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Elk Neck State Park

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Address: 4395 Turkey Point Rd, North East, MD 21901-6201
Phone Number: +1 410-287-5333
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Elk neck State Park

Elk Neck State Park has something for everyone. Camping,with or without cabins, walking trails, fishing lake/rivers, Historic turkey point light house on a fantastic elevated... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
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North East, Maryland
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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice Fall day, hawks, and water views! Take the very short walk to the Lighthouse at turkey Point. Easy walk for just about anyone. Not many people, and very peaceful. Also spotted Red Tail and Red shouldered Hawk! Bathrooms are at the campgraound and at the Lighthouse in case you are looking at the trailhead. It is a porta potty,... More 

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Thank Finnbot7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beginner level hike, local bird club has a raptor counting team in the mornings along the trail. Views of the Chesapeake Bay, surrounding towns, and Elk and North East Rivers are spectacular. The Lighthouse is open some hours on summer weekends.

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Thank Sue Ellen R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This place is great for a family walk...take a water bottle .you can have quite an adventurous walk meeting critters along the way...and the light house and the view of the water is awesome

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rehoboth, delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely went during a quiet less visited time period since we were the only ones in all 3 tent campsites. But that didn't stop us from doing anything we wanted. It's nice knowing the bathhouses won't be used by anyone but us, etc. We spent one night and it was just perfect temperatures out with semi clear skies. The trails... More 

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I have camped in the North East Loop numerous times throughout the years and have always enjoyed my stay. This last visit however , I noticed that the Camp store no longer has the snack bar area. Less merchandise is available. I never saw any rangers patrolling the campground the whole four days I was there. The sites are pet... More 

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North East, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Elk Neck State Park has something for everyone. Camping,with or without cabins, walking trails, fishing lake/rivers, Historic turkey point light house on a fantastic elevated cliff. I will say for all the park offers, parking could be better at the light house/walking area. It does get busy on the weekends and the nearby town of North East, is a little... More 

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North East, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

It is about a mile walk to reach the Turkey Point lighthouse, but the reward is worth the hike. The lighthouse looks out over the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, and sunsets are spectacular.

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Newark, Delaware USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The lack of parking is the only drawback to the visiting the park. Once you find a parking spot there are several wooded trails that wind their way to Turkey Point and the lighthouse. The views of the rivers and watercraft is fantastic. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

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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