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Scotland, Maryland

Point Lookout State Park

Scotland, Maryland


11175 Point Lookout Rd
Scotland, Maryland 20687
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Sites: 147
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.073163081036
Longitude: -76.339702606201
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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

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48 Reviews

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed in Tulip Loop #72. No 50 amp service available, only 30 amp. Lots of biting flies. No golf carts allowed. You'll need a vehicle to get around, even to other camping loops. Our site was fairly level, all hard packed gravel and VERY large. We had plenty of room for our 38' motor home and tow vehicle. No TV reception, no cable and no WiFi. We had very marginal cell service. Nothing near the campground in the way of town, stores etc. And lastly, the campground is supposed to be haunted. It is the site of a Civil War prison camp. The lighthouse has very limited open houses, so we never got to see inside it. The road to the park is narrow for a large rig. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Tulip Loop 72
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

I support the other positive comments. Overall Point Lookout is a very nice state park and is recommended. However, Maryland has a new reservation system and the staff seem to be still learning so check in is a little slow. More important you cannot check in before 3 pm, so if you arrive before 3 you must wait. Not "user friendly". We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
98
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Site was very level, with a nice long driveway. Right on the water, with beautiful views. Surrounded by tall marsh grass and a few pine trees, so it felt very private. Close proximity to the bathhouse. Seems like most other sites on the outside of the loop were similar (grassy setting backing to water or trees), while the sites inside of the loop were in an open, marshy field. All sites included a picnic table and fire ring with grill grate. Campground in general was very well-maintained, and saw the hosts mowing different grassy areas several times throughout our stay. Only negative was the amount of pollen that coated every surface within minutes (although I know this is a seasonal concern pretty much everywhere). We had to wipe down every single item multiple times. Bath house was very clean and well-maintained. Looks like host cleaned it several times a day. Only two shower stalls, but they were nice and roomy with fairly hot water. There was also a dishwashing nook in the bath house with nice double-sink, which is always a bonus. This park offers tons of activities and amenities, such as a huge fishing pier, camp store, canoe/kayak rental, lighthouse, historical sites, swimming beach, etc. Most of those were still closed for the season, which was fine. Still beautiful to look at, and we didn't have to fight the summer crowds. The park used to be a prison for Confederate soldiers, so lots of cool exhibits and memorials for history buffs. Again, the setting was very beautiful, but the bugs were killer. Luckily, there was a nice strong breeze blowing off the water during the vast majority of our stay. However, the second it stopped, the bugs descended on us. Mosquitoes, gnats, biting flies, you name it. If they were this bad in April, I can only imagine how awful they would be in the middle of summer. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
104
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Looks like you can board a day cruise to Smith Island directly from the park during peak season, which sounds neat. This is a very rural area, and there is not much to do in the immediate vicinity. Leonardtown is about 45 minutes away, which offers all major stores. St. Mary's College is about a 20 minute drive away, and the PAX River Naval Station is about 35 minutes away.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

I can't say enough good things about this park. Rangers and staff are very friendly and helpful. The park is well kept though you can see areas where they probably would spend the money if they had it. (Such as some of the wooden bridges/planks).

The park is on the water and there are many sites (not full hookups) near or on the water. There are numerous places to fish, bike or hike. The terrain is pretty much level so it is easy to get around.

We stayed in the Tulip circle which has full hookup sites and allows pets. There are no bathrooms in this loop so you need to have facilities within your RV.

There was a lot of standing water and many mosquitoes! I'm sure you will need bug sprays during warmer months. But bring your bug spray and you're good to go! Great places! One of my favorite parks! We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
80 Tulip Loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Grocery store is not too far from the park. Not many restaurants nearby. 20 minute drive back to towns for more.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

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: 22
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 9

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

We stayed in the Tulip Loop, a full hookup loop. I suspect that's why no bathhouse. Other loops have them. The sites are level, gravel and large. I had no problem with a 38' motorhome and tow vehicle. Each site has a large area for the fire pit and picnic table. full tree cover so no TV reception, and very little phone. My MiFi usually showed barely one bar. Lots of room between sites. Very quiet. As someone noted, you need a vehicle to get from one area to another. The park is spread out. Great place for fishing and crabing. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Tulip 72
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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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: 13

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: 124
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 33

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: 22
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: 3

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: 60
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 127
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 30

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: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Campers beware...our site was infested with POISON IVY...we also saw most other campsites in the same condition. We have a 4 year old son who was scared the whole time that he was going to get poison ivy. We met the CAMP HOSTs who were not friendly at all...we felt like it was their personal campground and we were intruding. They did mow near out site but I don't think they know when they mow poison ivy it spreads even worse. For the price we paid the amenities were definitely lacking (No pool or playground within walking distance of campsites, no wi-fi & no cell service). Camping is all about the outdoors but the price should also reflect that. The price per night was outrageous for a state campground especially when the mosquitoes were horrible...I don't think they spray for mosquitoes and the lack of lawn upkeep in each site is horrendous. The camp hosts were not very nice...we had a golf cart and they said we could not use it...we were the only campers besides the CAMP HOSTS for a couple of days. We have stayed at other Maryland Campgrounds that are very nicely maintained and pay less for more amenities. We checked out early and were told no refunds. The campground left us feeling we will never return there. Also, the point lookout lighthouse is despicable. Trash strewn all over the place outside and all around the lighthouse. It is a shame because there is so much potential. I don't think we will return to this part of Maryland. I am going to also write a letter to the Maryland State Campground website to let them know how utterly disappointed and disgusted we were with what we experienced and how we were treated...if you are thinking of going here just drive thru don't stay. We camped at Point Lookout State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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