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Elk Neck State Park, North East

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Elk Neck State Park is a public recreation area located between Chesapeake Bay and the Elk River near the southern tip of the Elk Neck Peninsula in Cecil County, Maryland. The state park is home to the historic Turkey Point Light and offers land-based and water-based recreation. The park is located on MD 272, eight miles (13 km) south of the town of North East, and 13 miles (21 km) south of exit 100 on I-95. It is operated by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

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  • Nice walk, but please take note of the spotted lantern flies! They are invasive and seem to be everywhere! 
    Nice walk, but please take note of the spotted lantern flies! They are invasive and seem to be everywhere!  more »
  • It is a nice short walk or bicycle ride with beautiful views along the way and a really nice view at the end where the lighthouse is. The cliffs are really steep, so you do need to watch if you... 
    It is a nice short walk or bicycle ride with beautiful views along the way and a really nice view at the end where the lighthouse is. The cliffs are really steep, so you do need to watch if you...  more »
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  • Very pretty state park. 3 or 4 different sections to visit. Reasonable entrance fee. Sad to see so much trash along the beach line washed up but that's just the current human condition I guess. Regardless, the park ranger we spoke to was so incredibly pleasant and helpful and she genuinely seemed to enjoy her job.
  • Overall great place. Average size sites for a state park. Lots of wildlife. Park staff was friendly and helpful. Some of the trails could use some trimming but it is spring time. Verizon Cell service is very poor in the area.

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