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Point Lookout State Park
Based on 62 traveler reviews
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.
Premier Park on the Bay
May 28, 2014 by: hlove10587 from Arlington, Virginia
Maryland's Point Lookout State Park in Scotland, Md. is one of the finest parks in the Eastern Seabord of the US. It combines a large assortment of spacious and attractive camping spots in several different loops.....some with electricity and water hookups and all with commodius toilet and shower facilities. Two of the loops....Greens and Hoffmans even feature piers at which to dock your boat during your stay.!!.....there is an excellent boat launching facility with extensive parking and a separate fishing pier for those who wish to fish from shore. The park occupies the entire end of a penninsula at the entrance of the Potomac rive to the Chesapeake Bay. There is a lighthouse at the tip of the penninsula which can be visited on certain days and plenty of parking nearby to enjoy the vista of the river on one side and the bay on the other. There is also a Civil War Memorial on the grounds commemorating the prisoner of war camp. A large picnic area with access to a large protected beach for swimming also occupies the park. Be forewarned that all this beauty comes with a bevy of bugs and plenty of summer heat so gazebo's with mosquito netting will be much appreciated!
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