Point Lookout State Park


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Point Lookout State Park


Location:On the southern tip of Saint Mary's County, at the junction of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. Reached by MD 5.
Facilities:143 improved campsites (27 with electric hookups, 26 with full hookups; some sites @di), 6 camper cabins, cottage, youth group camp, camp store, showers, restrooms, picnic areas (é), pavilion, playground, hiking trails, fishing pier (é), boat launch, boat rentals, museum, nature center, visitor center.
Activities:Camping, boating, flatwater canoeing, windsurfing, saltwater fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, interpretive programs.
Special Features:The park's peaceful surroundings belie its history as the site of a prison camp that held as many as 52,264 Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Park facilities include a Civil War Museum as well as the Marshland Nature Center. In 2006, the park sustained significant damage from Tropical Storm Ernesto. Though most facilities were reopened during the 2006 season, it is recommended that visitors contact the park to check on the status prior to making travel plans.
Address:11175 Point Lookout Rd
Scotland, MD 20687

Phone:301-872-5688
Fax:301-872-5084
Web: www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/southern/pointlookout.html
Size: 1,042 acres.

See other parks in Maryland.