Activities and Amenities
Attention: All campsites are now available for April 15, 2013 to October 15, 2013 reservations. Please keep in mind when making a reservation, the campsite may not look like the available photo as the island continues to change with each strong wind and wave. The impacts of Hurricane Sandy will be felt at Assateague Island National Seashore for a long time, we appreciate your patience while we continue to rebuild and repair. Photos of the effects of Hurricane Sandy and our recovery can be found on Flicker, additional park information is also available on facebook and twitter.
Repairs to facilities in and around the campgrounds will continue throughout the summer months. The fencing surrounding the walk-in tent only sites has been compromised by the hurricane. As a result, the wild horses will have easy access to these campsites. Food, drinks and garbage MUST be properly stored away from wildlife in lockable hard-sided storage containers. The horses are not tame; bites and kicks often occur without warning.
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE, MD
part ofAssateague Island National Seashore, National Park Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
148 site(s) found
OverviewAssateague Island, famed for its wild horses, lies off the Delmarva Peninsula on the Atlantic Coast. This barrier island is a constantly shifting ribbon of sand, altered daily by powerful wind and waves.
The Assateague Island National Seashore, Assateague State Park and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge manage and protect this unique, diverse strip of land.
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Assateague is a 37-mile long barrier island on the Atlantic Coast of Maryland and Virginia. The terrain is a mix of sand dunes, maritime forests and salt marshes, and is just a couple miles wide at its broadest section.
Activities are abundant on the island, with crabbing and clamming for kids, and a long stretch of beach for swimming, kayaking and fishing.
The large campground offers 141 family sites, 58 of which are walk-to tent sites. Five additional group tent sites are available. Amenities include vault toilets and cool water showers.
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge offers a 14,000-acre wildlife preserve set at the southern end of Assateague Island. To the north, Assateague State Park features two miles of pristine ocean beaches.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Follow US Route 50 east to MD Route 611 south. Proceed over Verrazano Bridge. Take first right onto BayBerry Drive. Continue 2.25 miles to entrance station. Pay entrance fee. Take first right to ranger station to register and check in.
Mailing Address:ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE
7206 NATIONAL SEASHORE LN
BERLIN MD 21811
Phone Number:Information: (410)641-3030