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Surprised to see so many others enjoying walking on the beach in February. Educational prisoner of war camps etc.Highly recommended more »
I had to make the trip here to see what this place was like. My great, great grandfather, Henry Oldham Robertson, was a Confederate soldier and was captured 3 days after the Battle of Gettysburg and h... more »
I am really liked ,everything is interesting for me,the linght,life, city,really really perfect for me more »
Went early in the morning in the autumn. It was a bit chilly, but quite gorgeous and quiet. Nice serene atmosphere. The park could use a little maintenance and cleanup, but it's a nice way to see the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.
I would have loved to give this park a 5 star review. However the actions of the Rangers there were absolutely disgusting and insulting to my family. We had camped out overnight and didn't have a problem. SURE the bathrooms and the sites could have been a bit tidier and SURE the people there could have been more considerate about the noise level at the campgrounds. But that's a given at a lot of places, so long as no one was invading our campsite, there wasn't going to be a problem. Had there been, I would have sought out some help. However, the morning after as we were getting ready to head off to the beach/picnic area that opens promptly at 6, we arrived there literally 7 minutes beforehand. The ranger at the gate kindly told us that the gate wouldn't open until 6 am on the dot. We understood, we asked if we could just stay there for the remaining 7 minutes. He advised we couldn't, so we left believing this was simply the rules. A second later from doing a K turn to leave the gate entrance, another car pulled up and the ranger advised the same thing. However they allowed the car to stay there and the driver actually stepped out of the car to stretch his legs alongside his family chatting it up with the Ranger. We tried not to think about it so we found a nearby empty lot for a PUBLIC STORE they had there at the park. We must have been there less than a minute when two Ranger trucks came behind me and my family blocking us off. Began to take down our plates and threw around the term "illegal" to describe our parking and where our vehicles were. I explained that we were simply waiting until 6 am which at the point was only 4 minutes away. The rangers continued to throw around the word "illegal" to describe our parking and I mentioned that this was a public store. They tried to advise that this was an employee only parking zone when there was nothing written or displayed to show that. I advised (years of being a paralegal) that if these is no sign to display this, they have no right to write me up or give me a ticket under Maryland law. The Rangers scoffed at me and proceeded to tell me they're going to let me off with a warning but we needed to leave. At the end of that encounter, one would like to believe that's the end. But as we approach the gate (Seeing as all this carried us past 6 am) the same Ranger that had advised we needed to wait promptly until 6 am was waving cars through left and right. He did wave us through so to that Ranger I really have no complaints besides letting the other person wait at the gate that would have saved me a huge deal of anger, but after he waved us through a second ranger stepped in front of my car and stopped me. He approached my window with a flash light looking into my car. He made a point to tell me that my pass was only good until 1 pm. He said, "Once its 1 pm, you're outta here" Not Once its 1 pm you have to go renew or buy another pass at the front. There are better ways to say that to another human being. The beach itself is beautiful, the campgrounds truly someplace I'd like to go back to and spend another weekend. A place that is truly worthy of 5 stars but I won't allow this horrid experience to tarnish the rating of such an amazing place. It was absolutely disgusting how I was treated but it was not enough to deter me from enjoying an amazing weekend. That should tell you enough =]
The lighthouse doesn't appear to be kept up very well. Looks to me like it would be a good setting for a Hitchcock movie.
If I could give it no stars,I would. Trash all over the beach, rude check in staff. Will never go back.
A beautiful park with an excellent sandy beach, trails, a lighthouse, and a historic military camp... If it weren't for the steep summer entrance fee, this would make for a perfect getaway.
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