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Point Lookout State Park

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Address: Scotland, MD
Phone Number: 301-872-5688
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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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Short Afternoon Visit

I visited the park with my daughters (ages 5, 8, and 12) on a Friday afternoon. We live about an hour away in Calvert county and never been. It only costs $3 for entrance as a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ok. The park is nice -- good camp sights with picnic tables and fire pits and the dog beach is awesome. However, if you go camping here you will get eaten alive by mosquitos. After reading other reviews before our trip I was determined to beat the mosquitos. I wore long pants, high socks, a long shirt, and used bug... More 

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Andrews AFB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the park with my daughters (ages 5, 8, and 12) on a Friday afternoon. We live about an hour away in Calvert county and never been. It only costs $3 for entrance as a MD resident. The beach was nicer than I expected and water was clean and warm. We regretted not having swim clothes with us. We... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lucky morning at Point Lookout. It was hot and muggy, but clear and sunny. There were spectacular views as well as sobering moments when we read signage relating to the hospital, Confederate prisoners of war camp, Fort Lincoln, and the contraband camp for refugees from slavery. We were disappointed that the museum was not open as we... More 

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Thank Thomas K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a long weekend enjoying this well kept MD State Park. The park is where the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay meet. It was an unique experience in our camping history. We stayed on Greene's Point loop. An open air camping experience. The views of the sunrise and sunset were amazing. The star gazing at night was... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Campground was nice. I'm not really sure about the other loops but the one we stayed in was great. It was right in the water. The bathrooms were probably the cleanest ones I've ever been in and I've been camping a long time and in many different places

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Glassboro, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

If you are in the area or a camper well worth the trip a lot of history to be learned and a well kept park. make this worth the trip. looked like a lot of people were fishing and I did see a sign for a boat ramp.

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Fort Washington, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We spent a few days in St Mary's county to just get away. The park has a Twitter feed, so be sure to check it to see if the park is open. We tried going on July 3 & 4, but on both days the park was filled to capacity and we couldn't get in. The park does not have... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We were out driving (the long way around) home from our weekend away and happened to see signs for the Point Lookout State Park. We on a whim decided to go. What rich history! They have a small museum......a replica fort.....a fishing pier....a lighthouse.....lakes....river....bay.....the historic site of a civil war hospital and it is also the historic site of a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

My husband and I camped here in an electric only site in our 36 ft travel trailer with our two dogs. The sites were deep with enough room for trailers, trucks, and an RV or tent. The sites were set back enough from the road and surrounded by trees and bushes, giving plenty of privacy and seclusion. The campground is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a long holiday weekend for Memorial Day. This was our first time at this park and we probably will not be back anytime soon. We were not even out of our vehicle for 5 minutes and we were already being swarmed by mosquitos. We went through 2 bottles of OFF in 2 days. We also noticed... More 

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