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Scotland, Maryland

Point Lookout State Park

Scotland, Maryland



Scotland, Maryland
Phone: (301) 872-5688

Sites: 147
Recent Rate: $35 8/2016

Latitude: 38.073163081036
Longitude: -76.339702606201

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

41 Reviews

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has many things to do within its boundaries as well as historical sites.

Unfortunately, mosquitoes, poison ivy, deer flies, briars, and thorn vines are all around the camping sites. The park is in a low area and near bay waters. This lends it to swamp bugs. The camp host for this loop left the park before his hosting time was finished.

This loop does not have any public bath house or restrooms. This loop has full hookups so this may be why. Restrooms in other areas of the park we are familiar with, are nice. Those areas are still subject to the swampy environment.

Campsite 65 is gravel with timbers at the edges. 30 amp & (50 amp older style 'L' plug) amp service, water, and sewer. We had room to park tow dolly at back of site and place our 30' MH near the hookups.

This site had been recently used by someone who had disposed of egg shells, food bones, and crab shells in the vegetation around the edge of the campsite. Park personnel should have caught this on a departure site inspection and cleaned it up or had the camper clean it up. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Tulip 65
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Boat launch, canoe rental, fishing, hiking, Civil War Museum and fort, Marshland Nature Center. Civil War cemetery nearby.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Park had all the camping activities we look for. Hiking, history, fishing, beach, beautiful scenery, water activities. BUT you had to drive to get from one area of park to other, very spread out. Nature center, museum, and lighthouse closed, no lifeguards on duty, surprised since we visited July weekday. Very few shaded sites where we were (Greenspoint Loop). Very quiet, we were one of only two occupied sites for three days.

Grass was very high in some spots, campsites had lots of poisin ivy around them. Might be a better park to visit in the fall. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
106
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Price was average as weekends are higher and Golden Age Pass not honored starting Friday and two-night minimum on weekend! Sites are well spaced with many wooded and shaded. We had full hookups which worked well. Haul your own trash to central dumpster. Weekends are popular; we arrived Thursday evening and the camp was nearly empty. Many bring boats and fishing gear. Park is remote, mostly quiet, very pleasant but mosquito spray is probably needed. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
74
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Interesting history nearby - a lookout for British invasion during War of Independence as well as during the civil war. Point was also site of a prisoner of war (civil) and hospital. A few miles away are St. Mary's College, Patuxent Naval Air Station. Seafood on Wynne Road a few miles away on Smith Creek - try Courtney's for "local flavor."

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Review Count: 110
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Att wireless 2-bar signal only. 30 minutes to nearest grocery store Food Lion. Smaller Dollar General 15 minutes away. Unlevel full hookup sites. Very dog unfriendly in terms of beach access for dogs, available only during off season. Very private & quiet sites. Vegetation is ugly & overgrown. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
80 Tulip
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed in Tulip Loop, which is the only full hookup loop of the 5 campgrounds. Others have assorted or no services. Dogs are permitted only in a few loops. One loop of cabins. Nature Center is great and offers great programs during the summer months. Bird watching is magnificent with eagles and osprey. Kayaking and/or canoeing in the small lake is enjoyable. Monthly Civil War reenactments and opening of the lighthouse are fun and educational. Dog beaches on both north and south side of causeway, but not at the river beach area. Mosquitoes can be bad during the summer months, so come prepared with plenty of spray and netting. We love it and plan to return. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Tulip Loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Groceries are in Lexington Park, about 20 miles away, but the Dollar General in Ridge, MD (3 miles away) has a small selection of groceries and other supplies.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Point Lookout is a very nice state park and sits at the southern most part of southern Maryland and has lots of Civil War history. The campground entrance is inside the state park and is gate controlled. You will be given a code when you check in, or if after hours, your code will be in your after hours check-in envelope you'll get at the check-in station (assuming you made reservations). Make sure you bring your food with you as the closest real grocery store is a Food Lion 18 miles away in Lexington Park. There is a new Dollar General a few miles away in Ridge that has a few food items and Ridge Market next door that used to be a full grocery store but is now mostly a beer store. The market also sells gas. There is also a True Value hardware store in Ridge. We camped on Tulip Loop (the only full hookup sites). Our site was pretty level as most sites appeared to be. The sites have good spacing between each other with trees and tall reeds blocking most of what you can see of your neighbor's site. AT&T service was almost nonexistent. Verizon had several bars on my wife's iPad. We picked up three digital TV stations but the signals were too weak to watch. Water pressure was excellent (my pressure regulator stayed at the preset 50 PSI). We had no issues with the electricity or sewer connection. We will stay here again. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The Tulip Loop is the only loop with full hookups. Our site was perfectly level and most other sites looked level. The only issue we had was that the sewer drain backed up after a few gallons of grey water, so we had to use the dump station when we left. The park is huge with lots to see and plenty of roads to walk or ride bikes. There are electric hookups in other sites near the water, but no water hookups - pretty strange. Overall this is a real nice place to camp, but we do understand the bugs are pretty bad in mid-summer. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Note that we stayed here in November, so we did not have a problem with insects. This park is very isolated so don't expect a lot of common shopping and fast food places nearby. Those are about 20 or more miles away. However, if you do some research you'll find some good local restaurants nearby (e.g. Courtney's Seafood) and there is a well stocked hardware store nearby. The staff was friendly and we noticed staff patrolling several times a day. Sites were clean and level. We stayed in Tulip Loop so we had full hookups. All things considered, I'd hate to pay the full rate here. We used the Golden Age pass which gives a 50% discount. We came here specifically for the historical stuff related to the Civil War prison camp, but it would also be a great place for fishing, kayaking, etc in season. We found it to be a great place to kick back and relax a few days, but I suspect it would be quite different in season because it would be considerably more crowded. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 90
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely, clean & friendly state park. We stayed in the Greens Point loop which is bordered on two sides by Lake Conoy (a large salt pond fed from the Potomac River). This camp area has few trees and so is exposed to sun and wind. It also has direct access to the lake, and gorgeous views. Several campsites had kayakers. The other camping areas are wooded and shady but away from the water. In the campground there is a sweet visitor center with civil war relics and fun nature children's exhibits. The camp ground is several miles from the beaches, fishing pier, lighthouse and restored Civil War fort in the rest of the park. It looks like most people drive from the campground to that part of the park, though we walked. There is a path cut-through from the campground to the main road that leads to the other areas. There are 2 pet areas with beaches where our dog swam and retrieved. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped at the state park. Nice state park. Right on the Bay. Sites are level, but its mostly marsh area so your site and the roads are the only usable land. Beach is nice, felt like your at the ocean. Staff was friendly. Park and DNR patrol regularly so it felt secure. Price was reasonable. Park offered nature activities and they had canoe rentals. Downside: it's 22 miles from any decent store or restaurant; Sprint and Verizon service was weak and useless other than a quick call. Also it was cool for most of our stay, but it hit 70 our last day and the bugs came out in force. We couldn't be outside more than a couple minutes. When your moving its not too bad, but once you stop, you are attacked. It would be a nice place to stay early or late in the year, or if you just wanted to hit the beach then go straight to your car or camper and not be outside. Restrooms looked new and were clean. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 110
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Pros: very remote, dark at night, no street lamps, lots of privacy, full hookups, large sites, level sites, quiet, affordable, gated. Cons: huge horse flies swarm around even in the fall, spider webs everywhere, 17 miles from even McDonald's, not much around, swamp land, no virgin mobile data cell service, no Wi-Fi, very weak AT&T cell service, even in 2012. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground. Family had a great time crabbing, riding bikes and swimming in the beach area. Crabbing off of the piers was a lot of fun for the kids, just keep the bug spray handy. Speaking of bugs, the amount of ticks was unbelievable. The first 10 minutes of setting up out campsite (Tulip Loop) we saw 4 ticks on our camping mat. Wife is allergic to ticks so she wasn't too happy. Just had to keep a watchful eye the 5 days we were here. Use plenty of bug spray and you should be fine. The biking was excellent, nice flat roads and the not much traffic at all. My 5 year old learned to ride without training wheels a week before and felt safe riding in this campground. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

I have been an avid camper for about 5 years and Point Lookout is by far one of the best campgrounds I've been to. The sites in the Tulip Loop (which are the only sites I've stayed at) are private, clean and so peaceful. The history surrounding the park is incredible and if you like visiting haunted places, Point Lookout won't disappoint. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent a nice weekend here, with pets. (Note only about half of park is pets-allowed.) Sites were very clean and neat. Most had LOTS of room, w/fire ring/barbeque. One loop is waterview, but some sites there were very difficult to level a big unit. The hosts and staff were very friendly. The only downside- the electric (30amp) was not up to par. We use 30 amp in many parks, and know to "cycle" big draw items. We've never had the problems with breakers tripping like we did here. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Pretty nice park. We stayed in the tulip loop which has full hookups. Large open sites most with easy access. A couple like #83 look to be a bit tight to get into but for the most part even bigger rigs can get in. Camping section is def a hike to get to anything to include the camp store and fishing piers. Fishing area's were a mess with trash everywhere but I put that more on ignorant people than the park. If you're crabbing don't risk with undersized crabs DNR checked our baskets twice in a couple hour span. Also the camp store is OUT of measuring devices and said they had been since the beginning of the season! Surprising given how strict DNR is you would think they would make sure to keep stuff like that in stock to sell. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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