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Home > Visit a Gateway > Point Lookout State Park
Point Lookout State Park - Scotland, MD
Activities:

A Civil War Museum / Marshland Nature Center is operated seasonally, offering programs in nature and Civil War history.

Camping and campfire programs are available; call 1-888-432-CAMP(2267) for camping reservations.

The park features three fishing areas available 24 hours, including a 710 foot pier; a valid Chesapeake Bay Sport Fishing license and appropriate stamps are required. A boat launch facility and fish-cleaning station are available for boaters. Boat rentals and supplies are also available at the camp store.

Swimming is available from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Lifeguards are on duty. The beach area has grills, picnic tables, a playground, and shower and restroom facilities.

There are 200 acres set aside for deer hunting (bow & black powder only). A valid hunting license and appropriate stamps are required.

Park maps are available at the camp office, ranger station, headquarters, Civil War Museum / Marshland Nature Center, and/or camp store.

Boat Access Camping Fishing Hiking Picnicking Swimming
Pet policy: Pets are allowed in certain area only and must be on a leash at all times. Malone Circle, Green's Point Loop and Hoffman's Loop are all pet friendly camping loops, on the paved portion of the causeway and on the beach (north of the causeway) to the entrance of Tanner's Creek. They are NOT permitted in any other day use area or trail, including the beach or picnic area.
Facilities: Boat launch and boat rentals; 143 wooded campsites (26 with full hook-ups and 27 with electric only); six four-person camper/cabins available for overnight stays, beginning April 1; camp store; dump station; hiking trails; pet trail; picnic area; playground; swimming; Civil War Museum / Marshland Nature Center; pavilion and cottage.
Accessibility: A limited number of accessible campsites are available at Point lookout. The 710' fishing pier at Point Lookout is accessible. Accessible picnic sites are located at the beach area and at the first four sites at Green's Point.
Lighthouse:

Point Lookout Lighthouse - Point Lookout at the north entrance to the Potomac River. Enlarged in 1880. Never automated; deactivated 1965. Now part of the Patuxent River Naval Air Station and property of the U.S.Navy. Considered the oldest integral lighthouse in the United States. Open to public one day each year - first Saturday in November. (Learn More)


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