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Elk Neck State Park

Elk Neck State Park

North East, MD

Camping, Kayaking, Hiking, Biking, what more could you ask for? Elk Neck State Park has it all!  

Located on the point where the Elk River and the Chesapeake Bay converge, there is a variety of wildlife to see, trails to explore, beaches to swim at and more. The Turkey Point Light house is a can’t miss, with a rich history and an easy ride or hike with sweeping views of the water.

Favorite Trail/Paddling Highlights:

  • The views from the lighthouse and the cliffside trails
  • Swimming in the Chesapeake Bay at the North East Beach Area
  • Raptor viewing area to see hawks, bald eagles and more

Turkey Point Lighthouse Trail

This trail is a crowd favorite with incredible views of the Elk River and Chesapeake Bay converge. Access these views by hiking or biking this lovely, beginner friendly trail.

Paddle Rouges Harbor

The views of this state park are just as good from the water. Paddle the Elk River and see beautiful beaches, cliffs, and wildlife. Plus, self-serve fin rentals are available on site

White Banks Trail

This trail is for the hiker looking for a more challenging hike with forest, beach, and river views.


No need to stop the adventure to sleep! Check out this awesome campground with over 250 campsite. Plus, camp in style! Rent with Bay Ventures and we’ll even set it up for you!

Know before you go:

This park as something for everyone. Looking for a laid back hike or ride? Elk neck has those! Want to up the difficulty? There’s trails for that too. Check out the park map below with trail specific difficulty ratings and don’t forget to pack the 10 essentials before you venture out.

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