Park Quest 2019

Paddling on the Elk RiverElk Neck State Park Bonus Quest
"Would You Rather"

Would you rather spend a day on the water looking for Bald Eagles or hiking along a marsh trail listening to the sounds of chirping birds? Or maybe you would rather use locally harvested trees to build camper cabins or create habitat areas with a newly acquired tract of land? In this “Would You Rather” quest, you choose your own adventure! You will start by paddling the Elk River. Along the way, you will have opportunities to decide which decisions/situations create “your best” Elk Neck State Park – there are no wrong choices! Follow the water trail map in your Quest Pack and when you have made all of the choices needed, paddle back to the Rogues Harbor Boat Launch for a self-guided program that will be based on the decisions your team has made. Your stamp awaits on shore!

Reservations Required. Please call to make a reservation in advance: 410-287-5333. This Quest is only available on non-rainy Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays. Not stroller or pet-friendly.

"Would You Rather" Quest

Paddle Waiver

View of Chesapeake Bay from Elk Neck State ParkPark Information

Elk Neck State Park’s sandy beaches, marshlands, and heavily wooded bluffs are contained within a peninsula formed by the North East River, Elk River and the Chesapeake Bay. This Chesapeake Bay Gateway Site provides excellent recreation for hiking, mountain biking, and wildlife viewing on trails throughout more than 2,000 acres of scenic woodlands. An easy walk to our Turkey Point Lighthouse provides panoramic views of the Elk River and the Chesapeake Bay. Swimming, fishing, crabbing, and boating opportunities are abundant from various points along the coastline. Many forms of camping are available to those who wish to extend their adventure past an afternoon visit. For more information about the park and its amenities please visit our website at: http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/pages/central/elkneck.aspx

Address

4395 Turkey Point Rd.
North East, MD 21901

Directions

Baltimore/Washington D.C. and areas south - Take I-95 North to North East exit 100, MD Rt. 272. Proceed on MD Rt. 272 south for approximately 12 miles. Stay on MD 272 south to reach the park.

Wilmington/Philadelphia and areas north - Take I-95 South to North East exit 100, MD Rt. 272. Proceed on MD Rt. 272 south for approximately 12 miles. Stay on MD 272 south to reach the park.

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