MD - Point Lookout SP

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  1. binky

    binky New Member

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    Has anybody ever stayed at Point Lookout SP in Md? Looks like a decent campground with boating, fishing, a beach and the possibility of a haunted lighthouse. Point Lookout and the haunted portion

    We might head there next summer...any thoughts on this park would be welcomed.

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    We've been there many times. Lots of history. Make sure you load up on the mosquito repellant. They attack as soon as you come out of the tent/camper. We crabbed off the pier at the museum; less crowded. Lots of day use folks fishing out on the point and I've never seen the beach as it's always been full to capacity (Always wondered why I can't swim when I'm paying to camp there). I've always wanted to go in the fall when they open the lighthouse for tours; around Halloween maybe?

    Another place to check out is Janes Island State Park. It's almost directly across the bay from Point Lookout. Also offers fishing, crabbing, and flatwater canoe/kayak water trails. Very beautiful park. However, the beach is only accessible by boat.
     
  3. elpilotto

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    We camped at Point Lookout at Thanksgiving last year and we are going to do it again this year. It's a beautiful park but unfortunately most of the park is shut down by that time of year. (In some ways it makes the stay a little nicer/quieter.)

    I have to rework it because it so slow, but if you wish to see our photos of our 07 trip just Click Here to visit our home page and look for "<i>Camping Photo Album</i>."

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  4. hvac1877

    hvac1877 Old Dominion Iron Chefs Highland Springs, Va

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    Hey elpilotto I was looking at your pics of Point lookout and the pics of your rest area is in Prince Frederick Md. I work at the Verizon store behind one of your pics. I was man those buildings look familiar. Thanks for the info my wife and I are into the "supernatural" do amateur ghost hunting. I might have to take the wife up there for the civil war history and ghosts. Son does reenactments of the civil war so he love it. Thanks!!!!!!!!

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    this is a great park if you have dogs!

    they have 2 nice size dog swimming areas. My wife and i took a swim along with the dogs...it was great!
     
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    I'm heading to Point Lookout in a week-and-a-half (April 12-14, 2013). Any recommended local activities and/or sites that are on your 'must see' list? I've never been there before. Anyone in the area is welcome to join me in the Hoffman ( pet friendly) Loop.
     
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    MD Saga Pop-up journeymen

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    I used to live down that way. Not much in the area. The Naval Air Test Museum up at the Patuxent NAS is not too bad.
     
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    We went there this past weekend with our 2 kids and 2 dogs. It's a nice little quiet state park between the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac river. The weather was rainy and overcast all weekend. Bring bug spray. Good place to relax, but not much else going on. Fishing, boating, St Mary's City nearby. The POW camp history is interesting. There's very little hiking, and the park has a marshy/beach feel if that makes any sense.

    We originally reserved a Tulip Loop spot, but couldn't stay there because we didn't have a full sewer hookup. They moved us to a spot on the green loop, but it was already occupied. Eventually, we were in a spot (136) in the Hoffman loop, which was actually preferred and where I would recommend. It seemed to have bigger spots and more shade than the Green loop. Most spots on that loop didn't have power or water though if you require or desire that. We don't mind, so we dry camped among mostly tent campers.

    Overall it was a nice nearby weekend camping trip from the DC area. A good maiden voyage for the year to knock the rust off.
     

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