Directions and Contact Information

Driving Directions:


Directions from Baltimore and points South:
Take I-95 North to Exit 100.
Take Exit 100 onto Rt. 272 South towards the town of North East.
Follow Rt. 272 South for 14 miles into Elk Neck State Park.


Directions from Delaware and points North:
Take I-95 South to Exit 100.
Take Exit 100 onto Rt. 272 South towards the town of North East.
Follow Rt. 272 South for approximately 14 miles into Elk Neck State Park.

Once you have reached Elk Neck State Park continue on Rt. 272 until you come to a parking lot at the dead end. Parking is very limited. The Turkey Point Lighthouse parking lot frequently fills to capacity on weekends. Once you have parked continue on the dirt road beyond the gate 8/10 of a mile until you reach the Lighthouse.  There are port-a-pots at the Lighthouse for your convenience until the end of our season (Oct 31st).

Weddings or other events at the Turkey Point Lighthouse

The Turkey Point Lighthouse is part of the Elk Neck State Park and the Maryland Park service is responsible for approving and coordinating events around the lighthouse. While the view of the Elk River and Chesapeake Bay is the perfect backdrop for a wedding there are some restrictions that you should consider before contacting the Park Service. The Park Service has not been willing to make exceptions to the below policies.

  • There is no electricity or running water.
  • There are no bathroom facilities, just a porta-potty.
  • There is no place for people to change cloths.
  • No vehicles except for lighthouse volunteers can drive to the lighthouse.
  • Everyone has to walk .8 tenths of a mile to and from the lighthouse.
  • Parking is very limited and cannot be reserved.
  • The lighthouse and park land around the lighthouse cannot be reserved, from dawn to dusk it is available        to the general public.

  • The Elk Neck State Park point of contact for events is:

        Email -

        Phone- 410-287-5333

    Turkey Point Light Station Mailing Address:

        Turkey Point Light Station, Inc
        P.O. Box 117
        North East, MD 21901

    Email Address:


    Our season, this year, will begin May 1st and run thru the end of October. The Lighthouse is open to climbers on weekends from 10AM to 2PM (weather permitting). The gift shop is open from 10AM to 2PM. There is no charge to view the Chesapeake Bay from our lantern room. The staircase in the lighthouse is open to climbers who can reach the metal handrail. Donations are gratefully accepted.

    Please note that our hours of operation are dependent upon weather conditions and the availability of volunteers