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Point Lookout State Park

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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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Terrible State Park

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Dan P
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Manassas, Virginia
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Manassas, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
68 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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