ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE, MD

Assateague 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...
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  • Please be advised that the accessible site in the Oceanside Loop 1 is now site 010; it is no longer site 007
  • Campers must check in at Ranger Station upon arrival
  • Late arrivals must check in or call before 11 a.m. the next morning or forfeit campsite
  • Wild ponies roam free on the island; all food must be stored in a latchable hard-sided cooler or vehicle
  • Extreme mosquito/biting insect conditions; bring insect repellent with deet
  • Intense sun; bring sunblock
  • Sandy campsites; bring longer-than-normal tent stakes
  • A $15.00 entrance fee is required in addition to camping fees.
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Assateague 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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Natural Features:

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.

Two herds of wild horses inhabit the island. The Maryland herd roams freely in part of Assateague Island National Seashore. The Virginia herd roams in large fenced areas in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

The horses are descendants of late 17th century horses brought by colonists attempting to avoid livestock taxes. They now thrive among other wildlife including Sika deer, Ghost crabs and migrating birds like the Great Blue heron and Snowy egret.

Recreation:

Activities are abundant on the island, with crabbing and clamming for kids, and a long stretch of beach for swimming, kayaking and fishing.

Facilities:

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.

The 100% publicly owned island can be accessed from the northern route in Maryland or the southern route in Virginia, but there is no through road from one end to the other. Access to both entry points is easily reached by mainland routes.

Nearby Attractions:

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.

Booking Window

EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC

Wed Oct 01 2014 - Tue Mar 31 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC

Wed Oct 01 2014 - Mon Mar 30 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Wed Oct 01 2014 - Tue Mar 31 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 15 2014 Wed Oct 15 2014
Walk In Thu Oct 16 2014 Tue Apr 14 2015
Peak Wed Apr 15 2015 Thu Oct 15 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 15 2014 -
Oct 15 2014
WALK TO $25.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $25.00
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $40.00
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $30.00
Walk In Season
Oct 16 2014 -
Apr 14 2015
WALK TO $20.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $40.00
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $30.00
Peak Season
Apr 15 2015 -
Oct 15 2015
WALK TO $25.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $25.00
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $40.00
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $30.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.08333, -75.2
38°5'0"N, 75°12'0"W

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.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE
7206 NATIONAL SEASHORE LN
BERLIN  MD  21811

Phone Number:

Information:  (410)641-3030