Dispersed
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About North Point State Park
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Features
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
Location
North Point State Park is located in Maryland
Latitude
39.196 N
Longitude
-76.442 W
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1 Review of North Point State Park
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Very historic site from 1814

This is where the British first landed for their march on Baltimore. Once landed, their fleet moved up into the harbor, to attack Fort McHenry. They also moved by water to Washington DC, to burn it.

As their army (almost 9000 strong) moved north toward Baltimore on North Point Rd., they contacted the local militia under John Stricker, (Brigadier General John Stricker (1758–1825). His troops used the heavy woods and brush to ambush and decimate their opposition at the battle of North Point. Most of the 9000 troops never made it to Baltimore, and as we all know from the Star Spangled Banner, Fort McHenry held the fleet.

North Point State Park was where it all started. The park is a great place to spend the day, and is very kid friendly. I wish I could say there were guides to give you a history tour, but you need to research that on your own. Picnics and fishing, with a nice play ground, top it off. You can also see the remnants of Old Bay Shore Park, one of the early 20th century play grounds for the well-to-do. It’s a great place to enjoy the quiet and natural setting of the Chesapeake Bay.