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Elk Neck State Park, North East

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  • This was a great hiking experience for my husband, grandson, Dog, and myself on a very nice autumn day. The views of the river and bay were really great. The Lighthouse is larger than I thought it wou...  more »
  • There is only a very small parking lot before taking the walk up to the light house, and if you do not get there early, you may have to wait, or may have to find parking elsewhere. The walk up to the ...  more »
  • Upon arriving at the park you will park in the lot at the base of the trail. There is a fantastic and mostly flat trail that leads to the end where the turkey point light house is. You will pass throu...  more »
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  • The park itself is great. Avoid Bohemia circle if your camping. The pads are packed gravel and rocks, no plastic tent peg will work there. Also the campsite hosts in that circle are loud when after the 10pm silent times. The bathrooms there were full of dead bugs that weren't cleaned for days. Other campsites were nice though. The trails are nice with some challenges, and great views. Will be camping there again at the Sassafras circle.
  • Rented a rustic cabin for a few days in mid-May. The cabin was clean, had a double bed (quite literally 2 beds put together) and a bunk-bed set. The beds aren't the height of comfort, but you're camping, they're not supposed to be. There's a kitchen table with benches, stove/oven combo, sink, a ceiling fan, a small back porch, fire pit and picnic table outside. It's nice. We were right on the Bay. I've been to elk Neck quite a few times and always enjoyed myself.
  • Great staff and beautiful woods and nature BUT drowned out by music, hockey and basketball playing on the road. Yelling children and people using the park like it is a recreation center. There are areas for recreation but not being used. Loud. Might as well be in the city. The Park is allowing this to be nothing more than a city block. Can't hear the birds or wildlife. Very disappointing. I won't recommended if you think you are going to experience nature and a respect for being in the natural world.
  • This is a great location for a short hike to scenic views and a tour of an old lighthouse. It is awesome that more people are learning of this location. However, this makes it so you'll want to get there early. Parking is limited and new this year they are stationing a ranger at the parking lot. The ranger will turn you away if it is full.
  • We came here for our first vacation as a family since, we love hikinh, camping and the outdoors in general. The trails were awesome! I mean, they were gorgeous. Pristine, beautiful and exciting. Seems as though, we picked the wrong campsite. The, Bohemian site was nothing but rock. We were very confused by the set of events that happened over the evening and into the next day with the camp hosts. The night we arrived, we met the camp host and her partner. They let us know that if we needed anything, they would be more than happy to help. That night, we heard all kinds of noise and arguing. The next morning, it continued but now, was outside of the camper and there was a third person who was trying to befriend us as a result of this drama next door at the camper. The whole thing was weird and uncomfortable. We will be staying at another campsite next time. The park itself is awesome. Amazing. Just don't stay in the, Bohemian lop and you're good as gold.

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