POINT LOOKOUT STATE PARK
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. The 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. This is a Maryland State Park. For full information go to the official webpage. (Link on the right side)
6 people maximum) The cottage is located directly on the shore of the Potomac River overlooking scenic Cornfield Harbor near the confluence with the Chesapeake Bay. It is also located near historic Fort Lincoln. The cottage contains a refrigerator, stove, dishes and utensils, bathroom and coffee pot. Guests must provide their own food, linens, pillows, towels and personal items. A two night minimum stay is required April and October. Weekly rental only May through September. The cottage is closed November through March. The 2004 service charge is $80 per night. Reservations can be made by calling 1-888-432-CAMP Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Swimming is available from Memorial Day to Labor Day. No lifeguards are on duty. The beach area has grills, picnic tables, and a playground. Facilities include showers and restrooms. Jelly fish can be found in our swim area. The number of jelly fish changes daily depending on the time of year and rainfall.
The boat launch will operate under reduced services from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. from December 16, 2005 to March 31, 2006. The lights will not be turned on at night during this time period. Please come prepared to launch in the dark. A boat launch facility and fish-cleaning station are available for boaters. Boat rentals and supplies are also available at the camp store. Boat launch service charge is $10 per launch, valid 24 hours a day from April-October. Boat launch service charge is $10 per launch when the facility operates sunrise to sunset November - March. Between December 16, 2005 and March 31, 2006 limited services will be available from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. Bring a flashlight if you plan to launch and recover after dark. There will be no routine service available from staff during these hours. For emergencies call 1-800-825-7275.