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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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Beautiful View

It is a bit of a walk, they do have benches along to take a rest. We did not go up in the lighthouse because they weren't open (the lighthouse and gift shop) but the views from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2016
JoAnn C
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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2 Thank Sherry M
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank James T
Landenberg, Pa
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank MWazie
Metuchen, New Jersey
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our first visit to Elk Neck and we had a great time! See the posted pictures to appreciate the beauty of the park. There are many things to do in the park - swimming at North East Beach (shallow water & gritty sand), hiking to the Turkey Point Lighthouse (a "must-do") and other trails, seeing deer, marmot and... More 

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2 Thank Foodee
Marlton, New Jersey
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adjectives: immaculate bathrooms, large free showers with hot water, manicured forest?, large sites - not on top of other campers, gorgeous, beautiful. Sites are paved, picnic tables are large and not wooden so no rotting warped wood with splinters; fire rings at each site, ours had a grate. Our site was so large for our little teardrop camper that we... More 

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1 Thank Lorette0408
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I guess it would have been beautiful. Unfortunately if you are not one of the lucky vehicles to get one of the 20-25 parking places, then you don't get to go. So after reading the other reviews of the wonderful all day hiking fishing and picnics....why take your chances on waiting for a spot. I guess go early.

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1 Thank Holly M
Landisville, Pennsylvania, United States
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This time at Elk Neck we took the more rigorous hiking trail through the woods and along the water. Much better hiking and a lot more fun - very scenic, and the dogs had fun too. Came out of the woods absolutely laden with ticks though... ugh.

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2 Thank Charlene G
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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175 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

It is a bit of a walk, they do have benches along to take a rest. We did not go up in the lighthouse because they weren't open (the lighthouse and gift shop) but the views from the area were really beautiful.

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1 Thank JoAnn C
Carlisle, PA
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179 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This park has lots of well-maintained trails with varying habitats, providing for a variety of possible bird sightings. The forests have some of the largest trees you will see anywhere in the east today. The view of the bay from the lighthouse is spectacular. We will likely return in the fall to see the hawk watch and catch the migration.

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1 Thank Birdguy
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We have camped here a couple of times as a family and as a bigger group. Each time we have stayed in the North East loop and had a great time. This is my favorite state park (DE and MD). The bathhouse is always clean and easily accessible. The sites are a good size and well kept. I look forward... More 

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