Camping At Assateague
The following areas in the Maryland district will remain CLOSED until further notice:
- Oceanside drive-in Loop 1 (partial closure)
- Oceanside walk-in sites.
If you have a reservation affected by the closures you will be refunded in full by the reservation company, Recreation.gov. Alternative camping information can be found at Maryland's Beach and Beyond-Worcester County tourism website.
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(locally purchased), sunscreen, insect repellent, screen tents for shade and insect protection, and long tent stakes to anchor tents in the sand and wind.
National Park Service Reservation System
Assateague Island National Seashore Campgrounds:
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.