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Multi-Sport Weekend (Camp/Kayak/Ghost Hunt) at Point Lookout State Park




The Basics:
Event Type:Paddling
Event Location: Point Lookout State Park, 11175 Point Lookout Rd Scotland, MD 20687
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Sep 13 2013  5:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Apr 1 2013 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Sep 6 2013 8:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Days 19 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Pace:Leisurely
Event Organizer(s):
Amy Pickwick
Gail Davidson
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Member Cost:$20.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

Come explore the water trails at Point Lookout State Park (PLSP) in Southern Maryland without crossing the Bay Bridge!

Recreational opportunities abound on this picturesque peninsula formed by the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River. Swimming, fishing, boating and camping are just a few of the activities to be enjoyed in this beautiful bay setting. PLSP's peaceful surroundings belie its history as the location of a prison camp which imprisoned as many as 52,264 Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. A museum on site recounts this vivid history.  Also, you may want to read about the park's mysterious ghosts in the Fall 2001 edition of The Natural Resource magazine. The park has also been listed as having one of the coast's top 10 haunted lighthouses in Coastal Living Magazine's online features.

The campsite is booked from Friday evening through Sunday morning in the dog-friendly Hoffman's camp loop with partial shade.  Site number to be emailed to attendees prior to trip.  Can only stay Friday night -or- Saturday night?  That is fine!  Come at your convenience!

$10/person/night payable to Amy Pickwick upon arrival.  You will be on your own for all food, drink, ice, and firewood.

We will be flatwater (touring) kayaking on Saturday and/or Sunday (weather permitting).  We may also fit in a trip to the Tiki Bar on Solomon's Island, if the group is interested.  Finally, and this is totally up to you and YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK THIS ON YOUR OWN AND VERY QUICKLY BEFORE IT FILLS...the PLSP Lighthouse is offering Nighttime Investigations on Saturday night.  The lighthouse is supposedly haunted and they offer this so you can get your "ghost hunting" fix on.

Camping reserved for kayakers first.  However, if you just want to come to enjoy camping with the group, please email the Organizer, Amy Pickwick, to check on availability to non-kayakers before booking.

This trip will be easy going / leisurely.  Kayak experience recommended, however if you would like to paddle and need some light instruction, please email Amy to find out about availability.  You can rent and transport kayaks from Annapolis Canoe & Kayak, but call ahead to make reservations.

Electricity in the nice bath houses.  Water available on site.  Easy walking distance to the fishing pier.  Quick drive or bike ride to the lighthouse and Civil War buildings.

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Required Items to Bring:

Tent, sleeping bag, wicking (non-cotton) clothing, kayak and water supplies, cash, all food and drink, and anything your pooch might need.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Waterproof camera.


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions from Baltimore:
From Rt. 695
Follow to Rt. 97 south to Rt. 3 south (Rt. 3 will turn into Rt. 301. Follow Rt. 301 south. From Rt. 301 south continue to Rt. 4 south in Upper Marlboro. Follow Rt. 4 south all the way across the Solomons Island Bridge. After the Solomons Island Bridge the first traffic light you come to will be Rt. 235. Turn left onto Rt. 235 south. Follow Rt. 235 south into a town called Ridge (there will be a blinking red light). Turn left onto Rt. 5 south. Follow Rt. 5 south as far as it will go (approximately 7 miles) and you will be in Point Lookout. After the entrance sign, the second road on the right will be the campground. When you arrive in the campground, park at the left and register at the Ranger Station.

Directions from Washington, D.C.:
From Rt. 495
Follow to Rt. 4/Pennsylvania Avenue south to Upper Marlboro. Continue on Rt. 4 south until you cross the Solomons Island Bridge. After the Solomons Island Bridge the first traffic light you come to will be Rt. 235. Turn left onto Rt. 235 south. Follow Rt. 235 south into a town called Ridge (there will be a blinking red light). Turn left onto Rt. 5 south. Follow Rt. 5 south as far as it will go (approximately 7 miles) and you will be in Point Lookout. After the entrance sign, the second road on the right will be the campground. When you arrive in the campground park at the left and register at the Ranger Station.

Directions from the Rt. 301 Bridge:
Follow Rt. 301 north to Rt. 234 towards Leonardtown. When you reach the end of Rt. 234 at Rt. 5 turn right. Follow Rt 5 south all the way into Point Lookout. After the entrance sign, the second road on the right will be the campground. When you arrive in the campground park at the left and register at the Ranger Station.


Notes:
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in MOC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Amy Lipsius, at content@mdoutdoorclub.com.

Member Cost:$20.00/Person
Cost Includes:

$10/person/night payable to Amy Pickwick upon arrival to cover campsite.

Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the MOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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