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Point Lookout State Park

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Address: Scotland, MD
Phone Number: 301-872-5688

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 camping!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank timestes2016
Fort Washington, Maryland
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106 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Rudy B
Hagerstown, Maryland
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477 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Mfclingan
Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank DeeandLolo
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Cherolldzy
Woodbridge, Virginia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

we are retired military and stayed in a cabin it was fantastic the water was fantastic so bring your pinic and head out . my kids were teenagers when we went here and finding something they enjoy is not easy.well worth the trip

Thank sandrawilcoxcrump
Chestertown, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

LOVED the park, absolutely beautiful. Lots to see and do! Lighthouse is not normally open but they have open houses throughout the year, so check the website for the lighthouse preservation if you want to go inside. I loved it! RV Sites - the full hookups are FAR from the lighthouse, the pier, the park store, HOWEVER, loved the set-up... More 

Thank Tina G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

My husband and I have taken our family to camp at Point Lookout every year for the last three years. We usually tent camp on Green's Point, which is on the lake. It is beautiful, the bathrooms are really clean, there is a nice sink to wash up dishes and such, and a family restroom with shower which is great... More 

Thank Rosalie H
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Point Lookout is at the most southern tip of St. Mary's County. My family and I visit this park the most because it is the most local campground too us. However, we like Point Lookout very much. The campgrounds are well shaded, allow pets, have playgrounds for the kids, small trails and they bathrooms are some of the best I've... More 

Thank Morgan S

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