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Point Lookout State Park
Based on 55 traveler reviews
Drive through visit
Nov 03, 2013 by: CCC_wanderlust from Alexandria, Virginia
I did a quick drive through of Point Lookout State Park to see where th Potomac River meets the Chesapeak Bay. It was a scenic, peaceful drive. I was surprised to read that this is where over 50,000 Confederate soldiers were held as POWs. I stopped at the Point Lookout LIghthouse but it is only open to visitors the first Saturday of the month, between April and November. Nevertheless, it was a pleasant drive through a historic area.
Oct 31, 2013 by: nana1Woodbury_nj from woodbury,nj
I had the opportunity of camping in this beautiful park at the end of October. Our campsite was outstanding, what a beautiful location in the Greens Point Loop. The area was clean with newer bathrooms. I am giving this 5 stars due to location of the park and the lovely waters that surround it. The bathrooms were not very clean or well stocked. This is the end of the season, but they should have been tended to. I also felt the staff was not very friendly at check in or when answering questions during our stay. The naturalist at the nature center was awesome. She was full of information and very eager to share it. I am sure the kids that visit in the summer have a great time learning from her. I plan to return here next year. I don't use the bathrooms, and now that I have been there, I don't need to converse with the park staff. I do have to say, that this has been the first Maryland State park with unfriendly staff members. Check this place out, especially if you love the water and beaches, there is plenty of it around.
Beautiful view, lots of history
Oct 24, 2013 by: Sunshineduo from Miami, FL
This is well worth the drive and the entrance fee. the views at the confluence of the Potomac and the Chesapeake are wonderful. The markers and display boards depict an amazing history. The tours only occur one day a week, so lan ahead for that. We would like to come back and camp and explore the area more.
Great summer time camping
Sep 18, 2013 by: Brad T from Baltimore, Maryland, United States
We spent 10 days camping at Point Lookout from August 8 through the 18th in the Green's Point circle. Great crabbing and fishing. Camp sites and facilities were clean. Staff was very friendly. We had a breeze virtually the entire time of our stay, so bugs were not really a problem. You could,however, imagine due to all the standing water, that they could be. We took a boat and soft crabbed the out going tide and fished the incoming tide -- did very well. I highly recommend this park for those looking for an active outdoor adventure.
Sep 10, 2013 by: Osiris_DC from Washington DC, District of Columbia
The place is very nice if you want a quite and peaceful time. I car-camped in the Green's point loop facing the Lake Conoy and I enjoyed beautiful sunset. The facilities were very well maintained, clean bathrooms with hot showers, place to clean your dishes, a pier and the reception area had basic thing you may need when camping, which is impressive for a Camping site. The beach area is not in the camping site and you need to drive there. The facilities are also very good but the beach is small ( I was waiting something bigger) but is ok to spend the day. The area is very cute and in the way back home we even got very good deals in vegetables from the local farmers!. If you are looking for a retreat from the noise of the city this is a ver good place. A very special thing will be to do the water trails around the lake.
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