Elk Neck State Park

6-person cabinElk River Camping Area​

ALERTS:​ The Park Store is closed. Firewood and ice are sold outside of the Park Store via an honor box system ($5 per bundle of wood, $2.50 per bag of ice), cash or check only.

The Nature Center is closed. To learn more about educational activities you can enjoy during your stay, please visit the Maryland Park Service's DIY Park Quest website. and download or print one or all of the "Pick a Park" Activities.​

Elk Neck is in the process of opening the campground, in a multi-phase process. This process involves the preparation of facilities for visitors, opening restrooms and bathhouses and bringing seasonal staff online to manage the safety and well-being of visitors. We are working diligently to open as quickly as possible. Your camping experience will differ from those you have had in the past at Elk Neck or other state parks. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we strive to provide an enjoyable outdoor experience while managing the safety and well-being of our visitors and staff.


The park has 250 campsites, four youth group sites, five four-person mini cabins, four six-person camper cabins, and six rustic cabins. The park store will be staffed on weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Firewood will still be sold.

General Rules and Important information:

  • No alcohol is allowed in the Camping Area.
  • A maximum of six people can camp at each site.
  • All camping equipment must be set up on the tent pad.
  • Vehicles must remain on designated parking areas/driveways.
  • Visitors must pay the standard day-use charge and must exit the campground by 10 p.m.
  • Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. until 7 a.m.
  • Check-in time is between 3 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
  • Check-out times are 11 a.m. for cabins and 1 p.m. for campsites

All campsites are equipped with a fire ring with grill on top, picnic table and a lantern post. Each camping loop has a central bathhouse with hot running water for showers.

Generator Policy: The operation of generators is prohibited during the established quiet hours (10 p.m. to 7 a.m.).

At times outside of quiet hours, all aspects of their operation must conform to standards designed to prevent disturbing other visitors and to preserve the peace and tranquility of the park environment, to include COMAR 08.07.06.20(F). For more information, please contact Elk Neck State Park at 410-287-5333.

Reservations are Recommended

To make a reservation, call 1-888-432-2267 or visit parkreservations.maryland.gov.

Directions:

Follow Route 272 South, 1/4 mile past park headquarters, turn left onto Campground Road, into the Elk River Area, across from the North East Beach entrance.

Click here for an enlarged Campground Map​.

Camping Loops

Each campsite has a fire ring with grill, picnic table and lantern post. Each camp loop has a central bathhouse with hot running water and showers. Listed below are the base prices per night for each of the park's camping loops.

*In addition to this base price, non-Maryland residents will be charged an additional $1 fee per night. Weekend and Holiday nights will also cost an additional $1 fee per night. A one-time $6.25 transaction fee is charged per stay. Fees are subject to change without notice.

North East Camping Loop
28 sites with electric (50, 30 and 20 amp), water and sewer hookups
Pets on a leash are permitted
Base Price (per night)*- $36.50

Chester Camping Loop
19 sites with electric hook-ups (50, 30 and 20 amp)
Pets are prohibited
Base Price (per night)*- $27.50

Elk and Miles Camping Loops
56 standard tent campsites
Pets on a leash are permitted
Base Price (per night)*- $21.50

Wye, Choptank, and Susquehanna Camping Loops
68 standard tent campsites
Pets on a leash are permitted
Base Price (per night)*- $21.50

Bohemia Loop
23 standard tent campsites
Pets are prohibited
Base Price (per night)*- $21.50

Youth Group Camping
Four group sites
Up to 50 people per site
Pets are prohibited

To learn more about Youth Group camping and the required Youth Group pass, please visit: https://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/youthgroup.aspx.

Mini Camper Cabins

Mini camper cabin at Elk NeckThe park has two different kinds of camper cabins: four-person and six-person.

  • ​Four-person Cabins: One double bed and one bunk bed, sleeps four people. Base Price (per night)*- $55.50
  • Six-person Cabins: One double bed and two bunk beds, sleeps six people. Base Price (per night)*- $65.50

Amenities for either cabin: Ceiling light with fan and electrical outlet, outdoor picnic table, small open porch, fire ring with a grill on top, heat and air-conditioning, pets are prohibited.

Restrooms are located in a centralized bathhouse. A 2-night minimum stay on weekends and 3-nights on holiday weekends is required. Please note: mini camper cabins do not have running water or a refrigerator. You must provide your own linens, pots, pans and utensils.

Rustic Cabins

One double bed and one bunk bed, sleeps four people. Base Price (per night)*- $50.50

Amenities: Ceiling lights with fan and electrical outlets, refrigerator, oven and electric range, cold running water at kitchen sink, small indoor table and outdoor picnic table, small open porch, fire ring with a grill on top, pets are prohibited.

Restrooms are located in the central bathhouse with hot running water for showers. A 2-night minimum stay on weekends and 3-nights on holiday weekends is required. Please note: Rustic cabins do not have heating or air conditioning. You must provide your own linens, pots, pans and utensils.

Service Charge

Visitors must pay the standard day-use charge and must exit the campground by 10 p.m.

Nature Center

Learn more about the natural and cultural history of Elk Neck by visiting the park's nature center (open hours vary, call the park for details). See live animals, local history displays and hands-on activities for all ages. Naturalists offer programs during the spring, summer and fall including canoe adventures, campfire programs, reptile shows and guided Hhkes. For upcoming events, check the park bulletin boards or the online calendar for dates and times.

Things to Do and See

  • Learn about the flora and fauna of Elk Neck State Park at the nature center
  • Visit the park store
  • Enjoy the many playgrounds

Pets

Pets on leashes are welcome in the camping loops located along Stony Point Road: Choptank, Elk, Miles, North East, Susquehanna and Wye.​​​​​​​​​​​​

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