Campers may not bring firewood from out of state. Firewood must be purchased locally.
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.
Day Use Restrictions: Campgrounds are for registered campers only, all others are prohibited from entry. This includes wildlife observation and use of campsites as day use areas.
National Park Service Reservation System
Assateague Island National Seashore Campgrounds:
More Camping Information
Checking in and out, fires, pets, quiet hours and more. The do's and don'ts of camping at Assateague Island.
Assateague has two oceanside and four bayside camping areas in Maryland for visitors who wish to backpack or paddle the island.
Other Camping Opportunities
Last updated: May 17, 2023