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Elk Neck State Park

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Address: 4395 Turkey Point Rd, North East, MD 21901-6201
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+1 410-287-5333
08:00 - 16:00
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It was a decent walk/hike to the Turkey Point Lighthouse. The path was mostly pebble covered. Some ups and downs but not strenuous. The parking was lacking the day we were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
t m
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new ringgol
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a decent walk/hike to the Turkey Point Lighthouse. The path was mostly pebble covered. Some ups and downs but not strenuous. The parking was lacking the day we were there. Not enough spaces for the amount of sightseer's. This could have been just because it was a very nice day and people were out with spring fever. Beautiful... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove out to Elk Neck one Sunday in the middle of February, when the temps got to 73degF. Good plan. The hike from the parking lot to the lighthouse was not too bad. The view from where the lighthouse is was awesome. Tip: get there early as the parking lot fills up quickly especially if it's a nice day..

Thank kilaonig
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of all time favorite go to places. Beautiful trails, never really too busy, trails offer open fields and woods plus speechless views of the Chesapeake Bay. I often take a journal and will write and no shortage of unique wildlife.

Thank AngelaEricDowd
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Haven't spent much time at the park with the exception of the 1833 lighthouse I've visited on a few occasions. On this visit, it was very foggy and one couldn't even see the water of the bay. It gave the lighthouse a very mysterious look. Having stopped at a shop in town I saw an article on the lighthouse with... More 

Thank jaimeelsabio
North East, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We camp here twice a year, it's our first and last trip if the year. We are local, so it's a nice day trip as well... good trails to hike, pier is nice for fishing and boaters.... and close enough to town that you can go out for dinner if you want. Just wish they would upgrade a couple more... More 

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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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 

Thank Finnbot7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 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.

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

Thank Kara F
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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