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Elk Neck State Park
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Elk Neck State Park Eastern Pondhawk © Ronald P Cohn
These dragonflys are found around the pond and in tall grass.
Elk Neck State Park Elk River Sunrise © Ronald P Cohn
Usually colorful, sometimes spectacular, you must get up early to watch the sun rise.
Elk Neck State Park © Ronald P. Cohn
Elk Neck State Park © Ronald P. Cohn
Elk Neck State Park © Ronald P. Cohn
Elk Neck State Park © Ronald P. Cohn
Elk Neck State Park © Ron Walters
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4395 Turkey Point Road
North East, Maryland   21901

Phone: 410-287-5333
Reservations: 888-432-2267
Sandy beaches, marshlands and heavily wooded bluffs comprise the peninsula formed by the North East and Elk Rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay, where this park is located. Several trails meander through the diversified topography, revealing the great variety of plant and animal life. An easy walking trail to Turkey Point Lighthouse provides a view of the Elk River and the Chesapeake Bay. The park is popular for camping, boating, swimming, caoeing and picnicking. This is a Maryland State Park. For full information go to the official webpage. (Link on the right side)
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
 Electric Sitesyes
 Full Hookup Sitesyes
1. Elk Neck State Park offers a designated swimming area at North East Beach during the summer season.
2. Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day to Labor Day for safety purposes.
3. Swimming is only permitted when lifeguards are present, typically between 10 am and 6 pm daily.
4. The park does not allow pets in the guarded beach areas or any other swim areas within its boundaries.
5. The sandy beaches provide ample space for sunbathing and picnicking alongside swimming activities.
6. Rogue's Harbor Boat Launch Facility provides access to Chesapeake Bay where experienced swimmers can enjoy open water swims.

The park offers a variety of boating options for visitors. There is a boat launch area in the Rogues Harbor and Elk River areas, providing access to Chesapeake Bay. Canoeing and kayaking are popular activities with rentals available on-site during summer months. The North East River Area also provides additional water access points suitable for smaller crafts or paddle boats.
Enjoy fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and North East River. Species include largemouth bass, catfish, perch, striped bass and bluegill.

Elk Neck State Park offers numerous picnic areas with tables and grills. Some sites offer stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay.
Biking enthusiasts can explore several trails, but be aware that they vary in difficulty and terrain.

The park's multi-use trail is a popular choice for cyclists of all levels.

However, biking on the White Banks Trail or Beaver Marsh Loop may prove challenging due to steep inclines.

Remember to always wear helmets as safety should never be compromised while enjoying these scenic routes.

Also note that bikes are not allowed on certain paths like the North East Beach area and Turkey Point Lighthouse path.

Be sure to check with local authorities about any seasonal restrictions before planning your trip.
The park offers a diverse range of bird species, ideal for birdwatchers. The forested areas attract songbirds and woodpeckers while the marshy regions are home to waterfowl and wading birds. Raptors such as hawks can be spotted in open fields or soaring above cliffsides. Birding enthusiasts might also spot owls during nighttime hikes.

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The park is in Cecil County, 10 miles south of the town of North East on MD 272

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