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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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. 

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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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Frequently Asked Questions About Elk Neck State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Elk Neck State Park?

The best times to visit Elk Neck State Park are in the spring, summer, and fall. The spring is perfect for hiking and the colorful foliage is beautiful in the fall. Summer water activities dominate the summer.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Elk Neck State Park?

Hikers will have plenty of opportunities to view wildlife in the park. Soaring bald eagles and migrating hawks are easy to spot. There is an active beaver lodge, and plenty of other animals live within the park.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Elk Neck State Park?

Yes, there is one camping area, Elk River Camping Area, that is available for RV camping within Elk Neck State Park. You have the option to choose what amenities you need. Some sites have full hookups.

Are pets allowed at Elk Neck State Park?

Yes, pets are welcome. However, they are only allowed in certain campgrounds. They recommended you check first. Pets are allowed in the day use areas and the North East Beach area after the summer holidays.

Is Elk Neck State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Yes, Elk Neck State Park is accessible. The park office, three camping loops, two picnic shelters, picnic areas are all ADA accessible. Disable visitors can enjoy hunting from a vehicle site.