Douglas Point Special Recreation Management Area, Maryland Camping & Hiking

Douglas Point Special Recreation Management Area, Maryland Camping & Hiking

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Directions

From Interstate Highway 95/495 in Maryland, take Exit 3 for Hwy 210 South to Hwy 225, connecting with Hwy 224. Follow signs for Nanjemoy and the Purse State Park.

Phone

703-339-8473

Activities

BIKING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, SNORKELING

Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

Maryland Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

Maryland Hiking Trails

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

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The Douglas Point Area lies in a lightly populated area of southern Maryland in western Charles County. The remaining portions of this once agricultural and rural peninsula county are experiencing rapid growth due to expanding economic opportunities created by increased military and contractor presence and urban sprawl. On December 21, 2001, BLM and the State of Maryland jointly acquired about 1,270 acres of land known as Douglas Point, lying along the Potomac River in Charles County. This area, one of the last remaining undeveloped tracts along the Potomac River, near fast-growing Washington, DC, offers outstanding potential for recreation, wildlife habitat, and cultural resources. The Douglas Point tract contains magnificent hardwood forests. Other unique resources in the general vicinity include the site of a Civil War encampment of approximately 25,000 troops; and archeological sites, habitat for a wide variety of terrestrial and aquatic species, unique wetlands and woodlands, and the evolving ecosystems of the shipwrecks at Mallow Bay.

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