Elk Neck State Park Northeast, Maryland


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 boasts over 2,188 acres of varied landscapes including marshlands, heavily wooded areas, white clay cliffs, and beaches. Elk Neck opened to the public in the early 1940s with the purpose of providing recreation in the form of camping, swimming, fishing, boating, and hiking, all of which are still popular today.

There are over 250 campsites and 15 cabins located on the eastern portion of the peninsula. Public boating access to the Elk River and fishing piers can be found at the Rogues Harbor Boat Launch Facility. There is also a beach area and picnic shelters in the western portion of the park.

Turkey Point Lighthouse is located at the southern tip of the Elk Neck Peninsula. Sweeping views of the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding land masses frame a beautiful backdrop for the Lighthouse. In addition hawks and eagles can be viewed at the Raptor Viewing Field.

Elk Neck State Park boasts designated trails that vary in skill level from easy to difficult.  Explore 12 scenic miles of trails from the easy 1.5 mile round trip to Turkey Point Lighthouse to the challenging 3 mile trip to the White Clay Cliffs overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Hikers of all abilities will find an adventure.