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Point Lookout State Park

Scotland, MD
301-872-5688
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Scotland
Type: State Parks
Description: This picturesque spot between the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay served as a hospital and prison camp for Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.
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Leesburg, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I have sailed around this park many times, but was happy to go check out the fort and camping facilities this time, I would definitely come back to camp for a couple days. The fort and Prison was a nice attraction and was in good shape.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We camped here for Labor Day weekend on the Tulip Loop which was pet friendly and had full hook up. Our site was very private, level and clean. The only problem we had during our stay was the bugs. We all came home with a bunch of bites even with using the bug spray. After exploring the park we were... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I were going to the beach on Labor Day weekend. But the people there were well lets just say we decided it was best NOT to get out of our car.

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Dover, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed at Point Lookout State Park on more then one occasion. It was a wonderful spot to fish, crab, sight see both beaches and historical locations. We had the best time and different experience during each visit. Fort. Lincoln was a wonderful but small Fort. was one of the best historical things on the site but only took about... More

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New York, NY
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This park is located where the Potomac River meets the Chesapeake Bay. All major U.S. historical events left their marks here, from Captain John Smith’s exploration in 1612 to a strategic lookout for British ships during the Independence War and War of 1812 to a fort stronghold against potential Confederate attacks during the Civil War. Today it offers something for... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We drove in for the day just to explore. Brought our two kids and bikes all around. It was nice but visiting once was enough. The lighthouse was closed and even blocked off so we couldn't even get a picture of it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have stayed here twice now on the Lanier loop, which is a no pets loop. The bath house on this loop is extraordinarily clean and the camp hosts take great care of the spot. The exterior sites on the loop are mostly very private as they are set deep on the lot. Sunup and sunrise were terrific. Bugs were... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nice nature center and trails, though some blocked due to recent rains. So hikers should wait for a dry spell if they want to walk much. Beautiful water views, and has a good pier for fishing also. Don't forget to pick up a map!

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Silver Spring, MD
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a gem of a state park. The Greenwood loop as mentioned by others has fabulous views of the creek and lake...and the causeway with the bay nearby. The camp office, camp store, camp host and rangers in general are all friendly and helpful. The bath house on this loop is extraordinarily clean and the camp hosts take great... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Maryland's Point Lookout State Park in Scotland, Md. is one of the finest parks in the Eastern Seabord of the US. It combines a large assortment of spacious and attractive camping spots in several different loops.....some with electricity and water hookups and all with commodius toilet and shower facilities. Two of the loops....Greens and Hoffmans even feature piers at which... More

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