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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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189 reviews 189 reviews
90 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Miami, FL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is well worth the drive and the entrance fee. the views at the confluence of the Potomac and the Chesapeake are wonderful. The markers and display boards depict an amazing history. The tours only occur one day a week, so lan ahead for that. We would like to come back and camp and explore the area more.

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We spent 10 days camping at Point Lookout from August 8 through the 18th in the Green's Point circle. Great crabbing and fishing. Camp sites and facilities were clean. Staff was very friendly. We had a breeze virtually the entire time of our stay, so bugs were not really a problem. You could,however, imagine due to all the standing water,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The place is very nice if you want a quite and peaceful time. I car-camped in the Green's point loop facing the Lake Conoy and I enjoyed beautiful sunset. The facilities were very well maintained, clean bathrooms with hot showers, place to clean your dishes, a pier and the reception area had basic thing you may need when camping, which... More

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NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

While visiting our son and daughter-in law, who live in MD, we decided to drive out to this park because it said it had a lighthouse and a fort to visit. We got to the park entrance which stated MD residents $5 each and out of state visitors $7 for each person in the car. When we got to the... More

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Fairfax, VA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We did some looking online for a beach we could get to from Northern VA within 2 hours and wasn't too crowded. We ended up at Point Lookout and we really enjoyed our day. We went on a Monday so of course the crowds weren't going to be much at all. We found a nice quiet small part of the... More

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Riverdale, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We went for our niece birthday party. The water was great. It was warm and my husband did not want to get out of the water. The only thing is if you want a grill, you have to come at 6AM becuase we got there at 7:30AM and all grills were taken. We actually had to get a family member... More

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No. VA
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226 reviews 226 reviews
54 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Point Lookout State Park is a nice location for a day trip! While they need to do a better job on their signs, it has some nice facilities. The main beach fills up fast, so go early to make sure that you can get in the parking lot. Its not uncommon to see deer walking around and grazing on the... More

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Went to point lookout for a weekend camping trip with my boyfriend and had a great time. The surroundings on the campsite do not constitute a 'deep woods' camping experience, but it was very nice being so close to the water (be sure to bring DEET!) The only downfalls of the trip were the lack of many activities and some... More

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