Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Another camping trip!
We went camping again! This time we stayed close to home and went to Elk Neck State Park for the weekend. Jess, Mike, and their dog Charlie, joined us. Elk Neck is close to the border of Maryland and Delaware, making it an easy 1 hour drive from our place in Baltimore.
The weather was quite cool for August, and the rain held off until we started to pack up our gear on Sunday morning.
I would rate Elk Neck State Park a 4/5. The grounds are beautiful and the sites and park are obviously well tended. There are numerous hiking trails-- we went on a hike to Turkey Point Lighthouse, which was great fun. The camp store is the best I've seen so far. We had a site in the Susquehanna loop that overlooked a marsh, which was picturesque. Negatives: The bathrooms were not clean. Not human waste unclean, but just old, moldy, and filled with bugs and frogs. Yes, frogs. In the shower. It was not a good thing. I am seriously considering buying a shower enclosure and water bag for camping so we can just shower at our site in the future. Camp bathrooms are definitely the worst part of camping, but you just have to overlook it in favor of having the pleasure of sleeping out in the woods and sitting by a crackling campfire at night. The sites, while spaced far apart, were on the smaller side. I would say that Keuka Lake in NY and Assateauge in MD still rate as my favorite campgrounds.
Hoping to get one more camping trip in before it gets too cold, maybe in October. I'd like to camp when the air is crisp and the leaves are turning.
Posted by Adina at 6:36 PM