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Assateague State Park
Based on 249 traveler reviews
So much to do
Jan 23, 2015 by: Donna C from Dunnellon, Florida, United States
Whether family with kids or a romantic weekend. This place is so relaxing. You can hike on some of the nature trails. Camp at one of the parks. If you have four wheel drive and a permit you can drive on the beach and even surf fish. On the bay side you can even walk into the bay and go claming with your feet. Spent most of my weekends here growing up. Never a dull moment.
Wild Ponies and Surfers
Jan 10, 2015 by: Lisaburdsall from Snow Hill, Maryland
I can't say enough good things about this spot. Even when it's packed in the summer, it's still really fun. They have a store and outdoor showers to rinse off.
Well Worth A Visit
Jan 06, 2015 by: Henry S from Washington DC, District of Columbia
This is a beautiful scenic park offering various trails to walk and view wild life with a great chance of seeing the famous wild horses. Also the beach here and the ocean views are some of the best in the Ocean City MD area. Have been coming for years off season and enjoy the solitude and ability to get some great exercise walking the trails and along the beach. Great photo taking opportunities all across the park. The visitor center about 2 miles from park entrance is well worth stopping at as well. Admission was $15 per car for a pass good for 1 week
Jan 03, 2015 by: JustBeachy1122 from
There is nothing not to like about this place other than the lack of care for the ponies. That's what people come for, the opportunity to see wild ponies and enjoy the non developed beaches. My problem lies solely with the fact that injured or sick ponies are not cared for. On the Virginia side in Chincoteague, this is not the case. They will provide basic care for sick or injured ponies. The views are spectacular and the ponies really are cool. Kids will love this place.
Great for outdoor lovers!
Dec 15, 2014 by: Darius A from New York
My girlfriend and I visited Assateague with hopes of capturing good photo ops (horses, other animals, sunrises, beaches, landscapes etc) and the state park did not disappoint. We came across many horses in their natural habitat and found others hanging in campgrounds at night (we looked out of our tent and saw a pair laying next to our campsite). The beaches are great and not crowded at all, and the bathhouses were surprisingly very clean and well kept. We did reserve our camp spot rather late in the game and were "stuck" with the last spot in the loop - next to the bathhouse. While it was easy access, we did have to deal with the light at night and the flow of people going in and out. While it wasnt a continuous flow, it was definitely noticeable. That didn't however dampen the trip at all, and the campsite was definitely worth it. Also, bring lots of good bugspray. We initially brought eco-friendly sprays (we wanted to be environmentally conscious), but we learned that the mosquitoes were actually attracted to the all-natural stuff. Definitely go for the real heavy duty spray. It's worth it, especially if you explore some of the trails in the nearby National Park. Those trails are a quick walk from the state park campgrounds, and are definitely worth checking out for good photos and horse sightings.
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