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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 - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Nice Hike up to Lighthouse

We were visiting Sandy Cove and had some free time one afternoon and took my brother and sister in law up to visit the lighthouse property. We had been there on various occasions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Carly M
Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were visiting Sandy Cove and had some free time one afternoon and took my brother and sister in law up to visit the lighthouse property. We had been there on various occasions but they had never seen it before. It is a mile hike to the top of the hill but very doable for families with younger kids as... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It seems most folks review the lighthouse (Turkey Point), which makes sense - it's a great little hike to visit, and the lighthouse itself is in a beautiful setting, perched on cliffs overlooking the head of the Chesapeake Bay. However, we actually stayed at the campgroun in Elk Neck as well. We were in a trailer and made use of... More 

Thank shall001
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's an easy hike to the lighthouse and the view is awesome! There are no fences & the cliffs are steep, so watch where you tread and definitely watch children. A nice hike/walk to a very scenic view. If the lighthouse is open be warned before going up: it is VERY tiny up top and infested with flies and wasps.... More 

Thank ddallas1969
Bear, Delaware
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took a little tip to take a walk out to the Lighthouse. It was only a half hr drive for us. The walk was a casual one that skirts the Susquehanna River allowing for many photo opportunities. It is approximately a mile walk over a gravel trail that has a few gradual hills. It is quiet... More 

Thank Rich z
Landisville, Pennsylvania, United States
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And once at the lighthouse, the views were beautiful. It was fun to watch the boats on the water. Very nice family walking trail that would be stroller accessible.

Thank Charlene G
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I went to this campground once in high school, and then traveled there for Memorial Day weekend with my husband for a weekend getaway. Pros: -Family Oriented Campground -Convenience Store on-site -Showers available to campers -Great views of the Elk Neck River -Small beach and Turkey Point Lighthouse are nearby. Cons: -Camping here is rather expensive relative to most campgrounds.... More 

Thank Emily D
Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We took our 24' trailer to Elk Neck for our maiden voyage and we're SO happy we did! Having the hook-ups was great. The campground was peaceful and absolutely gorgeous. We stayed in the NorthEast loop (site 15). We felt a little "on display" because the site sits up on a hill (backing in was interesting but we got it... More 

Thank Katren315
Harveys Lake PA
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Having a 28 ft. RV, I have found this state park to be superb. They have water, electric, and sewer; spacious camp sites (no feeling like you're in a parking lot), and lots of great hiking. Dogs are welcome--and that's essential for me. Also there is a charming, artsy town just 9 miles away; the beautiful Chesapeake at the end... More 

Thank Bigredbard
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

You can hike the trails they have to the lighthouse. The lighthouse is open to climb and the view is absolutely gorgeous. We didn't know this hidden gem existed right down the road from us. Highly recommended.

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Manheim, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We visited the park August 21-23. We were a rather large group and rented 5 of the Rustic Cabins. Loved the little sinks in the kitchen, but that's about as far as it goes. Not sure when the places were last cleaned by the staff. The refrigerators were dirty, complete with moldy gaskets and food left behind by others. The... More 

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