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Home > Visit a Gateway > Elk Neck State Park
Elk Neck State Park - North East, MD
Activities: The park is open year-round for most outdoor activities such as hiking, but some activities such as riflery and camping at the park’s cabins have their own limited seasons.

Elk Neck’s campgrounds contain 278 camping units—for tents, trailers, or motor homes—with conveniently located washhouses. There also are nine 4-person cabins to rent during the warm months. Picnic sites are available near the beach area, and larger groups can rent picnic pavilions.

There are several locations where the river is accessible to swimmers, including the North East River area. Caution: There are no lifeguards at the park. The park also supports fishing and flatwater canoeing in appropriate areas. The Rogues’ Harbor Boat Area offers launching ramps and rental boats.

There’s even a rifle range at the park. You must have a permit, which the park sells for $10 per day or $50 for the entire season. (Call 410-287-5333 for more information.) Fishing and hunting is permitted in season at designated areas with the proper permits.

Biking Birding and Wildlife Viewing Boat Access Camping Educational Programs Fishing Hiking Picnicking Swimming Canoeing / Kayaking Hunting
Pet policy: Pets are allowed at three camping areas, and you can bring pets on the park’s trails if you keep them on a leash. However, pets are not allowed on the beach.
Facilities: Elk Neck State Park offers picnic shelters, campgrounds with electrical hook-ups and washhouses, a camp store, a dump station, a snack bar, a chapel, and a visitor center. The park also operates the Bowers Conference Center.
Size: 2,188 acres
Accessibility: Elk Neck has several new campsites with full hook-ups that are fully accessible, including a sidewalk to an accessible bathhouse. Several sites are available for disabled hunters during shotgun and muzzleloader deer seasons.
Lighthouse:

Turkey Point Lighthouse - Located at the mouth of the Elk River at the tip of Elk Neck. Conical, 38-foot white brick tower atop timber/stone foundation. The black lantern received a 4th order Fresnel lens in 1855 (later stolen). Automated 1947; deactivated in 2000. Fog bell. Located in Elk Neck State Park. Owned by the USCG; leased and maintained by Friends of Turkey Point. Eligible for listing on National Register of Historic Places. (Learn More)


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