We just spent the last four nights at the Assateague Island State Park campground, it was outstanding!! We had a great clean site. Clean well taken care of bath houses and two very pleasant and nice camp hosts. The prices are very reasonable. The beach is clean and amazing!! We also had several visits from the wild ponies!
We had a spectacular camping trip here. Our site was perfect. We stayed in I326. We could hear the waves from our camper. It took 3 minutes or so to walk to the ocean. Horses whinnied and clip-clopped past our camper at night. The weather in October was perfect and the bathrooms and showers were clean and in great condition.
We spent the last three days at the Assateague State Park campground, it is truly amazing. Nice bath houses/restrooms! Great sites amazing access to the beach, clean and a nice supply of wild ponies to take pictures of! A true slice of heaven!!
Wow! If you are a camper initially you may be a bit shocked as you cannot go in expecting campsites shaded by trees etc. This is beach camping! All sites are steps from the beach. We stayed on the C loop great spot. Bath house is brand new, great showers and clean! Volunteers are all wonderful and friendly. We saw horses, dolphins, pelicans..just waiting to see a unicorn! Beautiful sunrise, go to sleep and wake up to hear the ocean waves. A truly amazing experience. Only suggestion if you need darkness to sleep to not pick a spot by the bathroom as the dim light is on all night as they are in all campgrounds, further away the darker it is. Would camp here again in a heartbeat!
We camped Ocean Side, site 50. It was hot as Hades out when we got there, and there was zero shade. Once we got set up,we went right into the ocean which was about 50 yards from our campsite. The sites are very intermingled on the ocean side, but the bay side seemed like it had more private sites. There were horses everywhere, which we were hoping for. The bathrooms are porta-potties and don't smell all the wonderful. All in all, it was a wonderful trip and we plan on returning again and again.
Had a wonderful time last week camping here. Beach was excellent, saw lots of horses! Warren our camp Host was excellent, came over and introduced himself, talked for quite awhile to us about everything. Very nice gentleman. Unfortunately we had to leave a day early due to the loss of our tent and canopy from a storm, the wind actually lifted the canopy and moved it to across our site! But we were safe and that’s all that mattered. Many people came over and offered to help, which was wonderful. Already booked for next year and renting a camper. Unfortunately a different loop but hopeful to see Warren again there.
I went to Assateague State Park (MD) for a 4-night camping experience on June 20th with my husband and several close families. This was a wonderful experience for us. This would be a wonderful experience ONLY IF YOU ARE AN ALL-ROUNDER person who is not fussy and picky, just like us. This is a secured camp by the beach. It’s quiet and clean, except for the wild horses’ manure. (You need to remember that you would be in their habitat, not the other way around!). Each loop has clean bathhouses and restrooms which were updated last year and their maintenance is superb. Behind them there are trash containers and sinks to do the dishes and utensils. There are external showers as well. Each campsite has a fire rim/pit; however, not all of them have a grill. I suggest you bring your own. I recommend coming June because the weather won’t be so hot (which translates into mosquitoes and flies) and there could be a nice breeze, sometimes a little chilly, and rain. I suggest you bring fresh clothing, a raincoat and a sweater for cold nights. Waterproof clothing is better. Since there are no trees to provide shade, I highly suggest you bring a canopy, preferably with all-covering mesh. We also brought a cart, which proved very helpful to transport all the beach gear (cooler, beach chairs, umbrella, rackets, etc.) and the dirty diches for cleaning. Last, but not least, NEVER EVER LEAVE FOOD ON THE TABLES OR IN THE TENTS. The wild horses will simply come and eat it. We didn’t have any trouble because we always stored the food in the car. I recommend you bring three coolers, a big one for the ice (maximum refrigeration), a small one for the meats and the third for dairy products. This worked nicely for us. Bonus tip: if you can, check-in on Thursday and check-out on Monday (as we did), otherwise you will be trapped in infernal traffic for many, many hours (which happened to one of my friends – 8 hours from Woodbridge, VA!). This is especially true for the campers coming from Virginia, DC and Maryland, since the Chesapeake Bridge collapses on the weekends. When you reserve a camp site, read the MD park service email thoroughly. It has plenty of information and suggestions. We already reserved for 2019! Happy Camping!…
We have been camping on assateague state park from last 5 years. Never felt for a day that we need to change. The atmosphere is always relaxing and nights are wonderful with the sea waves. Kids enjoy beach and like horses around. Maryland state has done a great job by providing clean rest with hot water. Good job MD state. We usually try to get a spot next to beach where we can camp on the sand. If are new on beach camping, you may want to have beach camping checklist.
My kids and I tent camped for a week here. It was peaceful, beautiful and clean. It is gated. We were in I loop and close to the beach and bathhouse. The bathhouses are new and pretty clean. There is a park and nature center which we didn’t get a chance to use. Wild horses roam the campground. They are beautiful but be sure to keep food and coolers locked in the car. The pony express grill had a nice little menu and picnic tables along with a gift shop. The beaches were so beautiful and relaxing. We were told to prepare for a lot of bugs but it was so extremely windy, the bugs weren’t too much of a problem. Be sure to bring good tent stakes to help with the winds. If you head south you will reach the national park which we loved. Head north and reach Berlin and Ocean City. The visitors center is nice with some info and activities. We can’t wait to go back.…
This place can be a slice of heaven, if you do it right: Days at the wide beach filled with fun in the sand and the water. Mellow evenings, gorgeous sunsets and nights by the campfire with s´mores, campfire talks and friendly neighbors. The downside, however, may be overcrowded loops and campsites in the summer with relentless sunshine and no shade, high winds toppling over your tent, thunderstorms with downpours flooding your site and driving you from the tent in the car, skeeters, gnats and mosquitoes sucking the last drop of blood out of you, and, finally, aggressive horses competing for your food. The solution may be to bring a good quality tent with long tent stakes as well as an extra screened tent for shade and protection, to apply lots of sunscreen and insect repellent, to thoroughly stow away all food in your car and best to come in May or September for uncrowded camping, less bugs, lower temperatures and wind to keep the bugs at bay. Our family of 4 had a great time in a never half-full campground loop with sandcastle building on the empty beach, friendly rangers, few bugs and peaceful nights. Special moments included worshipping sunsets on the dune and outdoor showering into the mellow evening. I would recommend this place for more experienced tent campers with children not too small. We will certainly be back (sometime in spring or autumn)!…