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Point Lookout State Park

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Address: Scotland, MD
Phone Number: +1 301-872-5688
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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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Fall Camping

We took our first trip in our new RV here and loved it. We had beautiful weather and were able to enjoy most of the park. Lots of places to fish and exploring the site of Fort... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jennifer R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our first trip in our new RV here and loved it. We had beautiful weather and were able to enjoy most of the park. Lots of places to fish and exploring the site of Fort Lincoln was fun too. This time of year, you have to connect to full hookup in the Tulip Loop because the bath houses... More 

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Lusby, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Love the lighthouse, the beach and all the interesting things to see and do there... I have only had the nerve to climb up to the top of the lighthouse one time, but wow, what a view!

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Very nice. Some campsite are better then others. Depending on your plans. We like to kayak, so our site was perfect, direct water access. Although it was littered w/ trash when we arrived. Cleaned it up and got over that. The bathrooms were clean. The campground has several loops and was nice to bike ride around. We were there in... More 

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Thank VLeder
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Great place to enjoy the view of the bay. Interesting history to go along with the view. I was there in the fall so not very crowded.

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

It was interesting to see the lighthouse, civil war prison camp, state park, and fishing pier during our visit. The insects were mildly irritating, but we sprayed up and plugged along in spite of that issue on a very warm, breezy day, Thankfully the breeze helped the comfort level and kept a few insects away. Nonetheless we enjoyed this site.... More 

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Solomons, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Our family camps here every Easter. Nice campground with a lot of history for a good price. Be careful of the ticks and mosquitos though- they are everywhere!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

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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