Point Lookout State Park

     


Scotland, Maryland
Phone: (301) 872-5688

Sites: 147
Recent Rate: $45 3/2015


Latitude: 38.0731630810362
Longitude: -76.3397026062012

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-river Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

41 Reviews

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univmd

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $45.00
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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.

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MerryKalia

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $43.00
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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.

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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grymrgn

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

Date of Stay: - $43.00
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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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teamfour

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Edistobob

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
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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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User3302

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $40.00
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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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hoojs12840

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
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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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univmd

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $44.00
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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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gtp618

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

Date of Stay: - $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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frankeez

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Sibernut

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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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terrynjulia03

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

Date of Stay: - $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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excel14

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
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This is a really pretty park We stayed in Green's Loop which is on the water. We would not come back here in the summer because it is way too hot and humid. We thought there'd be a breeze, being near the water, but no such luck. The mosquitoes are just awful. We wonder if they even spray! So we would imagine a Spring or Fall visit would be better. We were dismayed by the MESS at the picnic area/beach. It was pretty disgusting. We saw dirty diapers wadded up and stuck in the bushes. There was a pile of charcoal a foot high around every grill. People just dump it out on the ground. There's lots of garbage around the tables. How could such a nice park have such a filthy picnic area? All in all, though, it's a good place -- just not in summer. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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oldelmer1

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
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This is a VERY nice campground, we stayed in Site 82 Tulip loop with full hookups. Sites are large and very private with picnic table and fire ring. 50,30,20 amp service, but the 50amp plug is only a 3 prong plug, old style, so 50amp will probably will not work. This State park has lots to offer, flat roads, great for bike riding, beach area, fishing pier on the Chesapeake Bay side, beach fishing on the Potomac River side. Boat and kayak rentals, etc..., but the mosquitoes and deer flies are terrible. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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SteveandAnn

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the Tulip Loop with full hook ups. The electric is a total of 50 amps, but no place to plug in a 50 amp cord; we had to convert to 30 amps. The sites are beautiful, lots of space, nice picnic table and campfire ring with grate. We spotted a couple of Bald Eagles along the Periwinkle Point Trail and were entertained by a couple of foxes outside of our rear living window one morning. May is off season so nothing was open during the week, but we still found it to be a wonderful place and would go back. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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  • 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.

    MerryKaliaApril 2015

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