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Elk Neck State Park

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Address: 4395 Turkey Point Road, North East, MD
Phone Number: 4102875333
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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 November 21, 2015
Carly M
Tampa, Florida
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Elkton, Maryland
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to go and relax and see nature. Good hiking, camping in some areas. Fantastic views of the water. Can't be it for a day of relaxation.

Thank Foodjunkie2004
Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group went to Elk Neck State Park but we went to the other side of the park that features Turkey Point Lighthouse that was built in 1833. Plenty of flat ground to play on and explore the cliffs (be careful - it's a long way down). Free parking with a 2-mile "out and back" trail.

Thank Ernest R
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Mile hike up to lighthouse isn't to bad and there are benches along the way. Nice views from the point. Limited parking. Also wY back from lighthouse is easier as it is mostly downhill.

1 Thank Grayhare
Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

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 

Thank Carly M
Baltimore, Maryland
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

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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113 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

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 October 28, 2015 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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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

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