About Assateague State Park
Drive In, Walk In, Boat In
Assateague State Park is located in Maryland
26 Reviews of Assateague State Park
The park is really good for adventure seekers. The horses aren't afraid to come up close and personal! Would recommend visiting in late summer, early fall to avoid the crowds.
LOVED this campground and we are dying to go back. Camp ground is flat and sandy without many trees around, but everyone was so friendly and it looks like there are a lot of people who come back year after year.
All that separates you from the beach is a large sand dune that you camp behind. Nice bathrooms and showers, clean and well maintained.
Also- there are native horses that live on the island and will come by and eat your food right off your plate. A really cool experience!
Make sure you get some blue crab as well!
Campground has hot water at bathhouses. Loops are filled with lots of campers and lots of generators
Great place for beach camping. Wild ponies are common so watch your food. Also pay attention to the weather winds can get really strong.
I love this campground. it’s very clean and the water is only a short walk away. you can hear the ocean at night while you are sleeping and see the wild ponies during the day.
This campground is a great choice if you are looking for a family oriented, beach campsite. They have multiple sections and the one I stayed in is closest to the water/beach. The sites do have sand so there is a risk of getting sand in your tent. It is amazing that at any moment you will see a wild horse at your site or on the beach. Be careful to not get too close to the horses, they are WILD horses. It is pet friendly on the sites as well as the beach, but they need to be leashed. This site was sooo much fun. I loved being so close to the beach. There are a few bathroom buildings, but you cannot bring your dog in there. The showers pressure is pretty good for a campsite. The bathrooms also have outlets to charge your phone. Some of the campsites have electrical hookups for an RV, but I used a tent on a tent campsite. Mostly people with RVs stay here, but you will see some tents, if you prefer that kind of arrangement. There is limited shade so if you are going in the summer make sure to WEAR SUNSCREEN!
I LOVED camping here. I will most definitely be back!
If you want to camp with full amenities- this is a good fit. The facilities are clean and provide hot water, electricity, showers, flushing toilets. There is a visitors center with soda, maps, info, firewood, etc. There is even a cafe on site. You are walking distance to the beach and could even camp on the dunes. Walk in sites and RV sites available. If it’s peak season, be prepared for A LOT of people. Many kids and families. Of course, be prepared for the ponies. They are neat and beautiful but they are also wild animals. They will walk right through your site and won’t care if they bother you. They will eat your food if they can get to it. They will also poop in huge piles. Bring lots of bug spray cause the mosquitoes and horse flies are terrible.
Really nice and maintained grounds. It is peaceful and quiet with an almost 100 % guarantee to run into the wild horses. If you appreciate low key camping and want a chance to see beautiful animals this is the spot for you!
Awesome place to camp if you want to be surrounded by beach and wild ponies. I highly recommend safe food storage that is pony proof. They do know how to get into coolers
We set out to hike the 12 miles down to the Virginia side of Assateague. would have been lovely if we had gotten an early start. we got stuck in a nasty storm about 6 miles into our hike and had to take shelter at the nearest campsite. The mosquitos were awful! I’ve never encountered as many pesky little demon bloody thirst insects in my entire life. They are horrible on Assateague! If you’re planning on staying here just make sure you pick a campsite on the BEACH! Any wooded areas, or anything away from the ocean for that matter is infested with mosquitos. My boyfriend wore his mosquito net and wore his body suit and my stupid ass made fun of how silly he looked until I was the one getting devoured by mosquitos EVEN WITH BUG SPRAY. Be prepared if you plan on doing the 12.5 mile hike down all of Assateague Island. It’s all sand and fairly hard to walk on. I ended up taking my shoes off because of how uneven it was. Also, bring a duster so you can get your shoes back on without having to worry about sand particles cutting your feet!