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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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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51 reviews 51 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Beautiful, clean and friendly. Office, camp store employees and Park Ranger were all helpful. Happy I didn't listen to some of the negative reviews!

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Sterling, Virginia, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We camped here in a 35' travel trailer. The Tulip Loop is the only loop with full hookups. Our site was perfectly level and most other sites looked level. The only issue we had was that the sewer drain backed up after a few gallons of grey water, so we had to use the dump station when we left. The... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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213 reviews 213 reviews
101 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I did a quick drive through of Point Lookout State Park to see where th Potomac River meets the Chesapeak Bay. It was a scenic, peaceful drive. I was surprised to read that this is where over 50,000 Confederate soldiers were held as POWs. I stopped at the Point Lookout LIghthouse but it is only open to visitors the first... More

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woodbury,nj
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I had the opportunity of camping in this beautiful park at the end of October. Our campsite was outstanding, what a beautiful location in the Greens Point Loop. The area was clean with newer bathrooms. I am giving this 5 stars due to location of the park and the lovely waters that surround it. The bathrooms were not very clean... More

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