Douglas Point Special Recreation Management Area

Douglas Point
Phone:
Address:

Lower Potomac Field Station 9699 Riverside Road Nanjemoy, MD 20662

Latitude/Longitude:
38.44275, -77.249703
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.
BIKING
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HIKING
HORSEBACK RIDING
WATER SPORTS
WILDLIFE VIEWING
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
PHOTOGRAPHY
SNORKELING

Douglas Point Special Recreation Management Area

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.