Point Lookout (location)

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For the add-on, see Point Lookout (add-on).
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part ofColumbia Commonwealth
factionsPoint Lookout tribals
Hughes gang (mentioned only)
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Swamp ghouls
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Walking with Spirits
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Thought Control
A Meeting of the Minds
A Spoonful of Whiskey
An Antique Land
Plik's Safari
The Dark Heart of Blackhall
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Point Lookout is said to be one of the most haunted locations in Maryland.

Fallout 3 loading screen, Point Lookout

Point Lookout is a swampland that was once Maryland's Point Lookout State Park before the Great War.


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Point Lookout's rural location shielded it from direct impact during the Great War, but the resulting fallout has irradiated the area in the intervening years.

Fallout 3 loading screen, Point Lookout

Point Lookout is said to be one of the most haunted locations in Maryland. Thousands of Confederate prisoners of war died near Point Lookout in the later years of the American Civil War. Point Lookout remained very rural and isolated until the Isla Negra real estate company purchased land and began developing new homes and attractions. Unlike much of the Capital Wasteland, Point Lookout's rural location shielded it from direct impact during the Great War, but the resulting fallout irradiated the area in the years that followed. The unchecked forces of erosion carved sinkholes and grottoes throughout Point Lookout. Point Lookout's swamps are rich in natural gases, which sometimes manifest on the surface as explosive methane bubbles.

The area is home to the swampfolk, a crazed, highly deformed, inbred people who live all around the swamps of the region. Swamp ghouls and swamplurks are a common sight here as well, as they are drawn to the area's radioactive swamp waters. Smugglers also roam Point Lookout, hoping to find their fortune scavenging this relatively undisturbed desolation.

Point Lookout is almost devoid of any organized society or signs of civilization. Other than Tobar the Ferryman, Haley of Haley's Hardware, Madame Panada, Marguerite and the Point Lookout tribals, it is extremely difficult to find someone to trade with. The area became known to outsiders from the Capital Wasteland thanks to punga fruit, a unique fruit known to grow only in the local bogs, and many legends about the supposed treasures hidden there. Just off the shore from Calvert Mansion is a sunken Chinese nuclear scout submarine which now is the Sub Recovery Site.

Even though it was not directly hit by nuclear bombardment, the water of Point Lookout's bogs and the surrounding bay is irradiated, having been contaminated by the Potomac River that flows out of the Capital Wasteland. The pervasive radiation in the swamps (as well as frequent inbreeding) led to the birth and evolution of the swampfolk and unusual patches of a greenish-gray, smoking and/or steaming earthy muck that releases flammable methane bubbles occasionally. This muck is a biogas that accumulated because of the radioactive contamination of the mass Civil War-era graves in the area. The decomposing bodies buried in these water-logged graves were irradiated and slowly decomposed into methane because of the radiation's effects on the normal process of decay.


There are 31 marked locations within Point Lookout as well as a few unmarked ones.

They are as follows (unmarked locations in italics):


It takes one month in-game time to travel from the Capital Wasteland to Point Lookout.


Point Lookout is the eponymous location in which the Fallout 3 add-on Point Lookout takes place.

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