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Elk Neck State Park

North East, Maryland


4395 Turkey Point Rd
North East, Maryland 21901
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 268
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.48036
Longitude: -75.98488

Elevation: 119' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Elk Neck has been one of our favorite parks in MD but has gone downhill over the past couple of years. Trimming & Mowing not being kept up (granted, it's been a wet year), site repair & maintenance subpar (1st site had an open ground, 2nd site had clogged septic. And for some reason park is no longer open year round even though bath houses need to be heated regardless & rangers still patrol. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
28 and 6
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 196
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 55

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very pleasant sate park which is currently "digging out" from a tornado which struck in early June. Day use areas are currently closed but the campgrounds are open. The sites are fairly large and provide a reasonable degree of privacy. The website has detailed photos which make it reasonably easy to find a site suitable for your RV. Most sites are back-in, the pull-throughs don't look large enough for a big RV. The park is ~11 miles off the interstate and the last 3-4 miles of MD 272 are a bit hilly and windy but we didn't have any problem in our 40' MH. The park roads in the camping loop are narrow but can be navigated pretty easily. Verizon service is weak but we were able to stream video most of the time. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There's a Walmart just off the interstate ~11 miles away.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice quiet CG. Sites were in a forested area with paved roads and driveways but gravel pads and patio areas. Branches were low and hanging in many areas and needed to be pruned. Roads were narrow with ruts along the sites entry and exit points and should be more tapered where they meet the roads. Some deep ruts in curves where longer RVs could not stay on the path. This is a beautiful CG best suited for smaller RVs. We camped in a 39' fifthwheel. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 7 Northeast
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Town of North East, MD nearby had a wonderful seafood restaurant, Woody's

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We camped here in our 30' travel trailer. Site 26 was excellent with plenty of room and privacy. The recent rains had left a little mud, but nothing we couldn't work around. There are many excellent sites here and all are full service. Our site was at the bottom of the hill, so if rains are forecast, you might want to stick with the lower number sites near the top of the hill. The rest rooms were very clean and well kept. We hiked many of the trails and they were well marked and in good shape considering the amount of rainfall we had while we were there. The rangers were very helpful and frequently patrolled the area. The hike out to the Turkey Point Lighthouse was easy and offered great views of the upper Chesapeake Bay. The nearby town of Northeast is a fun little town and offers all you would need to provision and dine. Cell phone coverage with Verizon was limited, but satisfactory with our WeBoost amplifier. OTA TV had a few local channels. We would definitely return here. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The hike to Turkey Point Light was a highlight and wandering around the town of Northeast was fun.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

The park appeared to be well managed. Grass had been cut the afternoon of our arrival. It was very hot the 1st day so the shade and breeze were a welcome relief. Front gate attendant was courteous and helpful. He was the only staff that we encountered. The map that we were given was easy to follow. Unfortunately, swimming was prohibited because of debris and filth in the water from when Conowingo Dam opened. There are many sites that were vacant so our stay was quiet and serene. Our site, #18 was the perfect set-up since we had our 3 grand kids with us ages 12, 10 and 8. There was a wide open space behind where the boys could toss a ball around or play hide-and-seek. There was also a playground right there which consisted of swings, a slide, and a climbing apparatus. Power pedestal was in good working order. Only sites in the North East Loop provide all three services - electric, sewage, and water. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
North East Loop 18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park, and great layout for peace and privacy. Not great for meeting your neighbors though, as the sites face away from the road. You end up camping behind your trailer. Still very nice. Very spotty cell phone coverage. We had to walk to the store to get any T Mobile service, none in the site. A little buggy, but not excessive. Some sites may be difficult for larger trailers to get into. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Northeast Loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Very well kept state park. Site #106 a bit tight for my 25' trailer but fit. Choptank Loop more well suited for tenters. Rainy weekend so hiking was limited to loop walks. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
106 Choptank Loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Town of North East has several good eateries. Parking can be tight for my dualy but entirely doable.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is down a mildly windy road. Once in the staff is very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly despite the overwhelming rules they must go over when you arrive. A hair more strict seemingly than other Maryland State Parks we have been to in the past. We had no trouble with navigating the North East loop however many others did. Observed the pull through sites as tight by being narrow and short. Watched several campers over the course of our stay have a hard time getting their midsized campers parked on their site. We also observed many sites that required extensions for their sewer line. The utilities for our site was in front of the tongue and required an extension for our water. Our site was nicely shaded with some grass for pets. The drive way was on a hill able to accept two vehicles. The camping pad levels out and was enough room for the trailer. The site needed minimal leveling. The fire pit at this site has a grill, lantern holder and picnic table. On the loop there is a nice clean restroom/ shower house that is close and playground which is out of sight of this site. The main amenities are all a short drive away. The camp store was large with not too much different to offer. The lighthouse is a sure stop. There is no handicap parking and often times must wait to park due to the popularity. They have very limited hours for tours. The hike is level gravel with rolling hills. Once there beautiful views you can take in. The beach is nice. It is regularly unmanaged meaning there is debris on the beach and no life guard. The swimming area is quite large and tapers out several hundred feet to a depth of about 8-12 feet. Overall enjoyed our time and would go again. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
North East 29
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

North East Shoppes are great to explore. Woody's in town has great seafood!

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Sites were somewhat close together, but not bad for a state park. Entire park appeared to be very clean. There is a beach, several trails, a light house to visit. All of these required driving to another part of the park, it would be a long way to walk but could be done with a bicycle if desired. As with many state parks, you are not allowed to bring in fire wood. There is a camp store where it can be purchased. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
North East 3
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Lovely state park with well spaced campsite. Full hook up sites are awesome. Lots of mountainous trails to bike or hike. Not too far from the cute town of NortEast, which has some nice restaurants and shops. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Northeast Loop is full hookup. Nice, quiet loop with full shade and walkways from each site to the bathhouse. Sites are bigger than advertised. Lots of hiking and biking trails. The grass wasn't cut, but that's the only complaint I can come up with. Our site was level with a gravel patio area. We will come back often. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Northeast loop 11
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

What can we say, another great Maryland State Park with lots to do and full hookups. Check in was friendly and easy. We stayed in the North East Loop on Site # 14, great secluded full hookup / pet friendly site that is very easy to back in. Water pressure was great, electric voltage was perfect and no issues with the sewer. A visit to the bath houses to check out the cleanliness and there was no disappointment there, spotless and nicely heated on this cool April weekend. Plenty to do here for a long weekend or possibly a week. We hiked the Pond and Marsh loop trails, many more hiking trails available. A trip to the lighthouse is a must see, do this before 10 AM or after 5 PM due to limited parking at the trail head. Kayaking was easy, there is a great put in spot at the Rougues Harbor Launch area. The town of North East is a ten mile drive if you forget something or want to go out to eat as there are some eateries in the town. Note, some sites have an incline where it might be a little hard to park a RV over 25', check the website and use their guidelines. Other sites we could manage with our 33' motorhome and parking for our toad in the future would be (in order) 14,3,5,11,13,30,22. There is also a laundromat and camp store. Cell service on AT&T and Verizon was one bar, good enough to text. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
North East 14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Book early as this campground is very popular. Visit the lighthouse, take a stroll in the town center of North East and enjoy the eagles flying over.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Our third time to Elk Neck, first time in the new fiver. We wanted to keep close to home (less than 100 miles), but can't stomach Jersey state parks. Very quiet this time of the year, just us and the campground host. Periodic patrols of Maryland Park Police and park service employees add to the sense of security. always a good hike out to the lighthouse, lots of improvements being made all around the park. My wife just turned 62, so we signed up for the Maryland golden Age passport when we checked in, half priced camping. If you like quiet, clean state parks, this is a good choice. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The town of North East has some nice restaurants, especially when crabs are in season. Make sure you bring everything, unless you're here when the camp store is open (we rarely are). Hike to the lighthouse.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Second time staying at Elk Neck State Park, we enjoy heading down to Turkey Point Lighthouse and into Northeast MD. The day we arrived it was pouring rain and our site was an absolute mud pit, the dirt/fine gravel utilized in the site did not allow draining. Therefore we were unable to sit outside during our stay. Campground does not offer cable, was able to get satellite reception in the site. There is absolutely horrendous service for Verizon Wireless, so if you have Verizon prepare for a total break from tech. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
NE18
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Great large campground. Gets busy on the weekends even in the spring and fall. People are mostly respectful and keep to themselves. The rangers are constantly patrolling and don't tolerate stupidity or riff raff.

Love the laundromat. Internet is very spotty in this park. If you need a stable connection try elk or miles loop on the water side. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my truck camper
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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