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Love it here!

We love to stay here anytime of year. We stay down by the river. Electric and water only, but there is a honeypot that will pump out if you stay longer. There is an area you can get in to the river to go tubing. So much fun!

Solid family and friends campsites

The individual campsites are decent for a light camping experience. The hiking trails are great. The rivers for kayaking a real nice. Would recommend. Only warning is unless you rent 2-3 campsites you will be close to other campers as the campsites are in groups of three right next to eachother.

Covid Sucks, Circle m doesn’t

Great campground unfortunately due to Covid most of the fun parts are closed. Overall excellent place, we will definitely be back.

Somewhat quiet, clean and friendly

Staff is very friendly. Bathhouse is clean but ran out of toilet paper often; they supposedly clean 3 times a day since COVID but we didn’t see that happening on a regular schedule while we were there.

We loved that our site had a path directly to the bathhouse. This meant there wasn’t any foot traffic from people wanting to shower or use the restrooms. Easy access to the utility sink for dishes, too!

There seemed to be a lot of campers in the surrounding lots and still, everyone was quiet between the quiet hours.

Our specific site was supposed to have a tent pad but there wasnt a spot cleared for our tent and we had to move the heavy picnic table so we weren’t putting up our tent on top of the fire ring. We also had to use a paper plate to rake as many rocks and gravel from the site so we could put up our tent without ripping it.

We bought their firewood for $5/crate and it was really wet. It was challenging to get a fire going, which was frustrating. Ended up not being able to have a fire the last morning there and gave away our leftover firewood.

Probably my biggest complaint is that several times, the park maintenance truck drove down the loop where we camped. Our kids are running around and playing and the only vehicle that sped past every time was the park crew vehicle. All other vehicles (belonging to visitors) were respectful and drove slowly. It surprises me that with families camping here, they wouldn’t be more cautious.

All in all: for our first time camping here, it was a decent experience. I don’t know that we’d go there again, but it was a fun one-and-done trip.

Great place for scenery and water sports

Enjoy great scenery and water sports too at this quiet and peaceful state park

Right off the highway

We stopped here just for the night. Love the close proximity to the highway and gas. We didn’t eat there but they had a restaurant! Lots of activities for the kids. Wooded sites and very clean bathrooms.

Lots of camping, full hookups, lots of activities

There’s a ton of camping at Elk Neck, including a loop with full hook ups. In the full hook up loop pay close attention to the lengths specified. The actual pads are fairly level but some of the driveways to them are very sloped. Long rigs will have issues in a few of the sites.
There’s a camp store, boat ramp, swimming, fishing and lots,of great hiking. Definitely drive to, and then hike to the light house (open most weekends) the light house and the view are definitely worth it.

Home away from home

Having spent most of my childhood here camping at this park i was delighted to bring my family back to where I grew up. I love that they have added some new features such as the wonderful water park as well as a very well laid out and up kept disc golf course. The large lake is great for a day of kayaking and fishing with supplies readily available for rent at the boat dock store. If you are looking for some hiking there is a hiking trail that will take you all around the parameter of the large 144 acre park with plenty of wildlife to be seen as well as small trails easily marked near the campground. The campground offers Amenities for all camping styles from multiple primitive site locations to RV sites with water and electric hookups and blacktop pads to level your camper on and even an overflow area. Pavilions are public use and can be booked for large groups or parties and are located through out the entire park and campground. There are two playgrounds located within close proximity to most camping sites , these have been pretty worn down over the years and could use some TLC but still heavily occupied by children each weekend who don’t seem to mind. There are two moderate size bath houses within the campground spaced out so that they are accessible no matter which site you stay on by a short walk. The park throughout the year has activities and events that are fun for the whole family, my favorites being the Halloween fest in October and an Native American Pow wow. The campground is dog friendly which is great so that your whole family and fur babies can join in the fun. Lastly, if you have forgotten some of the basics when packing or just want some gifts the little camp store will get you by. Since Covid it has modified hours and limited number of guests in the store at a time but it offers a quick one stop shop for things like bags of ice, fire wood, books, matches etc. while you are down there stop above the camp store to the snack bar and get yourself a treat, my family definitely recommends the burger and an icecream storm.

Great family campground

I've camped at Muddy Run throughout my entire life and this is our go-to for a fun, relaxing family weekend.  Large, comfortable, fairly level sites offer a great opportunity to enjoy this beautiful park & lake (fishing, boating, hiking, disc golf, playgrounds, and even a great observatory for star-gazing).  My favorite evening activities (besides enjoying a campfire) are dusk deer-watching!  There are hundreds of deer in this protected park.  Campers are friendly and people respect quiet hours, etc.  A terrific campground and park!

Pretty views & super clean

Overall, we enjoyed our August 2020 stay at Elk Neck State Park. We stayed in the North East Loop as we needed both pet-friendly and electrical hook ups. During our hikes, we discovered that the tent sites have some truly amazing water views (particularly Miles Loop sites 169 and 173).
The bathrooms were immaculate in our loop, although the hot water heater was not working. Staff was friendly and kept their distance. The lighthouse was a nice flat hike and made for pretty pictures. We were disappointed to discover that there was a do not enter advisory for the beaches, as there was high bacteria content at the time. We did take a walk down to look at the beach, and to be honest, we probably would have passed on it anyways. Loud music and lots of litter. We don’t travel to the same site more than once, but the kids have both asked to come back to this one!