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.


Kellie Corcoran

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.

Carmen In Parts

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.

Liam F

Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017

I love all of god's creatures, especially mosquitoes and biting flies. That's what makes this park so great. Beautiful spot for kayaking or just enjoying swarms of insects on a majestic shoreline.

Chelsea Clagg

Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017

Great campground. Many piers for fishing, kayak rentals, playground, clean bath houses, and as long as you don't stay in the green loop, plenty of shade and privacy at camp spots. Would give it 5 starts but there is lots of standing water and I have literally never seen so many mosquitos in one place. Bring LOTS of off.

John Becker

Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017

Summer is not complete without some night fishing at Point Lookout. Great place for fishing (and I assume crabbing). $5 gets you access to the park at night. Parking is convenient.