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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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Beautiful Views with some history on the side

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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 stars 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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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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