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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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Great campground

We camped here for one night in June. There was only one other occupied site in the loop we were in, so it was very quiet & peaceful. Most of the sites are very private, nearly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Gainesville, Virginia
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

PROS: Excellent dog beach CONS: See below We stayed in the Tulip Loop (full hookup pet loop). Sites are private due to "walls" of thick vegetation. Standing water made for really bad bug problems (we used bug spray with 25% deet and I am pretty sure the Mosquitos were laughing at us). We had 2 labs with us and we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We camped here for one night in June. There was only one other occupied site in the loop we were in, so it was very quiet & peaceful. Most of the sites are very private, nearly enclosed in tall vegetation. The bathhouse was great! It was very clean and offered spacious shower stalls with actual doors rather than just curtains.... More 

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Catonsville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

An interesting place to visit, as one of the southernmost points in Maryland. This weekend they are holding a 2-day ceremony honoring the release of the prisoners who were held captive at the Point during and after the Civil War. Not only did the Union soldiers imprison Confederate soldiers, but resident sympathizers. The sign read that over 3000 prisoners died... More 

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New Matamoras, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Walked around the beach area reading the marquees. Took lots of pictures of the Lighthouse. It's a nice historical area.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

At the juncture of the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay, location is historic (civil war, war of independence). Now isolated. Nice wooded camp sites with boating and fishing nearby.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a small, nicely maintained state park with historical interest. However, they will take your money and not tell you that dogs are only allowed in two small unmaintained "pet beaches" that are covered with shale and oyster shells. The rangers will chase you down to make sure you don't enjoy any other area of the park (they barely... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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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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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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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Address: Scotland, MD
Phone Number: 301-872-5688
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Scotland

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