park is not really that great with all the bug bites we got especially the one in the light house. Up there it was too hot to climb with just 40 steps. My fan gave me relief including using it to kill the very hungry bugs. Not great for hiking too but more for viewing the waters.

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Elkton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Went to take pictures at sunset. Nice hike in. The sunset and the water played nice and I got some really beautiful shots.

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Nice Beach to spend a day floating. The water was shallow and warm. We were on our floats for more than 4 hrs. Surprising the beach was not that crowed on a hot Saturday. BEAUTIFUL view and grounds! There was a bathroom/shower building. The only negative about the beach is I wish they had a snack bar for ice cream... More 

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

For $5 a carload, the sandy beach area was a nice day trip alternative for us instead of traveling to the Jersey Shore. We visited on a weekday, so there was not a big crowd. Would be a perfect place for very young children, as there is sand to play in, but no waves to knock you down, like in... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We camped during our visit to the park. We stayed in the North East Loop which was pet friendly and full hook up. The price a night was great at around 37.00 a night. Our site had plenty of room and it was so quiet and peaceful. Many of the sites are very private with your back facing the road... More 

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Lusby, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My wife and I prefer to stay in State parks because there is usually more room in the camping area. This is not the case for Elk Neck. Very close quarters. Rest rooms and shower was okay. Very nice area to be if your there at a off time.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We took a chance with visiting Elk Neck in 2014 and we fell in love with the place. It isn't as crowded as some other Maryland State Parks. The inital plan was to stay in a rustic cabin (that includes a kitchen and full size fridge!) for 3 days as a mini-cation. We had such an enjoyable time that we... More 

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