Point Lookout State Park

11175 Point Lookout Road

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.


Alvin Flores

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Nice park to enjoy during the day or night. Has camping areas, beach, playground, hiking and biking, fishing. If you enjoy fishing, this place is open all night. Just make sure you have your fishing license handy since park rangers may make surprise visits. Best to go during fall or spring. Too many bugs during summer time.

de Framabrico

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Very nice place to visit. Park is well kept. I will definitely go back again . You will not be disappointed for going there. Absolutely beautiful.

Ali Lizandro Diaz

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Awesome place with lots of history. Check-in is strictly enforced. Don't waste your time arriving at 11 am.

becker thorne

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Went here to watch the sunrise with my girlfriend and the kids. It was amazing to see the sun break over the horizon here as you listen to the waves crash against the rocks and beach. The lighthouse is closed off from the parking lot by a fence and cannot be viewed up close.

Nicholas lintern

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Great place to walk the beach "when it's not busy" nice park 3$ to enter sunrise to sunset. There is a fishing pier and places for swimming and grilling. There is a boat ramp you can use for an additional 12$ fee.