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Point Lookout State Park

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Closest thing to an ocean beach

I recently visited pointlookout on a Saturday in August. I arrived by 1230pm and the lots were all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janet C
Towson, Maryland
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Surrounded by water and history

We went through on a summer Sunday around 7AM and there was a line to get in. This place seems to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Takoma Park, Maryland
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This picturesque spot between the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay served as a hospital and prison camp for Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
11175 Point Lookout Rd Scotland MD, Scotland, MD 20687-3120
+1 301-872-5688
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this gem while exploring. It was later in the evening and we didn’t get to experience everything. Beach looked great. Plenty of awesome water views. Fishing pier and kayak rentals Can’t wait to come back

1  Thank Greg P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a lovely day for a trip to this park. All four of us got in for free because my husband is a veteran. They had a nice beach and lots of historical things to see. The only problem we encountered (because we had...More

1  Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited pointlookout on a Saturday in August. I arrived by 1230pm and the lots were all full. The lighthouse was completely fenced off for renovation. The best bet was the Pet beach. Available parking at 1230 and a short walk across the street...More

1  Thank Janet C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went through on a summer Sunday around 7AM and there was a line to get in. This place seems to get parked full so plan accordingly. Lots of fishing and some boat launches. There are kayak rentals there too. The lighthouse is under renovation...More

Thank 245randallc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came down here to see the old fort. Well, I was directed to the museum and nature center. The museum was average. I did see the fort. It would look better with some living history. Otherwise, the views are good here.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Hubby and I visited the park mainly to see the sunset. The views are beautiful. I do wish the lighthouse did not have the fencing around it. It would nice to see it renovated and open to the public. I enjoyed watching the pelicans and...More

1  Thank Eileen W
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I grew up in Southern Maryland and we went to this park every year to go swimming. This park is nowhere near the Atlantic Ocean... Point Lookout is where the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River meet. (I wanted to clarify that because some other...More

3  Thank chrismckay73
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Located at the southern tip of Maryland where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Potomac River, Point Lookout State Park has a little bit of something for everybody. There is camping, hiking, fishing and pier, beaches with lifeguards and facilities and history. The cornerstone of the...More

1  Thank Mark G
Reviewed June 18, 2018

My wife and I were in the DC area and wanted to travel to the beach. I found this state park in Maryland. So, I reserved a campsite and we drove there the other day. you have to be driving there as your destination. It...More

2  Thank William S
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

The park is wonderful. It is small, but it has an abundance of history. There is a nice beach with lifeguards and a separate beach for people with animals. There is a small nature center and civil war museum located within the campground area. There...More

2  Thank Candace M
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America F
May 1, 2018|
Response from America F |
When would it be open to public and what is the schedule
August 16, 2017|
Response from blues4545 | Reviewed this property |
It's a Md. state park go to their website for information.