The Elk River Camping Area offers over 200 campsites, 7 mini camper cabins, 8 rustic cabins, a youth group camping area, a camp store, playgrounds, and a Nature Center that has fun weekend activities for families during the summer and early fall season. The park store will be staffed on weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Firewood will still be sold.
General Rules and Important information:
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.
2017 Camping Update - Posted 1/25/2017: Starting September 5, 2017 Miles Loop and North East Loop will be closed due to planned renovation projects for the remainder of the 2017 camping season. In the Chester Loop, camping will be pet friendly starting after Labor Day weekend and will remain open until December 1, 2017.
New Generator Policy Effective January 1, 2017 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.
North East Camping Loop28 sites with electric (50, 30, and 20 amp), water, and sewer hookupsPets on a leash are permittedOpen April-September 5, 2017
Chester Camping Loop22 sites with electric hook-ups (50, 30, and 20 amp)Pets are prohibitedCamping in Chester Loop will be pet friendly September 5, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Elk and Miles Camping Loops56 standard tent campsitesPets on a leash are permittedMiles Loop will be closed starting September 5, 2017
Wye, Choptank, and Susquehanna Camping Loops68 standard tent campsitesPets on a leash are permitted
Bohemia Loop27 standard tent campsitesPets are prohibited
Youth Group Camping6 group sitesUp to 50 people per sitePets are prohibited
Mini Camper CabinsOne double bed and one bunk bed, sleeps 4 peopleAmenities: 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 the adjacent Chester camping loop. 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.
Mini Rustic CabinsOne double bed and one bunk bed, sleeps 4 people.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.
Visitors must pay the standard day-use charge and must exit the campground by 10 p.m.
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 Hikes. For upcoming events, check the park bulletin boards or the online calendar for dates and times.
Visitors to the Elk River Camping Area can:
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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