Elk Neck State Park RV & Campground Guide


A gorgeous park located on Elk Neck Peninsula, Elk Neck State Park is the place to go for a wide variety of outdoor activities. With landscapes ranging from marshlands and wooded area to white clay cliffs and sandy beaches, there is much to see and do in this fabulous natural wonderland. 

The weather at Elk Neck State Park tends to be at its best in the summer when temperatures are warm to hot and the sun shines often. That said, the mild spring and fall seasons also make great times to see the park. Winters here are wet and cold, making them less ideal for outdoor activities. Still, some people do visit the park during this time and have a wonderful experience.

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Spring 35-75 F
Summer 65-85 F
Fall 40-65 F
Winter 25-45 F
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Nearby Cities
North East, MD
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Elk Neck State Park

Camping while visiting a state park seems like the most natural thing to do. After all, you’re there to spend time exploring nature. That said, while tent camping might be the simplest way to go about this, it certainly isn’t the most comfortable. This is why so many people choose to take an RV camping instead. 

Of course, not everyone has an RV of their own. If this is the case for you, you might consider renting a rig from RVshare. We have tons of amazing options to choose from, meaning you’re sure to find a motorhome or trailer that perfectly suits you and your family. 

With an awesome RV picked out, the next step is deciding where to park it. Lucky for you, you can park right in the middle of the fun at Elk Neck State Park. With 250 sites to choose from, finding a site you like is not a problem at all. There are both primitive sites and sites with full hookups, as well as some options in between. Additionally, guests will find flush toilets and bathhouses onsite. 

No luck getting into the state park camping area? No worries! There are other options in the area.

Woodlands Camping Resort

A lovely family-friendly resort, Woodlands Camping Resort is a wonderful place to kick back, relax, and enjoy yourself. There are plenty of amenities and activities to keep everyone in your party busy, and the amazing staff is beyond helpful and accomodating.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes (some dog breeds restricted)

  • Other amenities: Swimming pool; full-service bathhouses; playground; activities

Susquehanna State Park

Another fabulous Maryland state park, Susquehanna State Park is a great place to park your RV. Not only does this park boast some lovely camping facilities, you’ll also find plenty of outdoor recreation within the park. Besides, it’s hard to beat those low state park camping fees.

  • Water hookup: No

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Super clean bathhouses; fishing pond; hiking trail; dump station

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What to Do at
Elk Neck State Park

Inside Elk Neck State Park

With so many different landscapes in one park, it comes as no surprise that there are lots of different things to do here. Below are some of our favorite options:

Walking/Hiking — This park boasts a a few different walking paths. That said, the most popular by far is the 0.8-mile trail leading from the parking lot to the beautiful historic Turkey Point Lighthouse. 

Swimming — Want to go for a swim? The North East Beach area is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon picnicking with family or friends and enjoying the beach and swimming. 

Fishing — Rugues Harbor Boat Launch Facility offers guests with boats access to the Elk River for fishing purposes. Additionally, some people choose to fish directly from the fishing piers located in this area. 

Raptor Viewing — The Raptor Viewing field is the perfect place to check out the local hawks and eagles which are often spotted in the park. Be sure to bring some binoculars!

Canoeing and Kayaking — Also located at the North East Beach area, the canoe and kayak launch point provides an opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to get out on the water and do a bit of exploring. 

Outside Elk Neck State Park

Of course, the park isn’t the only great thing to see in the area. Be sure to leave a bit of time to check out these awesome spots as well:


You have to eat, you may as well make it good. Luckily, doing that is super easy when you have so many awesome restaurants to choose from. 

Captain Chris’ Crab Shack

Maryland is home to some of the best crab around. For this reason, visiting a crab shack is an absolutely must. We particularly love Captain Chris’ Crab Shack and highly recommend it. 

Type: Seafood

Location: North East, MD

Bohemia Cafe

A simple yet yummy cafe, Bohemia Cafe serves up traditional breakfast and lunch favorites in a welcoming and laid-back atmosphere. We highly recommend stopping by here for breakfast one day!

Type: Cafe

Location: Chesapeake City, MD

Pier 1 Restaurant

A cute local spot with a lovely family-oriented vibe, Pier 1 Restaurant is a great place to dine any time of day. They offer vegetarian dishes as well as seafood, simple sandwiches, and other American style foods. 

Type: American

Location: North East, MD


Looking for a place to pick up some souvenirs of your getaway? Or need to pick up something you forgot? Try these shopping options on for size:

Main Street North East

Home to adorable antique, book, and gift shops, the Main Street in North East is the place to go for leisurely browsing and souvenir shopping. Be sure to bring a friend to spend the day with!

Location: North East, MD

Big Elk Shopping Centre

Home to such stores as Kmart, PetSmart, and Peebles, this shopping center may not be very unique. However, it will likely have whatever you’re looking for, making it a great place to go if you forget a certain item. 

Location: Elkton, MD

Herb’s Tackle Shop

A simple bait shop located in North East, this locally owned store has anything and everything you might need to go fishing. On top of that, the staff here are super friendly, meaning every shopping experience is a good one. 

Location: North East, MD


Below are some of our favorite attractions in the area. Pick one or two to see during your visit to Elk Neck State Park, and you’re sure to be a happy camper. 

Havre de Grace Promenade

Offering visitors a beautiful walk along the bay, Havre de Grace Promenade is a fabulous way to spend a day. Here you’ll find lovely views, signage about the area, the Decoy Museum and Maritime Museum, a gorgeous park, and Concord Park Lighthouse. 

Location: Havre de Grace, MD

C&D Canal Museum

A small but interesting museum with lots of information about the history of Maryland, Chesapeake Bay, and more. Awesome artifacts are on display, and this is the ideal place to watch the enormous freighters navigate the canal. 

Location: Chesapeake City, MD

Mount Harmon Plantation

A gorgeous historic site, Mount Harmon Plantation is a must for history buffs. This property features tours of a restored 18th-century manor house, colonial kitchen, smokehouse, formal boxwood garden, and more. The attractions also hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

Location: Earleville, MD

Mount Felix Vineyard and Winery

Are you a wine lover? If so, you’ll adore Mount Felix Vineyard and Winery. Here, you can see first hand where wine comes from and taste some wonderful wines inspired by the history of the town. 

Location: Havre de Grace, MD

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How to Get to
Elk Neck State Park

To get to Elk Neck State Park, you will need to make your way to Old Elk Neck Rd. The best way to do this is to take MD-272 South toward the town of North East. Next, take Old Elk Neck Rd south until you arrive at the park entrance. 

The address of the park is:

4395 Old Elk Neck Rd

North East, MD 21901

Entering Elk Neck State Park

This park does charge some day-use fees, which vary based on what you will be doing during your visit. That said, fees are waived for some. Check if you qualify for waived fees here

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