Point Lookout, Maryland


Our first major stop on our six month tour is Point Lookout in Scotland, Maryland. We came across an opportunity to volunteer our time as camp hosts here in the state park and we took it. The place is absolutely beautiful and also rich in history! (Good or bad, History is History)
Point Lookout used to be a prison camp for Confederate prisoners during the civil war and a hospital for the Northern soldiers hurt in battle. The hospital and prison camp was constructed in in 1862 and lasted till the last prisoner left in 1865, by then over 52,000 people were imprisoned here and 3384 of them died here.

Two monuments were erected at the entrance to the park, the first in 1876 by the Maryland State and the second in the early 1900’s by the US government.
A hundred years later in 1965 the State of Maryland began the development of the Point Lookout State Park comprised of 1046 acres and a visitor center/civil war museum. The museum has many exhibits which tell the Point Lookout civil war story and it’s history within the United States.

All that being said, the area also boasts some fantastic shore fishing and crabbing as the point is nestled right where the Potomac River meets Chesapeake Bay. I have already purchased a license and intend to give it a go.(will show the results in pictures soon I hope)

The lighthouse here also has it’s own unique history to it. Originally built in 1830 at 1 1/2 stories was renovated in 1883 to two full levels and the lighthouse part raised to 41 feet above sea level. In 1927 it was expanded even further. With so many keepers over time and several death there have been many strange happenings here and has even been the subject on the television show Paranormal Investigators.

So much to see and do here, the month of October is going to be a blast. Anyone in the area, I encourage you to see this historic area.

This is definitely one place Colleen and I would love to come back to, enjoy everyone,    …..Kevin

Campground Review : Herkimer

Very  nicely kept trailer park.  We stayed here for three nights in 2016 and were very impressed with the grounds and the staff.  Only a few miles down the road is the city of Herkimer where you can get your supplies.  As for KOA’s, this was one of the nicer one’s we have stayed at and will definitely go again.  The staff were very friendly and helpful, the grounds were kept beautifully and there were many activities on site to take part in whether you have kids or not.  Just down the road is the diamond mines where you can go and dig for your own lucky diamond.

Loved it here, check them out :  Herkimer KOA

Campground Review : Country Hills

Country Hills Campground, New York State

Could not say anything bad about this spot.  Beautiful grounds run by a husband and wife who take such good care of the property and their guests.  You could not beat the price for a one night stopover.  Great location, just a couple miles of the US 81.  Beautiful pond in the middle filled with giant trout (Catch and Release Only).  Call ahead, limited spots but well worth it for a beautiful, quiet rest.

Check Them Out :  Country Hills Campground

Campground Review : Gettysburg

Review : Gettysburg Campground, Gettysburg Pennsylvania, US

Giving them a five out of five because I had a fantastic time here.  Great spot, only minutes away from the civil war battlefields either by car or bike.  Plenty of sites and this place along the creek. Just a few miles from the town of Gettysburg where
there is so much to do and see.  If you are into
History or American History you will love it here.  We stayed here for five nights September 2016 to attend a Titanium Rally and did not get to see  everything this town.  There is so much history here and so much to see.
The campground was very nice with many spots available.  The staff were very friendly.  We had a site with only partial hookups, all but sewer but they like many other campgrounds offer a honey wagon service.  If you are a US history buff and want to see actual remnants of the civil war then this is the place for you.
Check them out here : Gettysburg Campground