Park Alert: To facilitate scheduling significant repairs of critical infrastructure, reservations for the Point Lookout State Park campground are currently suspended for the 2023 and into the 2024 camping seasons. Repairs also require the closure of the Nature Center and Civil War Museum. Dates may change as construction plans are finalized and the work progresses.
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Point Lookout State Park
11175 Point Lookout Road
Scotland, MD 20687
Park Headquarters Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (April 1st until October 31st)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday (November 1st until March 31st)
Hours of Operation
7 a.m - Sunset (May through September)
Special weekend hours (6 a.m. - Sunset)
apply for weekends/holidays between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.
8 a.m. - Sunset (October through April)
This park's peaceful surroundings on a peninsula between the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River in St. Mary's County belie its history as the location of a 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. The Point Lookout Lighthouse is currently closed for renovations.