Nestled on a peninsula between the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River is Point Lookout State Park in Scotland, Maryland. In spite of its relatively small size, there is a lot to see and do here. Camping, swimming, fishing and boating are just a few of the activities available to visitors.
There is also a lighthouse within the park, that is open for tours one day of every month. The beach area has a playground for children, as well as a picnic area with a few grills that may be used for barbequing. The Marshland Nature Center and Civil War Museum located in the park offers nature walks, canoe trips, campfires, and other fun activities for all ages on the weekends during the summer months.
Aside from all the attractions at the park, some interesting wildlife may be found here as well. White tail deer are commonly seen in the park throughout the year. The marshy area between the beach, and the lighthouse attracts ducks, herons, and other birds.
During the Spring through the Fall, Osprey are nesting throughout the region, and can often be seen in the park as well. Other birds of prey may be seen as well, but are not as common as the Osprey.
For more information about the park, please visit their webpage: www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/southern/pointlookout.asp