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Elk Neck State Park

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Address: 4395 Turkey Point Rd, North East, MD 21901-6201
Phone Number: 4102875333
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Beautiful View but Attacking Flies

We took the hike out to the lighthouse. Had read that it was a much longer walk than you were expecting and it was. We did it on a hot day and were not prepared to be baked. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
ValueTraveler19454
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the hike out to the lighthouse. Had read that it was a much longer walk than you were expecting and it was. We did it on a hot day and were not prepared to be baked. It starts out very wooded so it is deceiving - most of the path is in the full sun. Got out there... More 

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Gloucester, Virginia
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17 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 100's of chigger bites from the 5 days we camped there. We even used Repel Max bug spray but that didn't prevent the raised itchy welts from appearing over our bodies. The rangers and camp hosts were extremely nosy and harassing through-out our entire stay. They provide a parking area big enough for one car and then complain... More 

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Thank glenonoka
Saint Georges, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place , we walked to the light house and it was a nice walk of about 15 minutes one way and 15 minutes going back the view from the light house is beautiful.

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Thank kike8008
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a long walk but well worth it. The scenery was beautiful. We will be going back again. I am so glad I found this place. I was a little uneasy being able to get so close to the cliffs. Kind of a thrill though.

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Thank Duane S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lighthouse and trail to it where very nice. It does have some hills and rocky path. The beach was nice, I would suggest having water shoes because the walk out in the water is all rocks for a bit then changes to sand, also a tube or raft is good. Bathrooms are clean and big.

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Thank Anna V
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The distance from parking your car to the lighthouse is just short of a mile. It's a gravel road to get you there so wheelchairs will have difficulties. When you get to the lighthouse and to the far right end, there will be a hiking trail to get you closer to the water. Also, around this time, watch out for... More 

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1 Thank boodo31
Shifnal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully kept surroundings with stunning views of the water. Unfortunately the lighthouse was closed due to the "weather"-a beautiful day with definitely no precipitation in sight!??? And the flies were in fine biting form! Probably best not to visit in fly biting season. Also note to all the totally mad parents walking with children with no head covering in blazing... More 

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Thank MichelleAnn1962
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

5 main areas - each is a turn off the major road 272 (see map photo) so you cannot walk from one area to the next. 1. Park Office - closed on the weekends, rangers are sent out into the park. 2. Public swimming area. Tip - WEAR WATER SHOES see photo, all rocky Pros - very shallow really far... More 

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3 Thank Sherry M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This is our first married camping trip. My wife got the cabin with electric and air conditioners. It was great. We will be going back again.

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2 Thank James T
Landenberg, Pa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

On an early Sunday morning, we tried to go and see this, but were turned around in the parking lot, and were told that they 'were full', and there were two more cars behind us. The car in front us was also turned away, but the car in front of them was told to park along a fence. I am... More 

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