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Point Lookout State Park
Based on 63 traveler reviews
A place where Time, Tranquility, and Tide stand still
Aug 11, 2014 by: gl0baltr0tter from New York, NY
This park is located where the Potomac River meets the Chesapeake Bay. All major U.S. historical events left their marks here, from Captain John Smith’s exploration in 1612 to a strategic lookout for British ships during the Independence War and War of 1812 to a fort stronghold against potential Confederate attacks during the Civil War. Today it offers something for everyone, a lighthouse, an reconstructed fort, a mature museum, a swimming area with sandy beach, an overnight campground, and boating and fishing.
Something to do but nothing to thrilling
Jul 23, 2014 by: Hurleyluv from
We drove in for the day just to explore. Brought our two kids and bikes all around. It was nice but visiting once was enough. The lighthouse was closed and even blocked off so we couldn't even get a picture of it.
Jul 15, 2014 by: Nick H from Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
We have stayed here twice now on the Lanier loop, which is a no pets loop. The bath house on this loop is extraordinarily clean and the camp hosts take great care of the spot. The exterior sites on the loop are mostly very private as they are set deep on the lot. Sunup and sunrise were terrific. Bugs were not terrible in June-although we did need bug spray--but that's camping in the summer. The camp office, camp store, camp host and rangers in general are all friendly and helpful. Unfortunately we missed the lighthouse opening, but that means we have a reason to go back next month
Jun 30, 2014 by: Martha S from Woodbridge, Virginia
Nice nature center and trails, though some blocked due to recent rains. So hikers should wait for a dry spell if they want to walk much. Beautiful water views, and has a good pier for fishing also. Don't forget to pick up a map!
Beautiful waterside camping and beach
Jun 17, 2014 by: banewman from Silver Spring, MD
This is a gem of a state park. The Greenwood loop as mentioned by others has fabulous views of the creek and lake...and the causeway with the bay nearby. The camp office, camp store, camp host and rangers in general are all friendly and helpful. The bath house on this loop is extraordinarily clean and the camp hosts take great care of the spot. The exterior sites on the loop are mostly very private as they are set deep on the lot. Sunup and sunrise were terrific. Bugs were not terrible in June-although we did need bug spray--but that's camping in the summer. We chicken-necked for crabs off the floating dock nearby and visited the beach elsewhere in the park for swimming. The beach was clean, with plenty of picnic areas and shade...plus well staffed by life guards. Nice shallow swimming. The beach was very busy on the weekend--but it was a nice busy, mostly with young families having fun--not a careless or raucous crowd. We visited the lighthouse (it's open just once a month) and that was neat (we didn't see any ghosts) and in the past have enjoyed the nearby monuments. The camp office has ice and ice cream among other things, and the camp store itself down the road has a variety of souvenirs and bait.
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