Spend The Night At Point Lookout State Park, Maryland's Most Haunted Campground
Previously, we discussed Point Lookout State Park, particularly the haunted lighthouse. Around 3,000 people died on the grounds when this spot was a prisoner of war camp during the Civil War. Today, eerie tales swirl about this historic place not only from inside the lighthouse but also from visitors, including campers. Have you ever experienced haunted overnight camping? Well, here’s your chance! Read on to see if you could brave a stay at this allegedly haunted campground in Maryland.
Point Lookout State Park is located at 11175 Point Lookout Road, Scotland MD 20687. For more information, visit the official website of Point Lookout State Park.
Would you dare stay overnight at this haunted campground in Maryland? Why or why not? Have you ever experienced overnight haunted camping? Let us know in the comments! If you’re into the paranormal, make sure to check out these 15 haunted places in Maryland.
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What are the most haunted places in Maryland?
Up for a visit to the most haunted places in Maryland? There’s a road trip for that, and it starts at the Jonathan Hager House in Hagerstown. Sign up for a guided tour of the haunted home, which is said to be brimming with restless spirits. Other stops on this road trip include:
- Antietam National Battlefield
- Spook Hill
- Jericho Covered Bridge
- Point Lookout State Park in Scotland where you can spend the night in the campground if you’re brave enough. It’s said to be haunted by Civil War soldiers.
What are the most popular ghost stories in Maryland?
Some of the Maryland ghost stories will send chills down your spine. One tells the tale of a doctor who helped John Wilkes Booth after he assassinated Abraham Lincoln. Dr. Samuel Mudd, in fact, set the broken leg of the assassin. After being found guilty, Mudd was sentenced to prison on Dry Tortugas Island. After four years in prison, Dr. Mudd returned home. You can visit his home today, although it’s said to be haunted. You might hear the sound of Wilkes Booth knocking on the door and footsteps (but no one is there). It’s not uncommon to see apparitions either.
How many state parks are in Maryland?
With 53 state parks in Maryland spanning nearly 100,000 acres, there are plenty of recreational activities to do, including camping. For a campground that’s just on the edge of Gathland State Park, book a stay at The Treehouse Camp at Maple Tree Campground. Feel as though you’ve stepped into a fairy tale by staying in one of the rustic treehouses or in the charming hobbit house. For another state park campground in Maryland, make your way to Patapsco Valley State Park which spans 32 beautiful miles. You can stay at one of the campsites or, if you prefer a more traditional experience, pitch a tent.