Point Lookout State Park RV & Campground Guide

Maryland

Point Lookout State Park

occupies 1,079 acres at the peninsula's tip, which was formed by the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River. The peaceful atmosphere that marks the area today belies the area's troubled history. Point Lookout got its name for its role in the War of 1812 when the local militia used it to watch the British fleet's actions. During the Civil War, the peninsula was used as a Prisoner of War camp by the Union to retain captured Confederate personnel. Today, the tip of the peninsula is enjoyed by many visitors for its peaceful beaches and mild climate. The closest community is the small town of Scotland, MD, but Alexandria, VA, which sits 71 miles northwest, is the nearest metropolitan area. 

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Weather
Spring 36-76 F
Summer 65-88 F
Fall 40-80 F
Winter 29-50 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Point Lookout State Park

There are reasons visitors at Point Lookout State Park prefer camping in an RV. Using an RV while visiting a state park adds an elevated comfort level. Travelers also pack their RV with all the important pieces of a home. Consider renting a unit from RVshare if you don't own one yourself!

Point Lookout State Park Campground

The campground at Point Lookout State Park offers 143 RV sites. Twenty-six of those sites provide full hookups while 33 only offer electrical hookups. Picnic tables and fire rings grace each campsite. Water is available at regularly spaced locations throughout the park. Restrooms with flush toilets are provided alongside bathhouses with warm showers. The park provides a dump station for RV campers who wish to empty their waste tanks. Trash bins and recycle bins are supplied by the park for guests to use. A general store is strategically placed near the center of the park. The park is gated for added security for visitors. There is a boat ramp large enough to launch boats of any size. Visitors can rent a boat at the general store. Three important preserved historical places sit on the park grounds: the lighthouse, the Prisoner of War Camp, and the Civil War Cemetery.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 20/30/50 amps
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Available: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $21 to $38 per night

Take It Easy Campground

Sixteen miles northwest of Point Lookout State Park sits Take It Easy Campground. A family-owned campground, this business offers 242 RV campsites. Each spacious lot includes a fire ring and picnic table. Warm restrooms with flush toilets and bathhouses with hot showers indicate the comfort level the owners seek to provide. The concept of family extends to children. There are a huge playground and a swimming pool in the campground. Children are welcome to fish in the stocked fishing pond. Large open areas allow children to play with each other safely. Take It Easy Campground also provides a basketball court and a ball field. A boat ramp provides access to the St. Mary's River. Boating, angling, hiking, biking, swimming, basketball, baseball, and horseshoe games are among the favorite activities that guests enjoy. The campsites accommodate rigs up to 42 feet in length.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 30/50 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $50 to $70 per night

La Grande RV Park Rentals

La Grande RV Park Rentals lies 26 miles northwest of Point Lookout State Park in Leonardtown, MD. There are 67 RV campsites spaced over 33 acres of woodland. Picnic tables and fire rings are provided at every site. Campsites can handle rigs up to 42 feet in length. The campground provides a dump station and a propane filling site. The park has restrooms with flush toilets and a laundry facility. This park offers rest for weary travelers year-round.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 30/50 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $24 to $30 per night

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What to Do at
Point Lookout State Park

Inside Point Lookout State Park

Point Lookout State Park offers an array of activities, in which swimming, sunbathing, hiking, and fishing are among the favorite activities enjoyed by guests. Point Lookout has three water trails that are ideal for hiking around lakes and along the Atlantic shore. A 24-acre area is set aside for deer hunting during the season. Tours of the Point Lookout Lighthouse are restricted and require scheduling. The Civil War Cemetery and Prisoner of War Camp are favorite spots to take the kids for history education. Fishing from beaches, the dock, or a boat are, by far, the most favored activities.

Outside Point Lookout State Park

While the campground in Point Lookout State Park offers plenty of activities, the area outside the park provides even more. The small communities close to the park provide unlooked-for opportunities to explore. Restaurants offer an incredible array of cuisines. Shops come in variable formats, often surprising the visitor. Games and thrilling programs for the children are abundant up and down the peninsula.

Restaurants

Courtney’s Seafood Restaurant

Camping so close to the Atlantic Ocean inspires campers to look for a seafood restaurant. Courtney’s Seafood Restaurant in Ridge, MD, answers that call. Look for their local fish platter to sample all their seafood wares.

Type: Seafood

Location: 48290 Wynne Road, Ridge, MD 20680

POV at Pier 450

POV at Pier 450 is the world-class restaurant inside the Pier 450 Resort. Their menu runs through themes such as "An Evening in Paris" and "A Columbian Feast." Expect the finest in tastes from around the world.

Type: American

Location: 48342 Wynne Road, Ridge, MD 20680

Bear Creek Open Pit BBQ

Bear Creek Open Pit BBQ is located in Callaway, MD. The theme of this restaurant revolves around the barbeque. Try their triple platter and sample your choice of three types of meat.

Type: Barbecue

Location: 21030 Point Lookout Road, Callaway, MD 20620

Shopping

Bob’s Sunoco—The Beer Cave

There are many items to find at Bob’s Sunoco—The Beer Cave. For anglers and hunters in the Point Lookout area, this is the nearest shop where you can pick up ammo, rifles, fishing tackle, and bait.

Location: 20321 Piney Point Road, Callaway, MD 20620

Weis Market

When you are staying at Point Lookout State Park, you will inevitably find a need to purchase some fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, and milk. When that time comes, drive to Callaway to visit the Weis Market. They carry the freshest produce on the peninsula.

Location: 20995 Point Lookout Road, Callaway, MD 20620

Waldorf Shopping Mall

Campers often come to those days when they need to take care of multiple shopping issues. When that happens during your stay at Point Lookout State Park, visit the Waldorf Shopping Mall in Waldorf, MD. The mall hosts 43 shops, including famous brand names like Michael's, PetSmart, and T-Mobile.

Location: 2255 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601

Sightseeing

Scary Strokes

For a fun time with the family, visit Scary Strokes. The 52-mile trip from Point Lookout State Park is worth the time. Here you see everything through blacklight, including mazes with monsters, mini-golf, and virtual games.

Location: 2960 Technology Place, Waldorf, MD 20601

Cornstalker’s Trail of Terror

Visit Cornstalker’s Trail of Terror to experience the next generation of haunted houses. After traveling through this terrifying maze, your children will remember this outing for a lifetime.

Location: 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf, MD 20602

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

The kids have a lot of pent-up energy after a lengthy trip. To work it off, visit Sky Zone Trampoline Park. Here, kids can fly, bounce, and jump until they have worked out the kinks they developed while traveling.

Location: 4390 Crain Highway, White Plains, MD 20695

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How to Get to
Point Lookout State Park

Most visitors to Point Outlook State Park approach through the small community of Scotland, MD. To get to the park from Scotland, find Maryland State Highway 5 South (MD-5 S). Drive MD-5 S for two miles. The park entrance is on the right.

The quickest route from Alexandria, VA, to Scotland, MD, is to take United States Highway 1 South (US-1 S) for a mile. Bear right to get on Interstate 95 North (I-95 N). After driving I-45 N for eight miles, take Exit 7A to get onto MD-5 S. Stay on MD-5 S until you reach Scotland, MD.

Entering Point Lookout State Park

Point Lookout State Park's day-use hours run from 7 AM until sunset on weekdays and from 6 AM until sunset on weekends.

Entry fee, Maryland vehicle (weekday) : $3

Entry fee non-Maryland vehicle (weekday) : $5

Entry fee Maryland resident (weekend) : $5

Entry fee non-Maryland resident (weekend) : $7

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