Elk Neck State Park Campground Maryland
Elk Neck State Park Overview
Elk Neck State Park campground has over 250 campsites (some with full hook ups), 15 available cabins (7 mini/camper cabins, and 8 rustic cabins). The campground is open April 1 – Nov 30, and the campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs.
Each campsite also has a table, fire ring, grate and lantern post. The campground has drinking water, flush toilets and showers(no charge). Check in time is 3pm and check out is 1pm. Generators are allowed 7am to 10pm. There is also a youth group camping area, a camp store and snack bar and playgrounds. The nature center offers fun weekend activities for families during the summer season.
Our favorite campsites at Elk Neck State Park are: Choptank Loop 99, Elk Loop 132, 137, 138, 139, 140, Miles Loop 165, 167, 169, 171, 173, Wye Loop 47, 51, 60 and Northeast Loop 13, 22.
Elk Neck State Park – Area Recreation
Elk Neck State Park has over 2,188 acres of marshlands, wooded areas, white clay cliffs and sandy shores. There’s plenty of fun to be had including boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, OHVing, hiking, biking, hunting, exploring historic sites, picnicking, wildlife viewing, winter sports and more. The Turkey Point Lighthouse trail is about 2.5 miles from the campground and is worth the trip! The trail to the lighthouse is about 1/2 mile. There is also a Junior Ranger program for the kids!
You may also want to check out Susquehana State Park. It has 69 campsites and is about 41 miles away.
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- BBQ Grills
- Boat Launch/Ramp
- Boat Ramp
- Camp Store
- Campsite Tables
- Concession Stand
- Drinking Water
- Dump Station
- Electrical Hookup
- Fire Rings
- Firewood Available
- Fish Cleaning Station
- Nature Center
- Pets OK
- Picnic Tables
- Ranger Station
- RV Hookups
- Snack Bar
- Visitor Center
- Beach Access
- Beach Combing
- Bird Watching
- Boating (non motorized)
- Historic Sites
- Mountain Biking
- Nature Programs
- Nature Trails
- Visitor Center
- Walking Trails
- Water Sports
- Wilderness Area
- Wildlife Viewing
- Winter/Snow Sports
Northeast, Maryland 21901
Lat / Long:
Choptank Loop 99, Elk Loop 132, 137, 138, 139, 140, Miles Loop 165, 167, 169, 171, 173, Wye Loop 47, 51, 60 and Northeast Loop 13, 22
- Full Hookup
# of Campsites:
250 + 15 Cabins
Apri 1 – November 30
Elk Neck State Park Comments & Reviews
Visited Elk Neck State Park Campground lately? We'd love to hear about your adventure. Did you find us useful? Did we forget something? Anything our community should know before heading out to Elk Neck State Park?
Need information about you campsite cabin availability and rate for August
You can check availability and make reservations through the Maryland Recreation department at this website:
My family was thinking of tent camping, possibly late Aug. this year at Elk NECK. Are you open now, and should we make reservations soon? We would need two or three spots together…Bryan
Maryland State Parks (including Elk Neck State Park) are closed through May 28th, but are scheduled to reopen by June 1. I recommend making a reservation for your late August camping trip. Elk Neck State Park will be open then, unless government officials decided to close it because of concerns for our safety.
When I was little boy I went there with my family. Had a great time.have not been back for a long time love to come back and see what I am missing thank you.
Thanks so much for making my childhood so much fun love to go camping in the great out doors love the smell of camp fire.
Do you have permanent rv spots? I have a 32 foot with a 2 foot bump out. We love the park and the beach and my husband is a hunter this would be perfect for year round.
Elk Neck State Park does not offer permanent/long term RV campsites.
Wish they did offer this.
Are there campsites with sewage hookups?
Yes, Elk Neck State Park has full hookups (including electric, water and sewage) at sites 1-31.
I don’t see any prices for tent sites or small cabins or anything
CampsitePhotos.com provides the pictures and a little more information about the campgrounds listed on our site. To check availability and make a reservations (and pricing) you can visit the Maryland Dept of Natural Resources page by clicking HERE.
Hello:-) trying to figure out what is the maximum number of people allowed in the cabins?
CampsitePhotos.com is not affiliated with any of the campgrounds we have listed. We provide the campsite photos and a little more info about the campground.
I recommend you contact the park directly to inquire about how many people will fit in a cabin: 410-287-5333. You can also click HERE to go to the Elk Neck State Park page on our site and click on the ‘Make A Reservation’ green button to check availability on cabins. This link will direct you to our reservation partner and they should have info on how many people can stay in a cabin.
Hello: Do you allow boats in the campsites or do they need to park the boats in another area? We are looking at the Northeast Loop sites.
Hi Pam, It’d be best to check with Elk Neck State Park directly. Typically the parks allow two vehicles per site and that would include your car/truck and trailer (with boat). You can call Elk Neck State Park to check at:410-287-5333
Hi,I went to Elk Neck State Park
When I was young alot of times it made me become a great person there is so much to do there fishing ,boat rentals , building fires it was the best camping trips I was ever on
Prices here as well at other MD State Parks have sky rocketed! Unless I read things wrong (and I hope I did), Northeast Loop and Chester Loop (full service) are now charging $75/Day and $45/Day for loops with no services. Ridiculous!!
Correction to my previous post…the reservation site now shows the total cost of your stay when you choose a site, not the per/day cost. Therefore, when I was reserving for a 2 night stay, I was seeing the total cost as opposed to the per night cost the site used to show.
NO doubling of prices…Sorry for my confusion.
with all the confusion would be simply easier they just put the darn price for a campsite somewhere on any of your 19 websites. It shouldn’t be a big secret for people trying to visit your state park what the camping per night fees. according to what I read from your site it’s $50 a night or 5125 depending on how I like how you read the comments which is the only place you can actually find a real price for a campsite per night at your Campground. Very disappointed so I have to keep calling your office daily. When you can simply post the price online
Hi M. Duffy,
CampsitePhotos.com is not associated with the campgrounds/parks listed on our site. We provide the campsite photos and a little more info about the campground (including a link to make reservations). Your best bet to check pricing (which it sounds like you already did) is to contact the Maryland State Parks reservation line at 888-432-2267, or try check in line here: https://parkreservations.maryland.gov
I want to bring my 3 year old camping on labor day weekend. We were thinking of going with another family that also has a 3 year old. Is there any places to swim?
Yes there are places to swim at Elk Neck State Park. Click HERE to go to the Elk Neck State Park – North East River swimming guide for more information.
Is there really rock climbing in the campsite ?
We double checked and it looks like there’s really not any ‘rock climbing’ at El Neck State Park. Thanks for brining that to our attention!
coming friday – sunday what time are check IN check OUT requirements?
Elk Neck State Park campground check in is 3pm and check out is 1pm.
Are the camping sites open all year? I am thinking of coming with a tent Saturday 11/3 for 2 days.
Yes, El Neck State Park is open year round. There also appears to be some availability on the dates you’d like to camp. Go to link below to check availability, pricing and make a reservation:https://parkreservations.maryland.gov
Do you offer sites that you don’t have to reserve?
All Elk Neck State Park campsites are reservable mid-April to mid-October, off-season camping is first-come, first-served.
Hi! are you able to hike out to the lighthouse from any of the sites? Are there playgrounds? Which sites are closest to them?
The Turkey Point Lighthouse trail is about a 2.5 mile drive from the campground! The trail to the lighthouse (from the trailhead parking lot) is then about 1/2 mile.
Are quiet generators allowed?
Generators are allowed 7am to 10pm at Elk Neck State Park campground. There can not be run from 10pm to 7am.
What is the shower situation here?
Elk Neck State Park does have hot showers. There is a small cost – probably around $1 for 2-3 minutes.
Stayed at site 184 this past weekend. Unfortunately I did not realize this tent site was situated at the entrance to an RV loop. Really enjoyed the roaring sound of a generator and the bright flood lights all night long (yes, all night…the “quiet time” was not observed/enforced). I love the campground but will definitely be more careful on site selection in the future.
What does partial availability on a campsite mean?
‘Partial Availability’ at El Neck State Park means that there is availability for some of the selected dates you chose in your search on the Maryland Parks Reservation website.
Is site 138 big enough for two cars and two tents? Is it allowed?
It looks like you can fit two tents to right of table in tent pad area, and two smaller cars/suvs side by side in the paved parking area. The site is designated to have up to 2 vehicles and 6 people.
Elk Neck State Park does not offer off-season camping. Please update this site to remove the statement about first-come first-serve option. Thank you.
Hi Ranger Brown,
Thank you for the clarification. We have made the change / updated the information on El Neck State Park.
We have camping booking for 10 families in June. How far are camp sites for each other we have 201 to 205
You can click on the ‘Campground Map’ button to get a general idea, but I’d say that campsite #201 is about 100-150 feet away from campsite #205.
I AM CONFINED TO A WHEELCHAIR , A POWER CHAIR ,WHERE CAN I FISH IN THE PARK
I did a quick on the State Park’s website and it did not indicate where there may be wheelchair fishing friendly locations. I suggest giving the office at Elk Neck State Park a call at 410-287-5333.