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.
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Spending A Day At Point Lookout:
Beach Picnic Area – Open daily (6 a.m. – Sunset) starting Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend.
Pavilion/Shelter – This facility can accommodate 100 people maximum; reservations can be made up to one year in advance
Park Store – The park store is open May – September.
Civil War Museum/Marshland Nature Center – The nature center and museum are located within the Campground.
Boating – A boat launch facility and fish-cleaning station are available for boaters.
Fort Lincoln – Open year round sunrise to sunset (self-guided).
Lighthouse – Open for tours the first Saturday of each month from April-November
Hiking – Periwinkle Point Trail, a self-guided nature trail located at the back entrance of the Civil War Museum/Marshland Nature Center.
Hunting – There are 200 acres set aside for deer hunting. A valid hunting license and appropriate stamps are required
Address: 11175 Point Lookout Road, Scotland, MD 20687