If you enjoy gorgeous bay views, sandy beaches, marshlands, and lots of plants and wildlife, then book a site at the Elk Neck State Park Campground. Gaze out at the Chesapeake Bay from your campfire and reflect on how much fun you had boating and hiking all day. Don’t miss the Turkey Point Lighthouse for an even better view of Chesapeake Bay and the Elk River. An easy walking trail from your campsite will take you right to it, so bring the whole family along for some sweet family photo opps.
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Bring your own Tents, Vans and truck campers, Trailers, RV & Motorhomes, Cabin
254 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Whitewater paddling


Natural features you'll find at Elk Neck Campground.

Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Mallory
Mallory R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 22nd, 2015

Just got back from camping at Elk Neck a few days ago. Overall, the campsite was very nice. The sites are well kept and have fairly decent bathrooms with hot showers. My only complaint is that the sites are very close together. Luckily we had nice neighbors this weekend. There are plenty of trails around the park. Don't miss hiking to Turkey Point Lighthouse for a really great view. Since it's the middle of October, we didn't do any swimming or kayaking. If you want to get out of the park, the town of North East is only 15 minutes away. There are lots of really great places to eat local seafood around the town. All-in-all we had a really great time (did I mention that this was my first time camping) and we will definitely be back!

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Hipcamper Tara
Tara H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 4th, 2019

I camped here back in September of 2015. The hiking is exceptional and the park could be explored for days, however the camping area is very cramped, loud and full of traffic. It seemed people never stopped driving around the tiny camp roads. I have camped in state parks before in PA, NJ, NY and VT but this state park had sites literally up against the neighboring site. Go for the beautiful scenery and hiking but camp elsewhere unless you want a festival atmosphere.

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Elk Neck State Park
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39.503° N, 75.979° W
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