Where can I camp on Assateague Island to see horses?
Assateague State Park, managed by the Maryland state park system, offers more creature comforts than any other campground on the island. The site’s amenities include an on-site cafe, showers, bathrooms and outlets. Campers can choose from oceanside sites or bayside sites, but both offer a beach and wild horses galore.
What is the difference between Assateague State Park and Assateague National Park?
The main difference between the state and national parks are the wash houses. The state park has hot showers and flushing toilets, but no pets allowed. The national park has cold water and chemical toilets, but pets are allowed.
What to bring to Assateague camping?
Camping at Assateague Island National Seashore In addition to all camping supplies (extensive list from REI here), the NPS recommends bringing sunscreen, insect repellent, screen tents, and long stakes to secure and anchor tents.
How do I get a campsite at Assateague?
If planning to camp between March 15 – November 15, reservations are required in advance, and can be booked online here or by calling 1-877-444-6777 (10:00am – 10:00pm EST). The reservations open six months in advance and are often booked the exact date that a reservation becomes available.
Can you camp on Assateague beach?
Backcountry Camping. Assateague has two oceanside and four bayside camping areas in Maryland for visitors who wish to backpack or paddle the island.
Are there sharks at Assateague Island?
A massive, 3,456-pound female great white shark has been pinged inside Assateague Island National Seashore near the Maryland-Virginia line. The shark is being tracked by OCEARCH and initially showed up shortly on Sunday, May 3. Earlier, she pinged just off Ocean City.
Is there cell service on Assateague Island?
Internet & Cellular Access Public WiFi is available. Public WiFi is ONLY available at the Assateague Island Visitor Center in the Maryland district. There is no public WiFi at any other building, beach, or trail. Cellular service on the island can be spotty and may depend on the carrier you have.
Are there jellyfish in Assateague Island?
Most jellyfish you encounter at Assateague will not sting but some do, particularly those with color. Be safe – do not touch any jellyfish. If you get stung, see a lifeguard. You can rinse the area with sea water or vinegar.
Can you drive from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island?
By Vehicle The south entrance is at the end of Route 175, two miles east of Chincoteague, VA. There is no vehicle access between the two entrances on Assateague Island. Vehicles must return to the mainland to access either the north or south entrance.
Where can I camp on Assateague Island?
Assateague State Park is located on Assateague Island and next to a beautiful sandy beach along the Atlantic Coast. This is Maryland’s only oceanfront park and is worth the visit. The campground has 342 campsites. Electric hookups are available in the G-Loop (173-208) and a few more in the I-Loop.
What is Assateague State Park?
Assateague State Park is Maryland’s only oceanfront park. It is located on Assateague Island, a barrier island bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Sinepuxent Bay on the west.
Can you swim on Assateague Island?
It is located on Assateague Island, a barrier island bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Sinepuxent Bay on the west. Its two miles of ocean beaches offer swimming, beachcombing, sunbathing, surfing and fishing. The bayside offers visitors the chance to explore secluded coves by canoe or kayak.