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Point Lookout State Park

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Point Lookout State Park

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David T wrote a review Aug 2020
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Location was ok, but campsite was swarming with mosquitoes. We were intending to stay three nights, but left after two after receiving 40+ bites each.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Brad T wrote a review Aug 2020
Baltimore, Maryland, United States8 contributions5 helpful votes
We camped at Point Lookout for 10 days arriving Friday afternoon August 14 and departing late Sunday morning August 23. We stayed in the Green's Point circle using a travel trailer. We also brought a boat with us. We had a great time considering we had torrential down pours Saturday and Sunday 08/15 &16. After that we were constantly on the go -- crabbing and fishing. We caught enough crabs every day to have for a mid-afternoon "meal". We couldn't eat them all so we picked the crab meat for crab cakes -- they were delicious. We had little interaction with the park staff, but, to the extent we did it was very friendly and courteous. The Camp store was closed due to the pandemic, so we had to run to the local convenience stores in Ridge to the extent we needed something other than ice which we purchased from the Ranger station. Our site faced the water so we always seemed to have a breeze. Whenever the breeze stopped, though, we found ourselves applying liberal amounts of Woods Off to keep from getting carried away. The only real negative I have to mention was the community restrooms. The week we camped the Green's Point restrooms had no hat water. We had to shower at a restroom in another circle. Also during the week, the restrooms were not cleaned (they were clean from Thursday afternoon to our departure on Sunday). My family and I have been doing this trip on an annual basis since 2006. We intend to do it again next year.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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lizzianna a wrote a review Aug 2020
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If your from the MD I wouldn’t recommend to have a cookout with family . There was flies everywhere. So bad that when we went to the parking lot. Big ass flies would come in the car. To all my Latinos don’t even try to bring hammocks they will immediately tell you to take them down. The beach was nice but my family got stung by the jelly fish. We even left early cause the mosquitos sorry the FLYS were having us as lunch . Take bug spray but trust me your food won’t be saved .
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Date of experience: August 2020
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The_Wanderer1992 wrote a review Aug 2020
Columbia, Maryland1,160 contributions146 helpful votes
I took the day off and wanted somewhere new to explore, so my husband planned a trip to this state park. The Civil War Museum/Nature Center and park store were all closed due to coronavirus. The park store is where you can rent kayaks, canoes, and boats yet you obviously cannot due to it being closed. They have a lighthouse where the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay meet, but the whole area was closed off due to construction. Luckily, the restrooms were open. The park had two beaches, a pet beach and a swimming beach. The swimming beach was small. We did not find any hiking trails. We found a sign that led us to a former POW camp, but that trip was shortened after I was attacked by mosquitos. I got about 15 bites in 5 minutes. Needless to say, we had a half day trip planned to go this state park and were only there for about an hour in which most of it was sitting on some rocks staring at the Chesapeake bay and looking at all the jellyfish in the Potomac. This mostly looked like a park for locals to swim, fish or take their pet, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it right now with everything being closed.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Alberto T wrote a review Jul 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia252 contributions85 helpful votes
In the ever-expanding search for something within driving distance to do during the pandemic, I decided to visit Point Lookout; it had been on my radar for a while. It is about a 90-minute drive from DC and it was well worth it for me, even if it was a blazingly hot July day. I arrived at about 3 PM and the fee was $7. I drove to the end of the peninsula and which provides lovely vistas and fishing on either side. There were quite a few families hanging out, grilling, etc. but not so much that I couldn't keep distant. It was also a Civil War prison camp and cemetery, so there is a bit of history to explore as well. While the park store is closed, right behind is a picturesque dock with a kayak launch and a couple of benches. All in all, a very nice day trip.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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