Point Lookout State Park
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.
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.
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.
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.
We were surprised with this beach and the state park. There are park stores inside which sell some essentials, and the sheltered beaches on both sides are good to spend time in the water. But it would be better if there are better facilities to drain the rain water or overflowing river water since 20% of the benches and grills in the picnic area were in few inches of water from the rain the day before and unusable..
If you enjoy nature and having secluded and private sites, this is the park for you. The beach is close to the campground (about 5 minutes drive), the shore is a bit rocky, it has picnic tables, lifeguards during weekends, grills and restrooms. There is also a store between the campground and the beach where you can buy snacks or rent equipment. There's a lot of mosquitoes so it could be a problem, we had to stay inside our camper.