My photographic view of the Washington DC area and beyond
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Point Lookout State Park, Maryland
Point Lookout State Park is located at the southern tip of St. Mary's county in Maryland. It is a peninsula formed by the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River. It's a popular summer destination for fishing, camping, and cooling off in the river (although not everywhere as seen above).
During the Civil War, Point Lookout was a Union Prison of War camp. Over 50,000 Confederate soldiers were held there, and according to Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources close to 4,000 soldiers died at the POW camp.