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Camping At Assateague
Firewood Alert (PDF file 81 kb)
Camping at Assateague will be a pleasant experience if you plan ahead! The barrier island habitat can be harsh if you are not prepared. Camping is available only in the Maryland district of Assateague Island. Campers are reminded to bring firewood, sunscreen, insect repellent, screen tents for shade and insect protection, and long tent stakes to anchor tents in the sand and wind.
Assateague Island National Seashore Campgrounds:
Camping facilities include chemical toilets, cold water showers and drinking water.
October 16 through April 14, campsites are first-come first-served and sites are $20 per night.
There is a 50% discount for campers with Golden Age, Interagency Senior, Golden Access or Interagency Access passports.
For campground regulations or more information call the ranger station at (410) 641-1441 (press 3).
National Park Service Reservation System
There is no camping available in the Virginia district of Assateague Island. Commercial campgrounds are available on the neighboring island of Chincoteague, Virginia. For more information contact the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce at (757) 336-6161.
Did You Know?
Animal, vegetable or mineral? These orange, blob-like critters are a colony of animals related to sea squirts. Their name, sea pork is thought to be derived from their close appearance to salt pork. When they are babies they have a notochord just like human embryos!