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Address: Scotland, MD
Phone Number: 301-872-5688
Description: This picturesque spot between the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay served...
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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lots of trash, expensive on the weekends

The cost during weekdays is $5/$7 per vehicle instate/out of state, but on the weekend it's per person! Not bad for a couple, but pretty pricey for a family of 5 or more. They... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Virginia
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Virginia
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173 reviews 173 reviews
35 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The cost during weekdays is $5/$7 per vehicle instate/out of state, but on the weekend it's per person! Not bad for a couple, but pretty pricey for a family of 5 or more. They have a policy where you're supposed to take any trash with you, so there were no trash cans that we could see at all. This policy... More 

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Baltimore
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130 reviews 130 reviews
18 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Camped here this weekend with my son and another dad and son. The camping area was nice and secluded and we did not feel crowded by any one. The bath house was kept very clean, in fact it looked like the floor was freshly mopped everytime we were there. There is a also a nice area for washing dishes. There... More 

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Brandywine, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My husband and myself stayed at this State park over the weekend along with 4 other couples, and I have to say that I had the best time!! The camp ground were very nicely kept, the pad where our RV sat was nice and level so we didn't have to use our leveling jacks, and was very clean. The only... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The park was pretty, I will give it that. However, it was very crowded and the historical sites left much to be desired inside the park. Very rocky, so we really regretted wearing sandals at the time, and the actual beach area was pretty small. It was very relaxing, though, and we do plan to go back. It was a... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This was by far the most crowded State Park I've ever been to. The water is disgusting if you can get down to it with all the screaming children and crowded beach. Don't expect to find a grill available either.

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews 135 reviews
69 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We went to the park to see the Light and were a little disappointed that we could not get to it - there was a very high chain link fence with barbed wire on the top - hard to photograph. The view is spectacular and we actually saw two deer grazing. Would go back when it is warmer to check... More 

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Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The sites are big and secluded. We were in the full service loop, Tulip, and it was great. My only negative comment is the water tastes yuck. Use it to shower and wash dishes, but if you are going to add to something you cook, use bottled water. You could bring your own from home. Other than that, we will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Just got back from a 'tent only' camping in their campground and our stay was very pleasant. As first time camper with 2 little kids, it was a very good experience for us. Our site was spacious, staffs were friendly and very helpful. The area is clean and the historical sites inside the park is definitely a plus. Will come... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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