Point Lookout SP

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  1. jenventola

    jenventola New Member

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    http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/southern/pointlookout.aspx


    131 sites, 31 with electric hook-up (30 amp), 24 with full hook-ups


    Water spigots located throughout camping loops. No bathhouse in Tulip Loop, as it is for self-contained units using full hookups only. Pets allowed in certain loops and trails, as well as day-use area between Labor Day and Memorial Day.


    Stayed here in April of 2017


    Site Details: We stayed in the Green’s Point Loop, site #104. Site was very level, with a nice long driveway. Right on the water, with beautiful views. Surrounded by tall marsh grass and a few pine trees, so it felt very private. Close proximity to the bathhouse. Seems like most other sites on the outside of the loop were similar (grassy setting backing to water or trees), while the sites inside of the loop were in an open, marshy field. All sites included a picnic table and fire ring with grill grate. Campground in general was very well-maintained, and saw the hosts mowing different grassy areas several times throughout our stay. Only negative was the amount of pollen that coated every surface within minutes (although I know this is a seasonal concern pretty much everywhere). We had to wipe down every single item multiple times.


    Facilities/Overall Park: Bath house was very clean and well-maintained. Looks like host cleaned it several times a day. Only two shower stalls, but they were nice and roomy with fairly hot water. There was also a dishwashing nook in the bath house with nice double-sink, which is always a bonus. This park offers tons of activities and amenities, such as a huge fishing pier, camp store, canoe/kayak rental, lighthouse, historical sites, swimming beach, etc. Most of those were still closed for the season, which was fine. Still beautiful to look at, and we didn’t have to fight the summer crowds. The park used to be a prison for Confederate soldiers, so lots of cool exhibits and memorials for history buffs. Again, the setting was very beautiful, but the bugs were killer. Luckily, there was a nice strong breeze blowing off the water during the vast majority of our stay. However, the second it stopped, the bugs descended on us. Mosquitoes, gnats, biting flies, you name it. If they were this bad in April, I can only imagine how awful they would be in the middle of summer.


    Surrounding Area/Attractions: Looks like you can board a day cruise to Smith Island directly from the park during peak season, which sounds neat. This is a very rural area, and there is not much to do in the immediate vicinity. Leonardtown is about 45 minutes away, which offers all major stores. St. Mary’s College is about a 20 minute drive away, and the PAX River Naval Station is about 35 minutes away.


    Overall, we really enjoyed this park, and the being on the water was a nice change of scenery from our normal mountainy/wooded campsites. I would highly recommend to boating and fishing enthusiasts and/or history buffs. However, the bugs alone would keep me from returning, at least during peak season.

     
  2. hvac1877

    hvac1877 Old Dominion Iron Chefs Highland Springs, Va

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    our kids stayed there in a pop-up years ago. they just bought a TT and say they want to go back. We hope to go in the fall.
     
  3. GalsofEscape

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    you should come back in june for the maryland rally
    though i will definitely be bringing my screen house if the bugs are already bad.
     
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    hvac1877 Old Dominion Iron Chefs Highland Springs, Va

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    wish I could go in june but wife has to have knee surgery.
     
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    wishing you and your wife all the best in the upcoming surgery.
     
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    My family has camped here pretty often because we live about 30 minutes from this park. It is probably the most local campground to us. Personally, I love the park. I've never taken a PUP there, as we just bought ours. But as a tent camper, we've always enjoyed it. You can go kayaking, there are trails, there is beach for the kids to play in the summer, large playgrounds, etc. The bathrooms are probably my favorite, they are always just maintained really well.
     

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