Elk Neck State Park

Turkey Point Lighthouse, photo by David Mielcarek.jpgReservations

Contact: 410-287-5333​​
E-mail Elk Neck State Park​

Cecil County​
Elk Neck State Park
4395 Turkey Point Rd
North East, MD 21901​

Headquarters​:
Open Monday through Friday
(closed weekends and State holidays)


ALERT: The staff at Elk Neck State Park, along with a team of others throughout the Department of Natural Resources, continue to clean up and make safe the day-use areas and campground. While most park areas have been re-opened, continued periodic closures of certain areas will be necessary. We will continue to post updates as available.

Portions of the trail system remain closed. Maps indicating open trails or portions of trails are posted at all trail heads and bulletin boards. The Mauldin Mountain Area and the Bluebird minicabin are closed indefinitely. Click here for Elk Neck State Park Trails and Trail Maps​.

For questions about reservations at Elk Neck State Park, please call the reservation center at 1-888-432-2267, Monday-Friday - 9 am - 5 pm.


Elk Neck State Park is located in Cecil County on a peninsula, formed by the Chesapeake Bay on the west and the Elk River on the east. The park has 2,370 acres of land and includes 250 campsites, 4 youth group sites and 15 cabins. Varied landscapes include marshlands, heavily wooded areas, white clay cliffs, and sandy shorelines.

Elk Neck State Park is divided into four areas. Turkey Point Lighthouse is located at the southern tip of the Elk Neck Peninsula. North East Beach Area and Picnic Shelters is a popular day-use area located in the western portion of the park and features a swimming area, canoe/kayak launch, picnic shelters, picnic tables, and grills. Rogues Harbor Boat Launch Facility offers public boating access to the Elk River, and fishing piers. The Elk River Camping Area is located on the eastern portion of the peninsula and offers over 250 campsites, 15 cabins (9 mini/camper cabins and 6 rustic cabins), a youth group camping area, park store, playground, and a nature center.

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