Elk Neck State Park

Turkey Point Lighthouse - Photo by David Mielcarek


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

Contact: 410-287-5333

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ALERT:​ Please be advised, as a result of June 2019's tornado, a salvage harvest operation is underway in the impacted areas of the park to remove dead, downed and damaged trees. We appreciate your patience as the recovery continues. Visitors may be impacted by the sounds and activities generated by this operation (Monday - Thursday, 7:00 am through sunset). Until further notice, the salvage harvest area is closed. Visitors are not permitted into these areas, denoted by orange flagging, or on previously closed trails. Click here for Elk Neck State Park Trails and Trail Maps. 2019 Tornado Recovery Update.


For questions about reservations and to make reservations at Elk Neck State Park, please call the reservations center at 1-888-432-2267, Monday-Friday - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. or online parkreservations.maryland.gov

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, four 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 (nine mini/camper cabins and six rustic cabins), a youth group camping area, park store, playground and a nature center.

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