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February 19, 2013


Trail Closed at Elk Neck State Forest

by Martha

The Pete Bond Hiking Trail and Scenic Overlook at Elk Neck State Forest have been closed indefinitely due to a fire at the shooting range complex.

The fire, which occurred this past weekend, destroyed a safety baffle (wall) at the rifle range. As a result,  staff have closed the trail and scenic overlook to ensure the safety of the public. The shooting range is open. For more information contact the forest at 410-287-5675.

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    1. Bob Brooks
      Mar 6 2013

      hanks for the info. Is the trail to Turkey Point Lighthouse affecrted?

      • kking
        Mar 7 2013

        Hi Bob,
        The Lighthouse is actually at Elk Neck State Park, 10 miles south of the range, so it is not affected. The State Forest has a lighthouse trail and it is also not affected.

        Shawn Day, Forest Ranger
        Elk Neck State Forest

    2. Pat Haggerty
      Oct 5 2013

      is there overnight camping allowed at elk neck state forest? I used to camp there quite often but I visited on Oct. 5th and it looked like camping was not permitted.Is that due to govt. shutdown or other reason? thanks pat

      • kking
        Oct 7 2013

        Hi Pat,
        Unfortunately overnight camping was shut down at the forest in 2005 due to declining reservations, combined with limited funding for staffing/patrolling the area. However, within a few miles you will find camping opportunities at Elk Neck State Park and Fair Hill NRMA. Thanks for your inquiry.

        Karis King
        Office of Communications


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