Point Lookout State Park

11175 Point Lookout Road
301-872-5688

Recreational opportunities abound on this picturesque peninsula formed by the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River. Swimming, fishing, boating and camping are just a few of the activities to be enjoyed in this beautiful bay setting.

This park's peaceful surroundings belie its history as the location of a prison camp which imprisoned as many as 52,264 Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. A museum on site recounts this vivid history. A park map is available at park headquarters, the camp office, camp store, and the Civil War Museum/Marshland Nature Center.


Reviews

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Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017

Nice place to spend weekend away from DC. Several beaches at Chesapeake bay and Potomac river. So you can pick salted or fresh water to swim. Campsites are usually available but it's better to reserve them in advance. Not much bugs which is surprising. State park has a small museum in visitor center about Civil war camp. Access to lighthouse is restricted so you can just watch it. People believe that it is haunted and ghosts of two Civil war solders live there.

Miranda Strait

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Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

Really cool to visit this historic place! It was December so it wasnt warm outside but it was still nice to see the beach area, and all the buildings you could walk inside.

Kellie Corcoran

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Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

Went camping here with my husband and son last weekend. I was pleasantly surprised. They have nice little campsites with fire pits and places to set up a tent. They have nice, clean bathroom facilities, and there is a great little dog beach close to the campgrounds. Really enjoyed our stay here. They also apparently have cabins as well, but we didn't utilize these, so not sure how these are.

Musa Murawih

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Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017

Great place and location. But small. Did not camp or fish. Limited hiking distances but beautiful views.

A&B Trucking & You pull it yard. Ms.Carmen in Parts

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Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

I took the dogs for a nice Sunday Morning walk. They loved it. They have a pet section and this place was very clean. Very rich in history.